Cruising: effective solutions for responsible growth

​Organizers: ​Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and HELCOM
Wed 18 May 2016 at 09:00-10:30, room LOGI1, Logomo 

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The workshop will present the audience with state-of-the art developments in the cruise industry and the potential f​or maritime stakeholders’ cooperation for responsible growth. The cruise industry has a proven record of adding significant economic value to Europe. Only by acting together, the potential of blue economy can be unlocked. The participants and speakers will together discuss challenges and concrete suggestions to remove bottlenecks for a prosperous future of cruising and a sustainable maritime economy. 


After introductions and questions put forward by the speakers (45 min) the participants will be divided to small groups to gather concrete answers and report to plenary (45 min).

How can we improve the Baltic cruising discussion from somewhat adversarial to fully collaborative?
Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs at CARNIVAL CORP. & PL; Chair of the CLIA Europe Environment, Safety and Security Subcommittee

How can we create incentives for voluntary initiatives that are good for the environment?
Anna Petersson, Head of the Environment Section, Swedish Transport Agency​

What indicators should we use to describe and quantify sustainable cruise business?
Kirsti Tarnanen-SariolaDeputy Director of the Finnish Port Association/European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)


How to achieve a truly progressive and sustainable approach which goes beyond compliance? How to meet the needs of consumers who want transparent information to inform their responsible purchasing decisions?​

Pauli MerrimanDirector of the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Moderator: Hermanni Backer, Professional Secretary, HELCOM





 Other activities

​HELCOM Ministerial session​ 
18 May 13.00-15.00, MOVE2

Partnerships for Green Shipping Workshop by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), in cooperation with HELCOM.  
18 May 13.30-15.00 GOTO32

Networking village: HELCOM stand on Maritime spatial planning

Thematic session V: Facilitating joint actionMonika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary as a speaker
19 May 08:30-10:30, MOVE1