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Malaga to host main Mediterranean cruise industry trade fair in 2020

Malaga port  with Ocean Nova on the quayside.
Malaga port with Ocean Nova on the quayside. / SUR
  • The event will take place in the city’s conference centre and will see major shipping firms, ports and supply companies coming together to network

Seatrade Cruise Med, the most important cruise-industry trade fair in the Mediterranean and nearby area, will be held in Malaga in 2020.

Bosses from major world shipping companies, representatives of ports and delegates from component industries will converge on the city’s ‘Palacio de Congresos’ for the biannual event.

Not only will stands fill the exhibition space, but a full programme of conference and other events are also planned so that the city makes the most of the networking opportunity.

MedCruise, the association of Mediterranean cruise ports, commented that Malaga “has positioned itself as the most significant cruise port in its region thanks to investment in port facilities.”

Paulino Plato, president of the port of Malaga stated that hosting the event has been made possible “due to the port’s commitment to promoting itself as a gateway to Andalucía.”

Last year’s fair was in Tenerife and the 2018 event will be in Lisbon.