Hamburg newly elected Board Member for Cruise Europe Association
Yesterday, top executives of leading cruise companies as well as port representatives came together for one of the most important annual meetings of the Northern European Cruise Industry, the Cruise Europe Conference, Port of Hamburg said in its press release. This year´s conference took place in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, from 24th - 26th of April. Cruise Europe´s members come from as far as the Portuguese Atlantic coast in the South up to the North Cape in the North, from Murmansk and St. Petersburg in the East and Iceland in the West. The symposium is used by its 137 members as an international platform to discuss topical issues of the cruise industry.
At this year's meeting in St. Petersburg, Cruise Europe members voted for some changes in the board and elected also a new board member for Cruise Europe Association. The board is elected every 4 years and consists of 12 members (whereby 8 council members are appointed by the regions, 2 members are directly elected by all members and 2 are co-opted members to strengthen the council). Newly elected to the board by all members was Cruise Gate Hamburg´s managing director, Sacha Rougier. Hamburg has always been an active member of Cruise Europe.
In her coincidental role as Chair of the International Association of Ports and Harbors´ (IAPH) Cruise Committee Sacha Rougier will, at the same time, promote the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) and with it, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (drawn up by the United Nations). With WPSP, global ports aim to meet the challenge to align economic, social and ecological interests and to shape the global sustainability process.