HORIZONS

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HELSINKI

20 October 2020
PORT CITIES COLLABORATE FOR SUSTAINABLE CRUISE TOURISM

 

EVENT POSTPONED.
SAVE THE NEW DATE: 20 OCTOBER 2020



As a precautionary measure amid concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the City of Helsinki, SEA20 and Wärtsilä have postponed this event until such a time as it is deemed safer for our international delegates to travel to and congregate in Helsinki

The event is planned to be held on the 20 October 2020 in Helsinki, if circumstances allow. Registration opens in May.

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The City of Helsinki, SEA20 and Wärtsilä warmly invites you to attend on the 27 March 2020 the upcoming
Horizons event: Port Cities Collaborate for Sustainable Cruise Tourism.

This is an opportunity for you to promote your city’s leading sustainability projects, share best practices with other cruise industry stakeholders and be inspired by the collective efforts to reduce emissions and create a memorable port call for cruise customers and residents alike.

…The innovative capacity of your city is well known.

Between us, we all share the common goal of seeing to it that the cruise industry and the cities where they operate can work together to take up the critical challenges of our times and collaborate towards solutions that will achieve a sustainable maritime future.

Together, we can create solutions that will propel inclusive development right across the global maritime sector to ensure that cruise tourism yields profitable and environmental benefits for us all.

Please join us to develop your networks, discover new business opportunities, and keep up to date with the latest innovations connected to sustainable cruise.

HORIZONS is where collaboration leads to invention.


KEY TRENDS UP FOR DISCUSSION: 

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Environmental Sustainability

Develop and identify the best technologies to reduce environmental impact.
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Destination Stewardship

In collaboration with local communities, how best to manage visitor flow and experience through ports and destination cities.

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Cruise and Stay

How to ensure that ship itineraries are compatible with both longer and short port city stays.

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Next Generation Tourism

How to ensure that cruise tourism remains relevant and meets the expectations of today’s younger, more discerning tourists.

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Single-Use Plastics 

How to phase these out and introduce efficient recycling schemes.

 
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THE PROGRAMME

 Tuesday 20 October – Horizons Event 

Tapahtumatori, City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, Helsinki | 9.30 - 17.30 


 9:30   Site visits
Site visits to Port of Helsinki and Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus 
11.15     Registration and coffee  
12.00    Welcoming words The future directions of marine transportation in Helsinki
Marja-Leena Rinkineva, Director of Economic Development, 
City Of Helsinki
12:15 Keynote 
Maria del Mar  Perez Cortes, Cruise Manager, Port of Barcelona
12:45   1. Breakout session 
12:45   Panel discussion Harmonising the environmental approach 

Moderator:
 
Peter Rømer Hansen, CCO & co-founder, Group NAO

Panellists:

Ukko Metsola, Vice President, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Jeremy Sampson, Chief Executive Officer, The Travel Foundation
Vesa Marttinen, Cruise, Ferry & Yacht Director, Wärtsilä Marine
Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Project Director, Carbon neutral Helsinki,
City of Helsinki

14:30   Coffee break   
14:45   Keynote  Signe Jungersted, CEO & co-founder, Group NAO
15:15   2. Breakout session   
16:15    Panel discussion
Optimising the cruise visitor's stay

Moderator:
Peter Rømer Hansen, CCO & co-founder, Group NAO
Panellists:
To be announced.
17:00   Conclusions by the City of Helsinki Ulla Tapaninen, Head of Unit, Enterprise Services, City of Helsinki
17:25   Official event ends


17:30 You are warmly invited to a relaxed cocktail party hosted by Mr.Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki.

Place: Empire room, Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki | 17.30-19.30 


Please kindly note that the event will be held in English.

THE SPEAKERS

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JAN VAPAAVUORI

Mayor, City of Helsinki

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MARJA-LEENA RINKINEVA

Director of Economic Development, 
City Of Helsinki Mayor’s Office

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ULLA TAPANINEN

Head of Unit, Enterprise Services, City of Helsinki 











MARIA DEL MAR PEREZ CORTES

Cruise Manager, Port of Barcelona

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KAISA-REETA KOSKINEN

Project Director,
Carbon Neutral Helsinki, City of Helsinki

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UKKO METSOLA 

Vice President,
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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PETER RØMER HANSEN 

CCO & co-founder, Group NAO

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SIGNE JUNGERSTED

CEO & co-founder, Group NAO

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JEREMY SAMPSON


Chief Executive Officer, The Travel Foundation
   
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VESA MARTTINEN

Director, Cruise & Ferry, Wärtsilä Marine

   

BREAKOUT SESSION THEMES

HARMONISING THE ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH

If ports, port cities, and visiting cruise ships could develop an harmonised approach to combating the ever increasing environmental challenges, benefits could be reaped by all. Through collaboration to reach a common means for indexing cruise vessels, we can identify and develop the technologies needed to meet these challenges using standardised measurements. Similarly, we need to lessen the environmental impacts that shipping imposes on local populations through, for example, single-use plastics. Let’s find ways to overcome the obstacles that prevent good things from happening.

OPTIMISING THE CRUISE VISITOR’S STAY

Cruise ships don’t stay long in port, often for just a matter of hours. Does the city provide ready, on-the-spot services that attract cruise tourists when they come ashore? The visit may be short, but a combination of innovative start-up service providers and pop-up offerings when the ship arrives can help cruise passengers get the most out of seeing a new destination. And how can the ship traffic flow be adequately managed to accommodate both short- and longer-stay visits?

 
 

WHERE TO FIND US

Helsinki City Hall, Tapahtumatori

Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki

 
 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Ulla Tapaninen
Head of Unit, Enterprise Services
City of Helsinki
ulla.tapaninen@hel.fi

Vesa Marttinen
Director, Cruise & Ferry
Wärtsilä
vesa.marttinen@wartsila.com

Media contact:
Marit Holmlund-Sund

General Manager, Marketing & Communication
Wärtsilä Marine
marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com
+358 40 538 3519

 
 

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City of Helsinki is a member of the SEA20, an international network of the world's foremost Smart and Ecologically-Ambitious marine cities, dedicated to the radical transformation of the marine and energy industries into one supremely efficient, ecologically sound, digitally connected and collaborative ecosystem. SEA20 is enabled by Wärtsilä.

Horizons is a series of events created by Wärtsilä and tailored to enable dialogue and collaboration across the political, scientific, business, and industry worlds.

Taking place in member cities of the SEA20 community, these sessions promise attendees the opportunity to come together to discuss tangible solutions, which will transform the industry and help us bridge the gap between the present day and a desirable, sustainable future.

 
 
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