Paolo Raia

Managing Director, MSC Procurement & Logistics S.p.a.

Vera Lannek

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Carnival Corporation

Samuel Kim

Associate Vice President of Procurement Excellens, Royal Carribean Group

You’re invited to join CLIA and the global cruise community for a one-of-a-kind experience that includes three dynamic events in one rewarding week – all in beautiful Genoa, Italy.
Cruise Week – Europe builds on the success of the European Summit by offering fresh new content, interactive workshops, and networking events, plus CLIA’s inaugural Innovation Expo. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to: 

  • Gather with the cruise community to discuss the evolving business of cruising, share your thoughts on key issues and challenges, cultivate new relationships, and collaborate on new solutions to help the industry grow.
  • Connect with key decision makers, innovators, media and suppliers from around the world.
  • Explore new brands and products across Hospitality, Marine Innovations and Technology, Design and Interiors, Supply Chain and Services, Martime Development – An ideal showcase for businesses that are ‘new to cruise’.

 “It is an event of great significance for Genoa, Italy and Europe. It will bring together all the major stakeholders of the sector globally: shipowners, maritime authorities, government institutions, and regulators, together with the world of suppliers to the cruise industry.”

Pierfrancesco Vago
CLIA Global Chair

 “I’m absolutely thrilled and eagerly anticipating the Innovation Expo. This event presents a fantastic opportunity for Genoa and Europe as a whole, as we extend a warm welcome to major cruise companies and essential partners. I am fully dedicated to ensuring its success because this kind of gathering has the potential to create significant value for MSC and the entire industry. I’m confident that the Innovation Expo will emerge as the most important cruise event ever held in Europe, focusing on crucial industry topics such as innovation and sustainability.”

Paolo Raia
Managing Director, MSC Procurement & Logistics S.p.A.

 “I am incredibly excited about the upcoming CLIA Innovation Expo. This new platform brought to us by CLIA is keenly focused on innovation and sustainability and perfectly aligns with our responsible sourcing mission. My team and I look forward to not only discovering new products and services but also addressing challenges with provisioning our vessels in the region. Amongst the many opportunities we’ll have to connect with both existing and new suppliers in 2024, this is one event not to be missed!”

Carl Robie
Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 

 “I am incredibly excited about the Innovation Expo. CLIA’s continuous dedication to uncovering new technologies and sustainable solutions are set to transform our industry. I am particularly interested in local source options for food and beverage products consumed onboard. As we seek out ways to more effectively provision our vessels currently operating around the world, this forum couldn’t have come at a better time!”

Norbert Dean
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Carnival Cruise Line

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