MHA Unveils Panels and More for April Event

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The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) has unveiled more details for its upcoming conference and trade show, taking place April 2-4 in Naples, Florida.

The not-for-profit MHA is the key event for cruise industry food and beverage and hotel suppliers, held in an intimate format between Sunday and Tuesday at the Naples Grande.

Monday morning will now feature a “Talking the Cruise Line Buyers Language” panel discussion.

This panel, made of executives in the supply chain, will focus on what supplier partners need to know in order to effectively work with supply chains in the industry.

This, together with persistent global supply chain challenges, the pressures of inflation and constant innovations in the onboard guest experience will make for a lively and engaging dialogue with the leaders shaping the road ahead.

Panelists:
Vina Jumpp (Royal Caribbean Group)
Michelle Solorzano (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings)
Alia Abou-Assali (The Apollo Group)
Bruce Tschampel (Lindblad Expeditions)
Dietmar Wertanzl (CMI Leisure)

Tuesday morning will continue with a “Culinary Innovation at the heart of the Cruise Experience” panel session.

This panel, made of culinary leaders from the cruise lines, will focus on how elevating the food experience onboard is a key cruise line strategy. The elevation of Food and Beverage has long been at the center of the MHA’s mission. This panel, made of members in the new MHA Culinary Council, will discuss how food and the food experience is playing an ever more central role in the cruise product and give insights on the innovations that are constantly evolving.

Panelists:
Christian Pratsch (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings)
Peter Tobler (Windstar)
Peter Hofler (CMI Leisure)
Stephan Breuggeman (The Apollo Group)
Eric Barale (Apollo)
Frank Garanger (Explora Journeys)
Alban Gjoka (Explora Journeys)
Philippe Pinon (Royal Caribbean Group)
Michelle Rider (Lindblad)

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