Seatrade Cruise is to host the 2023 Seatrade Cruise Global conference and exhibition at the newly renovated Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Florida, USA, on 27-29 March 2023.
The organisers said that the 2023 event had been moved from Miami, Florida, to mitigate potential disruption that could have been caused by the Formula One Grand Prix, which will be hosted the city in April. However, Seatrade Cruise Global will return to its customary April dates in 2024.
“Keeping our mission at the forefront, we’re confident that hosting the event at an earlier date in Fort Lauderdale will help ensure an optimal event experience for our exhibitors, partners and attendees,” said Chiara Giorgi, global brand and event director for Seatrade Cruise. “With the exhibit hall doubling in size, we’re able to recreate our traditional show floor layout, and hence, can accommodate our ‘State of the Industry Keynote’ opening session onsite in the expansive Grand Ballroom.”
The exhibition hall of Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center has been extended to offer 350,000 square feet of continuous space, allowing exhibitors to remain on a single show floor. Additional upgrades in the centre’s $1 billion renovation will include new technology, dining concession, pre-function space and a decor scheme reflecting Fort Lauderdale’s waterfront.
“We look forward to reuniting with our colleagues worldwide at Seatrade Cruise Global in March 2023 where we will continue to collaborate and explore solutions that support sustainable cruising as we sail to a better future,” said Kelly Craighead, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.