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First Hemispheric Convention on Cruise Tourism and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location
Puertos de Mar del Plata, Terminal de Cruceros


 

 

The Convention aims to provide a forum for analysis, discussion and exchange successful experiences on policies, strategies and/or actions on cruise tourism and corporate social responsibility. The Convention also seek to identify consolidated practices that will help to attract the cruise industry and investment, while taking into account the interests of the communities and tourist destinations, the protection of the environment and port security.

 

Monday   April 8th, 2015

 

8:00 – 8:30             Registration and Accreditation

 

8:30 – 10:00            Inauguration

 

  • Pablo Fernández, Chairman of the Board of Tourism Mar del Plata
  • Gustavo Pulti, Mayor of Mar del Plata
  • Alberto Díaz, Chairman of the National Port Administration of Uruguay (ANP) and Chairman of the Executive Board of the CIP (CECIP)
  • Valeria Pelliza, Tourism Development Undersecretary, Minister of Tourism of Argentina
  • Horacio Tettamanti, Undersecretary for Ports and Waterways of Argentina
  • Minister of the Interior and Transport

 

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Address

 

  • Bud Darr, Senior Vice-President Technical and Regulatory Affairs – Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)

 

10:30 -10:45           Coffee Break

 

10:45 – 12:45          Corporate Social Responsibility of the Cruise Industry: Cruise as trigger of economic development

Moderator: Undersecretariat of Ports and Waterways

  • Ana Rey, Marketing and Finance Manager, National Port Administration of Uruguay (ANP)
  • Ricardo Sanchez, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Roberto Fusaro, Chairman, MSC Cruises
  • Marco Ferraz, Chairman, CLIA Ademar

 

12:45 -13:00           Official Group Photo

 

13:00 – 2:30            Lunch (General Participants must arrange for their own lunch)

Lunch at La Normandina (Speakers)

 

2:30 – 4:30             Impact on Ports Infrastructure and on Cruise Destinations

Moderator: Puerto de Mar del Plata

 

4:30 – 4:45             Coffee Break

 

4:45 – 6:00             Environmental Impact of the Cruise Industry: CSR and Environmental Awareness

Moderator: Undersecretariat of Ports and Waterways

 

6:00 – 8:30             Welcome Cocktail (Hotel Provincial)

 

Thursday   April 9th, 2015

 

9:00 – 11:00            Public-Private Partnerships to Attract and Develop Cruise Destination

Moderator: Ministry of Tourism

  • David Jean-Marie, Executive Director, Barbados Port Inc
  • Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports
  • Emilio Bustamante, Port of Mar Del Plata

 

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15 -12:45           Corporate Social Responsibility in Cruise Ports

Moderator: CIP/OAS

 

12:45 – 2:30            Lunch (General Participants must arrange for their own lunch)

Lunch at La Normandina (Speakers)

 

2:30 – 4:30             Tourist Assistance and Protection in the Port and Destination

Moderator: Undersecretariat of Ports and Waterways

 

4:30 – 4:45             Coffee Break

 

4:45 – 6:15             Port-Community Relationship in Cruise Destinations: CSR and Impact on Communities

Moderator: Ministry of Tourism

 

Friday   April 10th, 2015

 

9:00 – 11:00            Sustainable Management of a Cruise Destination: CSR Actions in the Social and Economic Sphere and How to Attract the Cruise to your Port

Moderator: Port of Mar del Plata

  • Erce Barron Barrera, General Director, API Quintana Roo
  • Marco Cardoso, South America Shorex & Ground Services Manager
  • Karina Yarochesky, Undersecretary of Social Responsibility, Ministery of Social Development.
  • Alessandra Minnicelli, Chair, Observatory Foundation of Social Responsibility (FONRES)
  • Gonzalo Davagnino, Logistics Manager of Valparaiso

 

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15 – 12:30 Closing Session

Moderator: Port of Mar del Plata

  • Jorge Duran, Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports CIP/OAS
  • Alberto Díaz, Chairman of the National Port Administration of Uruguay (ANP) and Chairman of the Executive Board of the CIP (CECIP)
  • Horacio Tettamanti, Undersecretary for Ports and Waterways of Argentina
  • Daniel Scioli, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Minister of the Interior and Transport

 

12:30 – 2:30                 Lunch (General Participants must arrange for their own lunch)

Lunch at La Normandina (Speakers)

 

3:30 – 4:30             Tour to the Port of Mar del Plata, organized by the Port Authority of Mar del Plata (To be confirmed)

 

6:30 – 9:00             Closing Dinner