Official Program

Symposium activities will be at the Cruise Pavilion and the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. A shuttle service will transport delegates from the two waterfront hotels to conference activities at Membertou and Louisbourg. The Cruise Pavilion is a short walk from the hotels.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

TimeEventLocation
10:00AM -6:00PM Registration
Presented by Destinations North America
Lanyards & badges sponsored by Intercruises
Delegate Bags sponsored by Cruise Newfoundland & Labrador
Welcome packages presented by Ambassatours

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Cape Breton Miners Museum - Delegates will be asked to RSVP in late May

Cape Breton's iconic musical ensemble "The Men of the Deeps" will welcome you to the Miners Museum. Take an underground tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery, a real coal mine located beneath the Museum building. Retired coal miners are your guides for this excursion underground, and promise to entertain and inform you in a custom that has become treasured by visitors all over the world. Situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, on a 15-acre site filled with wild roses and grasses, the Cape Breton Miners Museum pays tribute to the region's long and rich history of coal mining. It is home to profound stories of miners and their families, and the resource that helped build a nation.

Dress code: Casual, excursion footwear

Bus departs from Holiday Inn at 1:15PM and Cambridge Suites at 1:30 PM

 

Bus returns to hotels at 4:00PM

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Reception in the Royal Cape Breton Room
Presented by Quebec Region

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
6:30PM - 10:00PM

Opening Dinner - Community Night - Ultimate Kitchen Party
Dress code: Business casual
Being served:  Lobster and Crab/Hip of Beef/Vegetarian options
Presented by Cruise Portland Maine and CruiseMaine

Community Night
Presented by CBCL Ltd

Ultimate Kitchen Party with Jimmy Rankin
Presented by Tourism NS

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

TimeEventLocation
7:00AM - 8:30AM

Presented by Destinations North America
Lanyards & badges sponsored by Intercruises
Delegate Bags sponsored by Cruise Newfoundland & Labrador
Welcome packages presented by Ambassatours

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Shuttles begin 6:45AM

Buses depart hotels:
Holiday Inn -  6:30AM, 7:00AM
Cambridge Suites - 6:30 AM, 7:00 AM

Transportation partners Atlantic Cruise Ship Services

7:00AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast
Presented by Port of Halifax, Discover Halifax, Parks Canada Citadel

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jenu Room

8:15AM

Opening Remarks and welcome

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Great Hall

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Port Infrastructure: In-Port & On-Shore
How do we develop to meet increased demand?
Presented by New York Cruise

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Break
Presented by FK Warren

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Shore Excursion Interactive Challenge: Creating a dynamic destination experiences
Presented by  New York Cruise

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11:30AM - 12:45PM

Lunch at Membertou - Experience the cuisine of the Mi'kmaq people with a welcome ceremony
Presented by Flynn Cruiseport Boston Massport

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Great Hall

1:00PM - 2:30PM

The Marketplace 1:1 Meetings with Cruise Lines and Media
(Part One)
Presented by Port of Saint John

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jenu Room

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Membertou Heritage Park Mi'kmaq Medicine Walk (for attendees not participating in the Marketplace. Delegates will be asked to RSVP in late May)
Presented by Membertou First Nation

On your guided tour, learn the traditional practices and medicines used by Mi'kmaw ancestors. A community leader will lead you through a beautifully wooded trail in Membertou, sharing stories, legends, and the traditional medicines and plants which the Mi’kmaw people lived off of for thousands of years, and some still today. The Medicine Walk finishes with a dream catcher workshop featuring traditional bread and tea.

Meet at entrance to Convention Centre
(bottom of stairs)
2:30PM - 2:45PM

Break
Presented by FK Warren

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jenu Room

2:45PM - 3:30PM

The Marketplace 1:1 Meetings with Cruise Lines and Media
(Part Two)
Presented by Port of Saint John

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Buses back to waterfront hotels at 15 minute intervals.

Waterfront hotels
5:45PM

Buses depart from waterfront hotels to Louisbourg (30 min drive with entertainment)
Transportation partner Atlantic Cruise Ship Services

Fortress Louisbourg
6:30PM - 9:30PM

CCNE Louisbourg experience, dinner and exploring event
Dress code: Business casual, excursion footwear
Presented by Parks Canada and Niche Ports partners

9:45PM

Shuttles return from Louisbourg to waterfront hotels

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

TimeEventLocation
8:00AM - 8:45AM

Breakfast
Presented by Charlottetown

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
8:45AM - 9:00AM

CCNE Update

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Trends in Cruise Travel and Sustainable Tourism: Conscious Cruising
Presented by New York Cruise

10:00AM - 10:15AM

Break
Presented by FK Warren

10:15AM - 11:00AM

Cruise line and destination marketing
Presented by New York Cruise

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Closing Remarks

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hotel check out

Port of Sydney

60 Esplanade
Suite 102 Port Place
Sydney NS, B1P 1A1

Phone: (902) 564-0800
E-mail: christina@portofsydney.ca
Website: www.sydneyport.ca

Printed on : Thursday, October 17, 2019