Cruise Lines International Association launches inaugural 2016 Summit at Sea

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Dabi cruiseAs part of ongoing enhancements to their Executive Partner Membership Program, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering the Summit At Sea, a unique new networking and educational opportunity.  The event, which will be hosted onboard MSC’s Preziosa, January 8th-11th, 2016, is exclusively offered to CLIA’s Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members.
The inaugural Summit at Sea will visit four ports of call in the western Mediterranean over three nights and create a new platform to engage with industry colleagues and 20 cruise line executives. Executive attendance includes All Leisure Group, Carnival Corp & Plc, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Silversea Cruises.
“The Summit at Sea is a great opportunity for industry leaders to immerse themselves in the cruise community,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman of CLIA and Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises.  The MSC Preziosa offers an ideal environment for the event and we are excited to host this innovative event.”
In addition, The Summit will offer educational content covering port development and operations, destination development and itinerary planning, environment, safety and security, port facility inspections, and shore excursions among others.
“The Summit at Sea is just one example of the ever-expanding CLIA events offered to our community,” said Cindy D’Aoust, acting CEO, CLIA.
“The Summit reinforces the unique benefits that CLIA membership provides, and we will continue to create opportunities like this to experience the industry first-hand and engage with partners.”