Letter from the Exhibition Manager
It’s Ben Perrie here, the Senior Exhibition Manager for Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo, talking to you from CSH HQ.
The industry has shown such resilience in the last 18 months. I’ve had lots of good conversations with CSH exhibitors about the fantastic work you’ve been doing all around the world.
We are now just 14 weeks away from reuniting the industry across 28 – 29 October in Miami! Registration opened this month and each morning I enjoy seeing the high quality of delegates that will be attending. This is certainly going to be a reunion that you cannot afford to miss!
Huge congratulations also to our registration competition winner Sheryl White, CEO at Sheryl White Associates. Your flights and a two-night stay in our HQ Hotel are on us!
Speaking of hotels… have you got yours booked yet?
To help you with planning your stay whilst attending the show, we have partnered with DF Meetings & Events to provide you with a list of hotels at preferential rates. Most of the hotels listed are just a few minutes’ walk away from the Miami Beach Convention Center and Miami Beach’s hottest spots!
To ensure your safety, please only book through our event website using the official hotel reservation link. Those of you that have attended our previous shows in either Miami or Barcelona will know that our HQ Hotel is a feature of the show in itself!
This is always a highlight for me. After a busy day on the show floor, heading back to the hotel, getting a nice cold G&T, and seeing the buzz of all the networking continuing. Seeing all the exhibitors strengthen their bond with new and existing customers in a relaxed setting is a real treat. It gives me a huge sense of satisfaction!
Last month, 141 cruise ships from 50 different operators set sail with paying passengers aboard. Carnival Cruise Line isn’t just back cruising, it’s opening up new itineraries like the island of Bimini in the Bahamas!
But with cruising opening back up, how are cruise lines keeping passengers safe? Stella Jones from our audience engagement team was given the opportunity to board P&O Cruises’ Britannia for a Test Cruise. Her article, Testing the Waters: a first-hand post-COVID cruise experience, was a personal highlight for me this month as it showed how cruises are making their comeback post-pandemic.
Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo is so much more than the show floor. We are a community that strives to connect the cruise industry all year long through a whole host of activity.
Have you signed up for the largest event in cruise ship hospitality? Register for Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America and reunite with the entire cruise hospitality community at Miami Beach Convention Center on 28 – 29 October 2021.