Virginia López Valiente
CEO, Cruises News Media Group
Virginia Lopez Valiente is the owner and CEO of Cruises News Media Group, a company focussed on consultancy, communication, marketing and global knowledge of the Cruise industry.
Cruises News Media Group publishes the magazine Cruises News and organises the International Cruise Summit, the Cruise Excellence Awards and various other cruise events.
Virginia has spent most of her more of two-decade career leading departments of commercial, marketing and operations in international companies of diverse industries such as transport, hospitality and consultancy. Before founding Cruises News Media Group, she held various managerial posts in companies such as DHL, Panalpina Global Transport, Air Express International, Thomas International and was Director of Operations for Spain and Portugal at Hospitality Marketing Concepts, an American multinational of marketing and loyalty programs for luxury hotels and chains.
She has a degree in Business Administration, International Trade and Marketing and completed her executive program (PGD) in Marketing Management and Strategic Management.
As an expert in the global cruise industry, Virginia lectures and organizes training courses on the cruise industry for both private companies and official bodies, port authorities, tourism offices and trade associations, and other organisations and is called to present and moderate debates in forums and international congresses.