Onboard Shopping gets Dedicated Initiative

Retail Day at Seatrade Cruise Global Program

Seatrade Cruise Global has partnered with The Moodie Davitt Report to launch The Retail Day – a one-day program dedicated specifically to onboard retail, on April 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

As the retail sector continues to drive revenue for cruise lines, this brand-new program reflects the fast- growing importance of retailing‘s role in enhancing the guest experience. The conference sessions will cover topics including enhancing the guest experience, sustainability and taking luxury brands to the next level.

The program also provides attendees with the opportunity to meet and connect with senior cruise line executives, concessionaire representatives and leading brand owners.

Seatrade Cruise Events Global Brand & Event Director Chiara Giorgi says: “We are pleased to partner with The Moodie Davitt Report for The Retail Day at Seatrade Cruise Global. We look forward to delivering a series of sessions that add value for our guests, with insights, debate and conversation about the role and future of cruise retail front and center.”

Conference Sessions – It’s All About Retail at Sea

The conference will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 10 with Opening Remarks and will continue through to The Retail Day Reception at 4pm. Key sessions include:

  • A View from the Top: A one-to-one interview with a leading cruise line CEO about the role of retail in commercial terms and in shaping the guest experience
  • Nurturing our People – The Retail View: How do we better attract and retain people in Cruise Retail?
  • Where Next for Luxury in Cruise Retail?
  • Embracing Sustainability in Cruise Retail

Some of the speakers taking part in the program include:

  • Gustavo Antorcha, President, Holland America Line
  • Stefano Menegotto, SVP Onboard Revenue, MSC Cruises
  • Luis Terife, Vice President Guest Commerce & Onboard Revenue, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Lisa Bauer, President and CEO at Starboard Cruise Services
  • Natalia Rolle Phillips, Director, HR at Heinemann Americas, Inc.
  • Patrick Molloy, Senior Vice President at Harding+
  • Global Ports Holding VP, Business Development Retail & Ancillary Andres Villalever
  • André Marzloff, Managing Director Travel Retail Americas at LVMH Beauty
  • Estelle Baumann, Managing Director at DENIZEN Destination


Notable partners

The program is also supported by platinum and gold partners: Effy Jewelry, Starboard Cruise Services, Harding+; and further supported by: Cazcabel Tequila, Duty Free Globa, Kurvball Whiskey, Mermaid Gin, The House of Somrus, and DENIZEN Destination.