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Italy-IORA Partnership: IORA webinar on Developing Sustainable Cruise Tourism

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Ott 2020

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Italy-IORA Partnership: IORA webinar on Developing Sustainable Cruise Tourism

Cruise tourism will never be the same in the Covid-19 aftermath. The effects of the pandemic could modify the way we travel and the way we experience destinations, and more than ever we have to be aware of the need for more sustainable tourism.

There will be a growing demand for new skills, new tools and new strategic approaches.

Italy has been the first country in which Cruises restarted operating with new rules and mechanisms. We think this is an important step to start regaining market confidence in a sector that – in Italy alone – covers 3% of the national GDP, employs over 120.000 workers and had a turnover of around 45 billion euro. Italian major players in the cruise sector such as Costa Cruises and others, have recently developed health and safety protocols with the support of national Authorities and a team of international experts.

Italian stakeholders wish to share their experience in the Sustainable Cruise Tourism with IORA countries and dialogue partners

 

Welcome Remarks: Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

 

Opening Session

Representative from IORA Chair (UAE)

Nomvuyo Nokwe, Secretary General of IORA

Keynote Speech: Naushad Mohamed, Maldives’ Deputy Minister of Tourism

 

Session One – Impact of COVID-19 on the global cruise industry

Roberto Alberti, Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Costa Group

Silvia Bruzzi, Dept. of Economics, University of Genova

Ukko Metsola, Director General Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe (TBC)

Chair: Mario Vattani, Italian National IORA Focal Point, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

 

Session Two – How cruise lines and cruise ports are fighting back & Impacts on cruise jobs and recruitment

Francesco Maria Di Majo, President Port Authority Civitavecchia

Pascal Viroleau, Chief Executive Officer, Vanilla Islands Organisation

Ratna Chadha, Co-founder and Chairperson, TIRUN Travel Marketing and India representative Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Chair: Luigi Giannini, President of the Italy IORA Committee

 

Session Three – Restarting cruise market and regaining market confidence

Rossella Carrara, VP External Relations & Sustainability, Costa Group

South Africa (Speaker TBC)

Alessandra Priante, Director Regional Department for Europe at World Tourism Organization, UNWTO

Chair: Laurence Martin, Secretary General of Federazione del Mare

 

Session Four – Future development trend of cruise industry after the epidemic

Massimo Debenedetti, Corporate Vice President Research & Innovation, Fincantieri

Kate O’Shaughnessy, Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius and Seychelles, and Ambassador to Comoros and Madagascar

Chair: Vincenzo Petrone, President of Assonave

 

Concluding Remarks: Luca Sabbatucci, Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Word of thanks: Gareth Rees, IORA Secretariat

 

Promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with IORA-Indian Ocean Rim Association

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Manlio Di Stefano

Sottosegretario di Stato al Ministero degli affari esteri e della cooperazione internazionale

Francesco Maria Di Majo

President of Port Authority Civitavecchia

Alessandra Priante

Director Regional Department for Europe at World Tourism Organization, UNWTO

Massimo Debenedetti

Corporate Vice President Research & Innovation, Fincantieri

Roberto Alberti

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Costa Crociere S.p.A.

Silvia Bruzzi

Associate professor in Management at University of Genoa

Vincenzo Petrone

President of Assonave

Rossella Carrara

Vice President External Relations and Sustainability for Costa Crociere Group

Luigi Giannini

presidente Federpesca

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