programa

updated as of 12.02.2020

Tuesday, February 18 – Cartagena welcome

12:30 Transfer from Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels to Muelle la Bodeguita

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13:00-17:00 Visit: Port of Cartagena Cruise Terminal

(by catamaran departing 13.00 from Muelle la Bodeguita )

17:00 Transfer from Muelle la Bodeguita to Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels

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19:00 Transfer from Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels to Naval Museum

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19:30-21:30 Cocktail reception: Νaval Museum (including Museum Tour)

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21:30 Transfer from Naval Museum to Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels

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Wednesday, February 19 – Industry perspectives

08:00 Transfer from Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels to the Port of Cartagena

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09:00-10:00  Welcome and opening ceremony
Introduction: Gordon Wilmsmeier & Thanos Pallis, Professors, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Speakers
Cpt. Alfonso Salas, CEO, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena, Colombia
William Jorge Dau Chamat, Mayor, City of Cartagena, Colombia (tbc)
Admiral Juan Francisco Herrera Leal, DG Maritime, DIMAR, Colombia
Julián Guerrero Orozco, Vice Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MINCIT), Colombia
Jonathan David Bernal González, Director Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy, National Planning Department (DNP), Colombia
Veneta Adonova, Dean, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Discussion/Interactions
10:00-11.00 Cruise growth: Benefits and challenges for ports
Moderator: Gordon Wilmsmeier, Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Speakers
Giovanni Benedetti, Marketing Director, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena, Colombia
Chris Chase, Marketing Manager, Port of Los Angeles, USA
Maria del Mar Perez, Cruise Manager, Port of Barcelona, Spain
Discussion/Interactions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break and Networking Sponsored by

11:30-12:45 Balancing Cruise Growth with Economic & Social Sustainability
Moderator: Thanos Pallis, University of the Aegean, Greece/ Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Speakers
Julián Guerrero Orozco, Vice Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MINCIT), Colombia
Airam Diaz Pastor, President, MedCruise
José Pagés Sánchez, External Strategic Adviser, AIVP-The Worldwide Network of Port Cities
Natalia Naranjo Ramos, Colombia and Ecuador representative, Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Discussion/Interactions
12:45-14:00 Lunch break

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14:00-14:45 Executive on executive: Αdvancing Latin America to a major cruise region
Moderator: Virginia López Valiente, CEO Cruise News Media Group
Speakers
Colin Murphy, Head, Business Development-The Americas, Global Ports Holding
Miguel Reyna, Head, Global Business Development and Project Implementation, Royal Caribbean International
14:45-15:30 International port agendas for a sustainable cruise future   
Moderator: Geraldine Knatz, Professor, University of Southern California, ex. CEO Port Los Angeles, USA
Speakers
Antonis Michael, Technical Director, World Ports Sustainability Program, IAPH
The IAPH World Ports Sustainable Development Program
Pino Musolino, President, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Italy
The “Cruise 2030” Agenda
Discussion/Interactions
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break and Networking

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15:45-17:00 The PortEconomics roundtable: Cruise port growth strategies

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Moderator: Francesco Parola, Ass. Professor, University of Genoa
Speakers
Aris Batsoulis, Development Director-Cruise Manager, Corfu Port Authority, Greece and Senior Vice-President, MedCruise
Jorge Contreras, Commercial Director, Terminal de Cruceros Bahia de Miraflores (TCBM), Peru
Silvana Giaimo, Director of Corporate Affairs, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena, Colombia
Fernando Muñoz, Commercial Manager, Port Authority of Cartagena, Spain
Discussion/Interactions
to be followed by The Caribbean Experience @ Puerto de Cartagena

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19:45 Transfer from port of Cartagena to hotels

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Thursday, February 20  – Industry perspectives

08:30 Transfer from Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels to Sede Caribe Universidad de los Andes

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09:00-10:00 Positive stories of ports, cities & cruise destinations (and how to expand them): Ports
Moderator: Michaël Dooms, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Speakers
Maria Emilia Bonillas Guardo, Cruise Coordinator, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena, Colombia
Francesco di Cesare, President, Risposte Turismo, Italy
Aggelos Vlachos, BoD Member, Port Authority of Thessaloniki, Greece
Discussion/Interactions
10:00-11:00 Positive stories of ports, cities & cruise destinations (and how to expand them): Cities & Destinations
Moderator: Enrico Musso, Professor, University of Genoa
Speakers
Pedro Marín Cots, Director, Observatory of Urban Environment, City Council of Málaga, Spain
Irvin Perez Muñoz, Executive President, Corporation of Tourism of Cartagena, Colombia
Guillermo Montoya, General Manager, CitySightseeing, Cartagena, Colombia
Discussion/Interactions
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break and Networking

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11:20-11:45 Keynote speech: Cruise and tourism perspectives in Colombia
Gilberto Salcedo, Vice President of Tourism, ProColombia (tbc)
Introduced by: Gordon Wilmsmeier, Kühne Professor in Logistics, Universidad de Los Andes
11:45-12:30 One to One: The interview
Richard Vogel, President and CEO, Pullmantur
Interviewed by: Virginia López Valiente, CEO CruiseNews Media Group
12:30-14:00 Lunch break

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14:00-15:15 Main challenges for the cruise industry in the Caribbean
Organisers

    

Moderator: Ricardo J. Sánchez, Senior Economic Affairs Officer,
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Speakers
Domingo Chinea, President, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Santa Marta, Colombia
Gabriel Rodriguez, Executive Director, Puerto de Sans Souci, Dominican Republic
Milaika Capella Ras, Port & Development Officer, Curaçao Ports Authority and Curaçao and Terminal Operators Group, Caribbean Shipping Association
Admiral Juan Francisco Herrera Leal, DG Maritime, DIMAR, Colombia
William Castleton, Regional Manager, Boskalis International B.V
Discussion/Interactions
15:15-16:00 Roundtable: CSR and gender in cruise, Organiser: WISTA Colombia Roundtable: Expedition cruises, Organiser ProColombia
Moderator: Yasmin Maldonado, President, WISTA Colombia Moderador Jairo Aguilera, Cruise Advisor, ProColombia, Colombia
Speakers Speakers
Melissa Consuegra, Director, WISTA Colombia Brendan Rayment, Commercial Director, Colombia57, Colombia
Aimilia Papachristou, Research Fellow, University of the Aegean, Greece Commander Jorge Enrique Uricoechea, Harbour Master of Cartagena Port, Colombia
Tatiana Rabat, Director, WISTA Colombia Parques Naturales Nacionales, Colombia
María Rodriguez, Director, WISTA Venezuela Adrian Beharry, Senior Instructor, University Trinidad and Tobago
Discussion/Interactions Discussion/Interactions
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break and Networking

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16:15-17:30 Roundtable: Cruise port capacity, traffic and demand in Colombia Organiser: National Planning Department (DNP) & Universidad de Los Andes
Moderator: Juan Felipe Vallejo Vejarano, Subdirector of Transportation, National Planning Department (DNP), Colombia
Speakers
Jairo Aguilera, Cruise Advisor, ProColombia, Colombia
Silvia Virviescas, Director of Ports and Logistics, IDOM, Colombia
Suzanne Green, MIT, USA
Michaël Dooms, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Thanos Pallis, Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece /Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Discussion/Interactions
17:30 Transfer from Sede Caribe Universidad de los Andes to Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels

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19:00 «Cartagena Sightseeing»: A tour of Cartagena

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Free time at the old city of Cartagena
22:30 Transfer to hotels from the old city of Cartagena

(Meeting point: Torre del Reloj)

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Friday, February 21  – Academic sessions

08:00 Transfer from Las Americas and Holiday Inn hotels to Sede Caribe Universidad de los Andes

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08:30-09:45  Session 1 – Cruise in the Americas
Moderator: Galvo, C. (TAMUG, USA)
Session 2 – Managing Cruise Growth
Moderator: Lee, P.T.W. (Zhejiang University, China)
Cambio del nivel relativo del mar en la zona costera de la bahía de Cartagena
Restrepo, J.D.,  (EAFIT University, Colombia), Tosic, M. (EAFIT University, Colombia) 
Catalina: A case of residents shaping policy for island port of call
Knatz G. (University of Southern California, USA)
Sistema de alertas tempranas para la protección de la calidad de aguas en la bahía de Cartagena, Colombia
Tosic, M. (EAFIT University, Colombia), Lonin, S. (Escuela Naval de Cadetes “Almirante Padilla”, Colombia), Martins, F. (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Janeiro, J. (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Restrepo, J.D. (EAFIT University, Colombia)
Perceptions and attitudes of Gran Canaria residents towards cruise tourism
Tovar, B. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Lopez del Pino, F. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain), Espino, R. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Using crowdsourced big data to analyze traffic congestion and cruise shipping activity in four Latin American cities
Calatayud, A. (Inter-American Development Bank, USA)
Sanchez Gonzaleza, S. (Inter-American Development Bank, USA)
Wangb, X. (Inter-American Development Bank, USA)
Cerratob, I. (Inter-American Development Bank, USA)
Distribution channels for sustainable growth in the cruise market: Consumer purchasing behavior and outbound portfolio management
Satta, G. (University of Genoa, Italy), Persico, L. (University of Genoa, Italy), Parola, F. (University of Genoa, Italy), Fazari, F. (Costa Crociere Spa, Italy)
Cruise port expansion in St. John’s, Antigua – A technical approach
Castano, M.G. (PE – Moffatt & Nichol, USA)
The Venice Paradox
Sovrani, E. (We are here Venice, Italy)
 
09:45-10:00 Coffee Break and Networking

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10:00-11:30 Session 3 – Corporate Social Responsibility
Moderator: Rodrigue, J-P. (Hofstra University, USA)
Green strategies in the cruise industry: from theory to practice
Parola, F. (University of Genoa, Italy), Satta, G. (University of Genoa, Italy),  Morchio, G. (University of Genoa, Italy), Vitellaro, F. (University of Genoa, Italy) 
CSR portfolio analysis: the case of cruise shipping lines
Geerts, M. (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Dooms M. (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Financing decisions for sustainable growth in cruise industry
Syriopoulos T. (University of the Aegean, Greece),  Tsartsaronis M. (University of the Aegean, Greece), Gorlia M. (University of the Aegean, Greece)
The impact of the cruise industry: towards a stakeholders’ approach
Ghiara, H. (University of Genoa, Italy), Musso, E. (University of Genoa, Italy)
Port stakeholder management in the era of mega-cruises
Acciaro, M. (Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany) – Presented by Katharina Renken (Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany)
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break and Networking

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11:45-13:00 Session 4 – Cruise marketing and sustainable growth
Moderator Tovar, B. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Cruise motivations and intentions: assessing the impact of green attitude
Satta, G. (University of Genoa, Italy), Parola, F. (University of Genoa, Italy), Persico, L. (University of Genoa, Italy)
The measurement of sustainable services satisfaction in sruise tourism experiences: Evidence from Italy
Di Vaio, A. (University of Naples “Parthenope», Italy), López-Ojeda, A. (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-TIDES, Spain), Manrique-de-Lara-Peñate, C. (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-PORMAR-TIDES, Spain), Trujillo, L. (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-PORMAR, Spain)
Segmenting cruise passengers in the experiential perspective an explorative study
Risitano, M.  (University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy), Romano, R. (University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy), Satta, G.  (University of Genoa, Italy), Sorrentino, A. (University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy)
Onshore product planning of cruise ports based on the accessibility of scenic spots: Evidence from Shanghai international cruise port
Sun, X. (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), Xu, M. (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China), Laun, Y-y. (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong),  Ng, A.K.Y.  (University of Manitoba,  Canada)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break

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14:00-15:30 Session 5 – Cruise lines
Moderator: Satta, G. (University of Genoa, Italy)
Cruise shipping supply chains and disruptions: The case of the Caribbean
Rodrigue, J-P. (Hofstra University, USA), Wang, G. (Federal Maritime Commission, USA)
Supply in the cruise in the cruise industry, suppliers localization territorial organization and local impacts
Musso, E. (University of Genoa, Italy), Ghiara, H. (University of Genoa, Italy)
When it comes to cruise passengers expenditure on shore, are ship characteristics key factors? Evidence from the Canary Islands
Baños, J.F. (University of Oviedo, Spain) , Tovar, B, (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Internet services onboard of cruise ships: an initial study of risks and vulnerabilities
Mileski, J. (Texas A&M University -TAMUG, USA), Galvao, C. (Texas A&M University -TAMUG, USA)
A cost analysis of increased cruise ships size
Ros Chaos A. (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain), Pallis A.A. (University of the Aegean, Greece / Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia), Saurí Marchán S. (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain), Pino Roca D. (Barcelona Port Authority, Spain), Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo A. (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break and Networking

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15:45-17:15 Session 6 – Cruise ports
Moderator: Adolf K.Y. Ng (University of Manitoba, Canada)
The cruises ports growth and hierarchies
Figuereido, G. (University of Toulon, France), Schaffar, A. (University of Toulon, France), Dimou, M. (University of Toulon, France)
Cruise home-port criteria revisited
Papachristou, A.A. (University of the Aegean, Greece), Pallis, A.A. (University of the Aegean, Greece), Vaggelas, G.K. (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Cruise port governance: the case of major U.S. ports
Mileski, J. (Texas A&M University -TAMUG, USA), Galvao, C. (Texas A&M University -TAMUG, USA)
Performance evaluation of major cruise terminals in Northeast Asia
Lee  P.T.W. (Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China), Lin, C.W. (Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China), Lee M.K. (Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China), Yang Z. (Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China)
Onshore power supply for cruise ships
Renken K. (Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany)
17:15-17:30 Waving Goodbye – Gordon Wilmsmeier & Thanos Pallis, Professors, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
19:30 Farewell drinks