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Italian Cruise Day (ICD hereinafter for brevity) is the main event – and one of a kind – devoted to the analysis and discussion of our national cruise industry as a whole.
Italian Cruise Day, undoubtedly a landmark and meeting point for the various players and stakeholders in the sector but also open to those simply interested, aims to highlight its growing importance for the national economy.
During the day, we examine various issues, further analyse data and numbers, interpret the current reality, and delve into the prospects of the Italian cruise industry.

ICD Goals

~ Summarize the Italian cruise industry situation;
~ Present further information on Italy;
~ Create new business opportunities in Italy.

Who participates in ICD

~ Managers of cruise lines operating in Italy;
~ Government and regional and local public administration representatives;
~ Association board and representatives (national but also international);
~ Presidents and directors of Port Authorities and terminal management companies;
~ Managers of shipping companies and terminal operator companies;
~ Directors of suppliers of various goods and services meeting the production needs cruise operation, from the shipyards down;
~ Managers and directors of the airport terminals, airlines and, charter companies;
~ Entrepreneurs, managers and directors of travel agencies, specialized tour operators, trucking companies, and land trips organizers;
~ Entrepreneurs, managers, operators engaged in other activities included in the travel industry and beyond albeit not directly involved in the cruising industry;
~ Journalists and specialized press;
~ Teachers, researchers, and students interested in issues related to the cruise industry and cruise tourism at large.

Reasons why to participate in ICD

~ to come in contact with the national cruise industry as a whole;
~ to present to others your own organization and results – obtained or expected – as well as their impact;
~ to obtain important information and tips to boost your professional career;
~ to learn about the latest data on the cruise phenomenon beyond industry forecasts;
~ to receive the keys to understanding the benefits and problems related to the cruise industry;
~ to identify business opportunities, suppliers, customers as well as communication and promotion tools;
~ to monitor projects and processes of the cruise industry in a discussion and debate context as part of a program focused on current issues for the cruise sector, tourism, and the economy at large.

First edition of ICD (2011)

Italian Cruise Day 2011, held at the conference areas of Venice’s Passenger Terminal – a partner of the first edition – had over 350 registered participants who attended the 4 sessions, lively and engaging with the key industry stakeholders.
The first plenary session saw an open exchange of ideas and positions on the present and future of the cruise industry between the CEOs of the cruise companies most active in Italy, and those of two leading Italian cruise terminals. Two parallel sessions addressed topics such as the trade off in cost-effectiveness terms of mini and mega ships, as well as new challenges in cruise product deployment. The day ended with a plenary session to examine the leading role of the cruise product within the national tourism industry.

Second edition of ICD (2012)

Italian Cruise Day 2012 will be held in Genoa the next 5 October, in collaboration with Stazioni Marittime Spa of Genoa, at the facilities of Ponte dei Mille.
The program, attached to the draft of June 27, 2012, will once again alternate as speakers some of the major players in the cruise sector and the Italian economy, in representation of public and private organizations. Among others, we have received confirmation from the General Managers for Italy of Costa Crociere, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.
The day will open with the presentation of the data and information of the new report Italian Cruise Watch 2012. On the morning of October 6, it will be held “Carriere@ICD”, a session where human resource managers of major companies in the cruise sector meet young people interested in initiating a career in the industry.

Who organizes Italian Cruise Day

Risposte Turismo is a research and consulting company active throughout the country and led by Francesco di Cesare. It boasts a network of consultants, researchers and experts specialized in providing design and operational solutions to organizations and companies in the tourist macro-industry and concerned by issues of strategic or management nature. Risposte Turismo engages in consulting, training, direct event management, and ad hoc initiatives. Risposte Turismo has been monitoring for years the international cruise industry, establishing itself as the primary research and consultancy company in Italy in this important sector of tourism production. In the last 10 years, it has developed research and analysis works on behalf of individual Port Authorities, regional governments, and private companies.