Marine catering show changes name to expand horizon

2019-09-13T21:16:59+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Marketing|

Earlier this year, Marine Catering Expo (MCE) brought together the whole marine catering supply chain to the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

Co-located with Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI), MCE welcomed leading marine suppliers, including Rational, Welbilt, Hobart, and more.

After listening to the feedback of exhibitors and attendees, as well as the show’s advisory board, MCE is to revise its focus to expand into the entire guest experience chain. To reflect this updated focus, the show’s name has also changed to ‘Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America’ (CSH). The free-to-attend expo & conference will now encompass marine suppliers covering various aspects of guest experience, from housekeeping to F&B and everything in between.

Returning to Miami in 2020, CSH will continue to be co-located with CSI at the Miami Beach Convention Centre and will take place on 16th and 17th June.

The last event, including CSI, attracted nearly 3,000 attendees. With the revised focus, CSH is expected to attract an even larger audience of relevant attendees from the hospitality sector.

Commenting on the event’s name change and shift in focus, advisory board member and Vice President of US Hotel Operations at MSC Cruises, Mark Zeller, commented:“It’s our aim to continuously improve and become the premier hospitality event for the cruise industry. With the guest experience at the heart of the show, evolving from ‘Marine Catering Expo’ into ‘Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America’ will allow us to attract even more qualified attendees to the event, specifically vendors and industry professionals whose products and services offer a superior hospitality experience for cruise guests. This includes suppliers who provide a range of services and products such as IT technologies, equipment and amenities, food and beverage offerings, entertainment technologies, and activities for both cruise ships and private islands.”