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Cruise Canada New England to convene in Montreal

Cruise the Saint Lawrence will host the 19th edition of the Cruise Canada New England Symposium. The event will take place from June 13th to 15th at the Cruise Terminal in Montreal and group together some 200 industry representatives from destination ports of call, as well as 20 international cruise lines and representatives from 10 media organizations. The 2017 edition will mark an important step in the development of our destination with the tabling of a strategic plan by the executive of the Canada New England Alliance.

Symposium activities will be set against a backdrop of celebrations honouring the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal and 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The program will feature conferences and workshops intended to provide for the active involvement of participants. Destination development, passenger experience and itinerary planning will figure among leading topics of discussion. In addition, a market place activity will be organized to provide port of call authorities with an occasion to meet directly with cruise line and media representatives. Evening and social activities will ensure ample networking opportunities throughout the event.

The Canada New England Alliance flows from a partnership involving the following organizations: New York Cruise, Flynn Cruiseport Boston, Cruise Maine USA, Cruise Atlantic Canada and Cruise the Saint Lawrence. Members of the Alliance jointly develop and market the region with cruise lines in Europe and the United States to grow the industry and enhance cruise passenger satisfaction.

"We wish to thank the event’s financial partners: Port of Montreal, Tourism Montreal, Flynn Cruiseport Boston, Port of Quebec, Quebec Tourism Bureau, Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), Destination North America, Nova Scotia Ports and Destination, Cruise Baie-Comeau, Port of Havre Saint-Pierre, Ports America, Port of Saint John, Promotion Saguenay, Port of Charlottetown, Bermello Ajamil and Partners, and Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu," Cruise the Saint Lawrence said in a statement.

Cruise the Saint Lawrence is a sectoral organization which groups together the nine ports of call located along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. The mission of the organization is to grow cruise market activities in Quebec and across Destination Canada New England through the provision of marketing and development services to members. Cruise the Saint Lawrence enjoys the support of partners Tourism Quebec, Quebec Tourism Industry Alliance and Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada.