February 18 – Cartagena welcome

11:00-15:00 Visit: Port of Cartagena cruise terminal
19:00-21:00 Cocktail reception

February 19 – Industry perspectives

08:00-09:30 Welcome and opening ceremony
09:30-11:00 Cruise growth: Benefits and challenges

Organiser/Sponsor: Port of Cartagena

11:00-11:30 Coffee break and networking
11:30-13:00 Balancing growth with economic & social sustainability – The role of Associations


13:00-13:15 Presenting the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Sustainable Development Program
13:15-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:45 Cruise growth strategies: Port perspectives

Organiser/Supporter: IAPH

15:45-16:00 Coffee break and networking
16:00-16:10 Presenting the AIVP “Agenda 2030”
16:10-17:45 Positive stories of port cities & cruise destinations (and how to expand them)

Organiser/Supporter: AIVP – the worldwide network of port cities

February 20 – Industry perspectives

08:30-10:30 Special Session 1: Colombian cruise port capacity

Organiser/Sponsor: Dirección Nacional de Planeación (DNP)

Special Session 2: Main challenges for cruise industry in the Caribbean

Organiser/Sponsor: ECLAC

10:30-11:00 Coffee break and networking
Special Session 3: CSR and gender in cruise

Organiser/Sponsor: WISTA Colombia

Special Session 4: Creating an Effective Dialogue Among Cruise Lines, Ports & Cities

Organiser/Sponsor: Puerto de Cartagena

13:00-13:15 “The Cartagena declaration”
13:15-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:30 Special Session 5: Expedition cruises

Organiser/Sponsor: Procolombia

Workshop – Calculating emissions in terminals

Organiser: IAPH & iGLEC, UniAndes

16:30-17:00 Coffee break and networking
17:00-18:00 Short workshops
20:00 Gala dinner @ the Port of Cartagena

February 21 – Academic perspectives

08:30-10:00 Special Academic Session 1-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in the cruise industry: theory and practice

Organised by: Francesco Parola – Uni of Genoa (Italy); Gordon Wilmsmeier – Los Andes University (Colombia); Michael Dooms  – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium); Enrico Musso – Uni of Genoa (Italy)

Special Academic Session 2-Cruise marketing: managerial tools and quantitative methods for decision makers

Organised by: Giovanni Satta – Uni of Genoa (Italy); Thanos Pallis – Uni of the Aegean (Greece); Luca Persico – Uni of Genoa (Italy); Marcello Risitano – Uni of Naples “Parthenope” (Italy)

10:00-10:30 Coffee break and networking
10:30-12:00 Special Academic Session 3-Cruising in the eye of the storm: readiness, resilience & recovery

Organised by: Dr. Andrew Coggins, Lubin School of Business, Pace University (US); Julie-Anne Burrowes, Cruise Tourism Advisor (US)

Academic Session 4
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:30 Academic Session 5 Academic Session 6
14:30-15:00 Coffee break and networking
15:00-16:30 Academic Session 7 Academic Session 8
16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony
19:30 Farewell drinks

February 22  – Cartagena farewell

09:30 Optional tours