NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading global business-to-business event for the cruise industry, announces the Professional Women in Cruise Brunch on Thursday 16 March. In collaboration with Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), the event will introduce a new format that allows guests to network with peers and hear from a panel of extraordinary women in the cruise industry. A portion of the proceeds from this brunch will be donated to Mercy Ships, Seatrade Cruise Global's non-profit partner.
"WISTA is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and supporting women in management positions," shares Robyn Duda, Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise Global. "We are thrilled to announce Seatrade's partnership with the organization for what will surely be a highlight of 2017 Seatrade Cruise Global this 13-16 March."
The Professional Women in Cruise Brunch will take place in Room 220/221 on the second level of the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. The panel of speakers includes the following:
- Peg Buchan, Assistant Port Director, Port Everglades Florida
- Ginger Garte, Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director, Lloyd's Register Marine and Offshore
- Helen Panagos, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Crystal Air Cruises Destination Experiences & Crystal Residences
- Anna Silva, Manager of Commercial Port Operations and Budgeting, Carnival Cruise Line
The brunch will take place from 11 am to 1 pm and admission is $70 for WISTA members, $80 for non WISTA members. Registering for the Professional Women in Cruise Brunch will also include access to the show floor for three days. If already registered to attend Seatrade Cruise Global, please complete this form in order to attend the brunch.
Press registration is 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. Attendees are able to customize their conference and trade show experience by choosing from packages that best suit their business needs.
WISTA is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. As a networking association, WISTA's goal is to advance the interests of women in the maritime industry, through the exchange of contacts and experiences. Although geographically spread out, WISTA members stay connected digitally via www.wista.net, Twitter, Instagram #WISTAGRAM, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Hashtag #WISTA.
About Seatrade Cruise Global
Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 is taking place 13-16 March 2017 at the 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 10,000 registered attendees, over 700 exhibiting companies from 93 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. Call +1-212-600-3260 or visit http://www.seatradecruiseglobal.com/ for more information.
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