Cruise Shipping Virtual Registration Opens

Sep 07, 2010, 15:11 ET from UBM Live

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration for Cruise Shipping Virtual, the online event focusing on sustainability for the cruise industry, is now open at

Complimentary registration includes admission to the two educational webinars, opportunities to meet suppliers showcasing new products and services, and to network with industry leaders via live group chats.

Organized in association with Sustainable Travel International, the 1-hour webinars included in the virtual event will focus on sustainable tourism issues.  These webinars are part of a three-tiered series for the Green Travel Certificate Program administered in partnership with Sustainable Travel International which will include both online and face-to-face conference sessions.  

The focus of the Green Travel Certificate Program is to educate travel professionals and suppliers on the benefits associated with sustainable tourism.  To participate in the program attendees must attend a designated number of sessions either online or at the physical event. Upon completion they will be supplied with a certificate and recognition at the Miami event representing that they have taken the initiative to learn about this important topic.  

"The cruise industry is highly committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and contributing the conservation of the oceans and places we visit.  By participating in Cruise Shipping Miami's Virtual Event - two webinars and the certificate program - you will help demonstrate to us that you are also committed to helping us in this important work," states Jamie Sweeting, Vice President, Environmental Stewardship & Global Chief Environmental Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Following is the webinar schedule:

Greening of the Supply Chain: 10:30 AM (EST)

Green supply chain management practices can help you open the door to new markets of consumers and can save you money. In this one-hour webinar / workshop, industry experts and leading vendors will share a variety of green solutions and doable options that teach you how to easily integrate sustainable supply chain management practices into your operations or refine your existing approach. This is turn will help reduce your environmental footprint and increase your level of corporate social responsibility and profitability.

Sustainable Tourism 101- Entering the World of Green Travel:  2:30 PM (EST)

In this one-hour webinar / workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the growing market of conscientious consumers and the global movement toward sustainable travel and tourism. It will cover the definitions of related terminology, the benefits of engaging in sustainability, related principles and concepts combined with case studies from around the world. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of sustainable tourism and the benefits of entering the world of green travel.

Note this schedule is subject to change.

The event takes place online on September 28, 2010.

There is no cost to attend this event however attendees do have to pre-register. To register please visit:

EVENT CONTACT: Additional information for Cruise Shipping Virtual is available at  

To learn about the Green Travel Certificate Program visit:

EXHIBITING INFORMATION: Companies which are interested in exhibiting please email

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