Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA USA – FL – Professional Women in Cruising Brunch WISTA

April 23, 2020

Professional Women in Cruising Brunch Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) – Sponsored by Uplift


Anna Silva (Acting Assistant Director of Operations, Port Everglades Department)


Katherine Foster-Smith (Managing Director, Bahamas Disaster Recovery Authority)

Amanda Martin (Director of Communications, Mission Resolve Foundation)

Lisa Schillig (Director of Port and Terminal Operations, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line)

Location: Room 206/208

Date: Thursday, April 23

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Pass Type: RSVP Required – Get your pass now!


Relief, Rebuild, Recover…How the Cruise Industry Reacts to Natural Disasters

Cruise ports have been hit hard by hurricanes in recent years with Hurricane Maria throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma in Key West and most recently, Hurricane Dorian and the Bahamas. This panel discussion will focus on storm recovery and how aid is delivered. Our experts will discuss this topic through both a humanitarian and technical/logistics lens. The goal of the session is to have the audience leave with a better understanding of what happens when, and HOW TO BEST HELP the next time something like this occurs.


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