Port delegation at Seatrade in Florida

PORT–Port St. Maarten officials and several stakeholders are in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, until Thursday for the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Broward County Convention Center that starts today, Monday.

Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Cornelius de Weever is leading the delegation. He said the sole objective of attendance is promoting St. Maarten “and letting everyone know that we are open for business and investments.”

Port, St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Princess Juliana International Airport SXM and St. Maarten Tourist Bureau officials will attend the annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry.

The Port and stakeholders look forward to meeting with cruise line executives and other cruise stakeholders during the four-day conference to inform them about current destination cruise recovery and forecasting developments in the port-Irma era. The country’s cruise sector is vital for the destination’s economic recovery.

Seatrade Cruise Global is being held in partnership with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

Seatrade Cruise Global also brings together buyers and suppliers for the four-day conference and three-day exhibition. The conference in 2017 brought together more than 11,000 registered attendees, more than 700 exhibiting companies from 113 countries and more than 300 international journalists.

Experts, leaders and thought-makers of the cruise industry from the world’s largest cruise companies are the highlight of the conference.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74311-port-delegation-at-seatrade-in-florida