Seatrade Cruise Global Continues Safety & Security Focus With Second Annual Dedicated Symposium

Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event in the cruise industry, will once again feature the Seatrade Cruise Global Safety & Security Symposium after a successful 2017 debut.

The symposium will serve as a focal point for specialized professionals as well as all conference attendees interested in learning about current and new developments in critical safety, security and stewardship fields. Beginning Tuesday 6 March, the symposium is a collaboration with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), featuring a series of platform presentations and moderated panel discussions exploring a variety of topics.

“Last year’s Safety & Security Symposium was well received and offered attendees dedicated content with industry leaders bringing a focused knowledge of these important sectors in cruise to one place,” explains Chiara Giorgi, Brand Director of Seatrade Cruise Global. “Safety & Security Symposium Chairperson John Sifling has assembled an even more comprehensive program for 2018 addressing issues and challenges in these areas.”

The Safety & Security Symposium will once again take place in the Floridian Ballroom, located on level 3, and include related exhibitors, speakers and presentations in one dedicated space.

Symposium panel topics include the following:

• Polar and Expedition Cruising Stewardship
• How Emerging Biometric Technologies are Enhancing Security and Guest Experience
• Port and Tour Security
• LNG and Fuel Cell Powered Cruise Ships: Alternative Fuels and Other Environmental Initiatives to Reduce Emissions
• Fire Detection: The Latest Developments and Technologies
• Crew Navigation and Safety Training – Best Practices and Technologies

John Sifling, a 30-year veteran maritime professional will serve as chairperson of the three-day symposium. Currently Principal of Broad Reach Maritime LLC, Sifling is a retired Coast Guard Commander who has served in a variety of assignments including Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Office Juneau and Captain of the Port of Southeast Alaska. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he worked for eight years as Vice President, Fleet Security and Company Security Officer at Princess Cruises.

“I am honored to again serve as Safety and Security Symposium Chairman. We are building on last year’s success in offering a variety of timely, cutting edge content presented by leaders within the cruise industry, as well as other industry experts and regulatory authorities from around the globe. This year, we are also excited to announce that we have broadened our content to include important environmental stewardship topics,” shared Sifling.

The 2018 edition marks the third year for Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County Convention Center taking place 5-8 March 2018. Over 25 panels are scheduled over four days delivering the most wide-ranging program to date. The complete conference schedule can be found at Seatrade Cruise Global’s website. The website includes sections on registration details and deadlines for attendees, exhibitor and media resources, as well as travel information and a contact section for UBM, owner of the Seatrade Cruise Portfolio.

Press registration will soon open to journalists intending to report on the convention’s exhibition and conference sessions. Journalists are asked to fill out the registration form and convention organizers will issue a complimentary pass once their credentials have been verified and approved.

About Seatrade Cruise Global
Seatrade Cruise Global 2018 is taking place 5-8 March 2018 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. The exhibition is the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry. Bringing together buyers and suppliers for a four-day conference and three-day exhibition, the gathering draws more than 11,000 registered attendees, over 700 exhibiting companies from 113 countries and more than 300 international journalists to become the cruise industry’s epicenter of ideas, products and services. A who’s who of the industry participate in a comprehensive panel of discussions featuring experts, leaders and thought-makers including the State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote with the chief executives of the world’s largest cruise companies.

(Seatrade Cruise Global)