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Industry leaders head to Busan to discuss the future of cruising in Asia

Industry leaders head to Busan to discuss the future of cruising in Asia

Figureheads from the world’s leading cruise lines and key industry professionals head to Busan, Korea for Seatrade Cruise Asia which takes place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11-12 June, 2015.

Speakers confirmed so far include: Ted Blamey Principal, CHART Management Consultants; Alan Buckelew Chief Operations Officer, Carnival Corporation & Plc; Mick Fogg Manager Marine & Operations Planning Asia Pacific, Ponant; Michael Goh SVP, Global Sales, Star Cruises; Michael Hackman EVP, Marine Operations and New Shipbuilding, Genting Hong Kong Limited; Helen Huang General Manager China, Costa Cruises Shipping Service (Shanghai); Anthony Kaufman SVP, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises; Ki-Tack Lim President, Busan Port Authority; Dr Zinan Liu, VP China & North Asia, RCCL and Chairman, CLIA North Asia; Eero Mäkinen Managing Owner, Emamnoa; Darius Mehta, VP, Air & Land Programs, Silversea Cruises; Sture Myrmell SVP, P&O Criuses; Stephen Payne Principal Consultant, PFJ Maritime Marine; Kelvin Tan Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Celebrity Cruises and John F Tercek VP, Commercial & New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

As well as discussing the future of the cruise industry in Asia, and its potential in terms of a source market, the geography of the region will also be a topic for deliberation, looking at which ports will be the most attractive to the cruise lines as the industry researches fresh itineraries. In addition, the panels will discuss the scale and opportunity for Asia shipyards, as well as port infrastructure and investment.
Complementing the conference sessions, the exhibition will see destinations, tourism authorities, cruise associations, tour operators, port agents and suppliers showcasing their products and services to cruise industry professionals. The event will also feature a travel agent training programme, and a full social programme for attending delegates.

Seatrade Cruise Asia is hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network.