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Seatrade Cruise announces return to Asia this fall in Hong Kong

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Seatrade Europe announces anticipated return to Asia this fall In Hong Kong and unveils international event line-up for 2024.

LONDON, UK – Seatrade Cruise, the cruise industry’s platform for collaborating, innovating and connecting, announces the return of Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific this October after a four-year hiatus. Serving as a platform for industry stakeholders across Asia, the conference will convene in Hong Kong. Additionally, the second instalment of F&B@Sea will return to Miami, Florida alongside Seatrade Cruise Global in April 2024 with expanded offerings in a new venue, followed by Seatrade Cruise Med, to be hosted in Málaga, Spain in September 2024.

“We invite our international cruise community to join us as we make our highly anticipated comeback to Asia, bring fresh conference programming to the Mediterranean, and elevate the art of dining at sea to new heights with F&B@Sea in 2024,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise. “It’s especially exciting to be in Hong Kong this fall for Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific during a pivotal period of growth and consumer demand for the industry in this region.”

Seatrade’s line-up of programming for fall and spring is as follows:
  • Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific on 24-26 October 2023 will be hosted in the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, China and will be sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board. Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, previously an annual event, experienced a pause due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent halt in cruising across the region. The revived event will take place over three days featuring a table-top exhibition and a two-track conference, bringing together key industry leaders and stakeholders from all over the world to the Asian cruise market. A wide range of topics across various sessions, presentations, and workshops will be covered, including the state of the Asian cruise industry, revitalisation of cruise operations, tenacity of the Asia cruise community, and sustainable development.
  • Seatrade Cruise Med on 11-12 September 2024 will be hosted in the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga, Málaga, Spain and will be sponsored by Port of Málaga Málaga City Council Costa del Sol Andalucía. Seatrade Cruise Med, returns to Spain’s Costa del Sol in 2024 with diverse offerings and dynamic sessions, featuring emerging destinations and industry stakeholders. Seatrade Cruise Awards, the premier awards programme for the cruise industry, also returns next year recognising the best of the cruise industry.
  • F&B@Sea on 10-11 April 2024 will be hosted in a new venue the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA. Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event, F&B@Sea returns to a new and larger venue, the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, providing ample space to accommodate more exhibitors and sponsors. Developed in collaboration with industry leaders, the immersive two-day marketplace stands as the world’s first dedicated cruise food and beverage experience. In 2024, attendees can expect to experience new stages and a captivating destination area.

Seatrade Cruise Global will take place in tandem with F&B@Sea returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL on 8-11 April 2024.

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