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Minister attends Miami cruise ship conference

Kelly Craighead, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association, Wayne Furbert, the Minister of Transport, Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, and Stacey Evans, section head of transport planning at the Ministry of Transport (Photograph supplied)

Transport minister Wayne Furbert is attending a cruise ship conference that brings together thousands of industry representatives, the Government said yesterday.

The Seatrade Global Cruise Conference 2024 is being held in Miami which started on Monday and finishes tomorrow.

“Bermuda’s participation underscores our commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the cruise sector,” Mr Furbert said. “This is the world’s largest event for cruise line executives and suppliers of cruise services, and brings together nearly 10,000 industry influencers, high-level cruise executives and stakeholders from approximately 120 countries.”

According to a government statement, during the conference, Mr Furbert will engage with key stakeholders, industry leaders and decision-makers, “fostering valuable relationships critical for future collaborations and partnerships”.

He added: "I am honoured to be representing Bermuda at the Seatrade Global Cruise Conference 2024, which is a remarkable opportunity to showcase our maritime excellence and to connect with the global cruise community.

“I am confident that the relationships we are building and the insights gained will translate into tangible benefits for our cruise industry and our economy. Bermuda is a proud maritime nation, and we look forward to welcoming more cruise visitors to our shores in the near future."

Mr Furbert is attending the conference with Stacey Evans, section head of transport planning at the Ministry of Transport and the representative for cruise ships for day-to-day logistics, Tracey Berkeley, the chief executive of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, and Tashae Thompson, VP of experience at the BTA.

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Published April 10, 2024 at 7:30 am (Updated April 11, 2024 at 6:11 pm)

Minister attends Miami cruise ship conference

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