Venice Capital of Cruising: in October 2011 Italian Cruise Day

Devised by Risposte e Turismo and organised toghether with VTP Events


The event will be presented to the international operators next week in Miami during Seatrade Cruise Shipping

Venice Capital of Cruising. The first edition of Italian Cruise Day is set to take place on 28 October 2011in the congress centre of Terminal Passeggeri di Venezia. This will be the first forum dedicated to the Italian cruise industry, and is destined to become an annual event.

Devised by Risposte Turismo and organised together with VTP Events, a company fully owned by Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, the aim of the event is to take a snapshot of the current situation of the cruise industry in Italy, of its production processes, players, dynamics and problems, as well as its prospects for the future.
During the day, which will see the participation of the leading stakeholders in the sector, the institutions and the world of research, there will be a presentation of the first edition of Italian Cruise Watch, an analytical, updated report on historical series and traffic forecasts, territorial impact and effects and dynamics within the sector.
The encounter will provide an opportunity for dialogue, close examination and business.
An event making the point about a market sector always more strategic for the National economy – underlines Roberto Perocchio, Managing Director of Venezia Terminal Passeggeri.Confiming Venice as undisputed protagonist of the cruise market, also thanks to the increase of traffic and of the accommodation capacity of its Passenger Port. Furthermore this Forum testifies how the port facilities are in the forefront in the congress industry. This activity, thanks to the attendance of qualified international operators, would have a positive impact on the economical induced activities of the entire area”.
A market sector which has grown and continues to grow need an opportunity to meet, to discuss and to develop professional prospect for the operators involved, declares Francesco di Cesare, Chairman of Risposte Turismo. – Italian Cruise Day will be the annual event marking the evolution of the cruise market in Italy, through a business day open not only to the current cruise market operators but also to potential prospects”.