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Cruise Seminar onboard Havila Polaris

On a crisp winter morning, the GCE Blue Maritime Cluster hosted a market seminar focusing on the global cruise market onboard the Havila Polaris in Ålesund. This event focused on market updates, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within the maritime industry.

Blue Maritime Cluster

The Menon Economics’ «Analysis of Cruise Suppliers’ Markets» report gave extensive insights into the cruise industry. Bent Martini, CEO of Havila Kystruten, shared strategic insights from a leading cruise line's perspective, highlighting the added value of having numerous Norwegian suppliers involved in the building of the vessel.

Exclusive tour and networking opportunities

During the exclusive tour aboard the Havila Kystruten vessel, attendees had the opportunity to build relationships, exchange knowledge through the tour, and enjoy an exceptional lunch. The tour covered various vessel areas, including the engine control room, thruster room, salons, aft deck, and bridge. The sophisticated design and operations of the vessel were showcased, and the attendees appreciated the experience. 

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Positive feedback from participants

The feedback highlighted the ship's exceptional quality, atmosphere, and, notably, the outstanding cuisine, that also significantly contributed to reducing food waste. The crew onboard provided engaging insights about the ship, the company, and life onboard. These insights were well-received by the participants.

Looking Forward

Suggestions for future events included bringing in buyers or technical staff from major shipyards to discuss potential collaborations and supplier opportunities. Attendees expressed expectations for future seminars, emphasizing the desire for more collaborative discussions on topics like trade shows, meetings, and joint visits to shipyards.

In conclusion, the Market seminar was not just an event; it was a good opportunity for collaboration, innovation, and forward-thinking.

For the full report and presentation, visit this link: Menon Economics’ «Analysis of Cruise Suppliers’ Markets» report

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