With a new name – Seatrade Cruise Global – and a new location, the event was held for the first time in the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, a city located in Northeast Florida, a few miles from Miami.

Seatrade Cruise Global is attended by literally all protagonists in the cruise industry and related activities: the shipping companies, ports, shipyards, tour operators, representatives of the local and national tourist associations and many others.

It is an important event for networking and consequently participated by the representatives of the Municipality of Koper, the Slovenian Tourist Board, Atlas Express tourist agency and Luka Koper for the eleventh time. However, this year they were joined by the representatives of the Piran Municipality where about 25 cruise ships are expected this season. The Slovenian promotion and presentation with a stand at the Seatrade Cruise Global was supported by Avrigo, Postojnska Jama and Centralog.

This exhibition is a great opportunity to make new business contacts and increase the number of visitors to Koper. 65 cruise ships with over 70.000 passengers aboard are anticipated to call Koper in 2016. The season inaugurated on 7th March with the arrival of Berlin will be closed in exactly nine-month time on 7th December.