Intercruises kicks off ICS 2018 in Madrid

On November 27 & 28, seven members of the Intercruises team joined over 300 cruise industry executives at the International Cruise Summit 2018 in Madrid. A highlight on the Intercruises annual event calendar, this two-day conference enables industry professionals from all corners of the globe to gather and share their views on the driving forces behind their businesses, while exploring the common challenges currently being faced by the industry. 

For the second year running, Intercruises Managing Director, Olga Piqueras moderated the summit’s opening panel, entitled “Smooth Sailing or Making Waves in the Industry”, featuring seven esteemed professionals from the industry: 

Achille Staiano, Vice President Global Sales, MSC 

Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises 

Doug Prothero, CEO, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection 

Kevin Bubolz, Managing Director Europe, NCL 

Massimo Brancaleoni, Senior VP World Wide Sales, Costa Cruises 

Mario Ferreira, CEO, Mystic Invest 

Richard J. Vogel, President & CEO, Pullmantur

Intercruises' Global Shore Excursion Manager, Carmen Morosan, was also invited as a guest panelist for one of the sessions, during which she shared her thoughts and experience regarding the differentiators within the luxury market.

As official sponsors of the event, the Intercruises brand was once again, strongly present, and we were happy to provide the staffing as well as the first coffee break on the first day. Take a look at the personalized boards featuring the team who attended!

We’d like to thank the International Cruise Summit for organizing and delivering yet another fantastic event, and we very much look forward to attending and being just as involved at the next one!