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Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 Announces Moderators For Culinary & Mixology Demonstrations And Upscale Cruising Panel

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry, announces Angela Moore, Vice President of the Food Network and Cooking Channel, and Ken Taylor, Vice President of Strategic Development of MarkeTeam, will co-moderate the new / 2016 Discovery Series: Culinary & Mixology Exploration. Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of Worth Magazine, will moderate the Upscale Cruising panel. 

"As the cruise industry's premier global event, we have crafted the 2016 conference program to include moderators and panelists that are leading the charge in transforming the industry," shares Robyn Duda, Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise Global.  "Our roster of panel discussions features experts, leaders and thought-makers who will delve into topics ranging from the geography of cruise tourism to food and beverage trends impacting the industry." 

Angela Moore and Ken Taylor will conduct two culinary & mixology demonstration sessions Wednesday 16 March from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Taking part in the demonstrations, MSC Cruises will highlight the line's artfully crafted offerings from aboard their ships with the help of a special surprise chef appearance and demonstration. As a future partner of the MSC Cruises brand, the culinary icon will showcase the cruise line's unique dedication to providing guests with authentic and inspired culinary experiences.

Richard Bradley will lead the Upscale Cruising panel from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday 15 March 2016.  The panel will examine how lines are keeping up with upscale consumers' evolving tastes including technology demands, such as free Wi-Fi.  Panelists will also share what they're doing to differentiate their brands and how they are engaging with well-heeled travelers, including the emerging Chinese market.  The panel includes the following participants:

  • Rick D. Meadows, President, Seabourn & President, Cunard North America
  • Karl J. Pojer, CEO, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Edie Rodriguez, President & CEO, Crystal Cruises
  • Navin Sawhney, CEO of Americas, Ponant Cultural Cruises and Expeditions
  • Enzo Visone, CEO, Silversea Cruises

The 2016 Conference program will offer attendees a comprehensive roster of panel discussions and workshops.  All prospective exhibitors interested in becoming a part of Seatrade Cruise Global can subscribe to a regular newsletter covering the latest news delivered to their inbox.  

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. 

About Seatrade Cruise Global 
Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 is 14-17 March 2016 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Formerly Cruise Shipping Miami, Seatrade Cruise Global 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 800 exhibiting companies from 93 countries and more than 300 international journalists to become 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 with the chief executives of the world's largest cruise companies. Call 212-600-3260 or visit for more information.

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SOURCE Seatrade Cruise Global