Hosted by the MedCruise member Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seatrade Cruise Med 2016 took place from 21 to 23 September at the International Trade Fair and Congress Centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In aggregate, more than 130 MedCruise member representatives travelled to Tenerife to participate at this major biennial cruise event, representing more than 70 MedCruise members, 34 of which also joined the MedCruise Pavilion as exhibitors.
Τhe 740 square meter MedCruise Pavilion turned into a hive of activity with various press conferences, presentations and receptions drawing dozens of attendees, including cruise line executives attending the three-day event.
MedCruise President Kristijan Pavic was among the key note speakers in the opening session of the conference that was running alongside the exhibition, setting the shape of cruise activities in the Med.
Amongst MedCruise speakers were also Carla Salvado (Honorary President), Airam Diaz Pastor (Director & Ports of Tenerife), Anne-Sophie Peyran (Director & French Riviera), Thanos Pallis (Secretary General), Andre Velho Cabral (Azores), Luis de Carvalho (B&A Europe), Mark Robinson (Intercruises), and Andreas Stylianopoulos (Navigator).
Ιmmediately after the conclusion of the Seatrade event, MedCruise members gathered once again to celebrate the 49th General Assembly of the Association.
During the first session of this half day event that was followed by discussion of internal matters, MedCruise members were joined by David Pino (Port of Barcelona & Chairman of the PIANC International WG) enjoying an exclusive presentation of the latest PIANC study on cruise terminals investment, planning & design.