CLIA reveals speaker line-up for 2018 River Cruise Conference

Cruise Lines International Association has announced the keynote speakers for its River Cruise Conference.

On the line-up are Mail on Sunday travel editor Sarah Hartley, APT chief commercial officer Debra Fox, and Scenic managing director, UK, Colin Downing.

The annual CLIA River Cruise Conference is now in its eighth year and will take place in Paris from November 10th-11th.

The keynote speakers will be discussing topics including growth in the sector, new ships, itineraries and destinations, and attracting new-to river-cruise customers.

The River Cruise Excellence Awards will also take place during the conference, created to recognise those who contribute to the ever-growing river cruise industry.

Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland director, said: “We are thrilled to announce our fantastic keynote speakers and look forward to hearing them share their wealth of knowledge and experience within the sector at the River Cruise Conference.

“The conference showcases the amazing experiences that a river cruise offers and is a fantastic way for agents to learn more about this type of holiday by hearing from experts, visiting several river ships and meeting those who work in the sector.”

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