Littoral Delivers yet Another Successful Event: Littoral Cruise India 2019

BY Tiya Chatterji December 23, 2019

Littoral Cruise India 2019, was held at Hotel Taj Mahal, Mumbai and was a grand success with a star studded participation from stake holders of Cruise Line industries including International leaders.

'Littoral Cruise India 2019’,was the fifth seminar conducted by Littoral Communications in this year. It was held on the 20th December and was graced by the presence of eminent leaders and members of the Cruise Line Industry.

The event commenced with the welcome speech deliberated by Mr. Raja Vaiz, Managing Director of Littoral Communications. While welcoming the speakers and the delegates, Mr. Vaiz elucidated the importance of the seminar and explained about Littoral’s past seminars and the company’s seven forthcoming events for the coming year.

Mr. Jurgen Bailom, the chief executive officer of Zen Cruises delivered the first presentation about the Future of Indian Cruise Industry. The presentation was engaging and was followed by an interaction with the audience. The second speaker for the event was Mr. Gautam Dey, Senior Deputy Traffic Manager, Mumbai Port Trust. The session enclosed a detailed address on the role of Mumbai Port Trust in the Cruise domain and the potential of Indian cruise Industry.

The next notable speaker from the industry was Ms. Nalini Gupta, Managing Director of Costa Cruises India. Ms. Gupta’s presentation shed light on Cruising and the various constraints faced in the industry. Her thoughts and vision about Indian Cruise future enlightened the audience about this propitious sector.

Capt. Ashwin B Solanki, Chief nautical officer, Gujarat Maritime Board presented a paper about Cruise Tourism keeping in view the Gujarat Perspective. He explained the delegates about past and future role of GMB in the Cruise domain. This was followed by a presentation by Cdr. Nevil Malao, Vice President JM Baxi on Cruise Terminal Activities. His interaction with the audience was productive and backed by useful information.

After the networking lunch, Mr. Jasem Zaiton, the Global Commercial Manager Inchcape spoke on the subject of Cruising and the global scenario. Mr. Zaiton’s immense experience and deep rooted knowledge enabled the audience to grasp more on cruising.

Ms. Lavina Kriplan, Specialist in shipping matters made an interesting presentation about the legal perspective on the cruise industry. She interacted with the audience while addressing issues related to legal aspects. The last but not the least presentation was on the Potential of Cruising in Maharashtra. This pivotal presentation was made by Capt. Praveen Khara, Regional Officer, Maharashtra Maritime board .

Ms. Chandrika Pujari, Head Advertising and Marketing, Littoral communications extended her vote of thanks to the audience after the summation of the event. This significant event was moderated by Capt. DK Singh, Veteran Naval Officer.