Welcome Addresses & Keynote Speeches
10:00 - 10:20
Welcome address
Korea Tourism Organization
President, North APAC & China, Royal Caribbean International
Chairman, CLIA North Asia
Busan Metropolitan City
Busan Port Authority
Korea and the Wider Asian Market
10:20 - 12:00
Costa Group Asia, Costa Cruises Asia Pacific & China
Dream Cruises
Vice General Manager, Greater China
MSC Cruises
Vice President, Shore Operations
Holland America Group
President, North APAC & China, Royal Caribbean International
Chairman, CLIA North Asia
  • How big can the Asian source markets become by 2020?
  • The diversity of Asia and the need to differentiate between markets
  • What is the likely future pattern of cruise tourism development in China and what kinds of products and itineraries will appeal most to Chinese consumers?
  • Can we expect to see more Asian new entrants to the cruise market?
  • How can the Korean and other Asian economies maximise the benefits of cruise tourism?
  • What is the nature and scale of the opportunity for Asian shipyards in cruise ship construction?

MODERATOR: Mary BOND, Managing Director of Publishing and Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

Travel Agent Training
14:00 - 17:00
Training & Development Manager
CLIA Australasia
Secretary General
MedCruise Association

Sponsored by:

Travel Agents attending training at the 2016 Seatrade Cruise Asia conference will gain a significant advantage over their competitors in the cruise retail market by having an exclusive opportunity to receive insight to the most critical skills needed in Cruise Retail Success. Presented by experienced international speaker and trainer, Peter Kollar, head of CLIA Australasia’s Training & Development program, Peter will reveal the 10 most important elements he has found which have helped agents around the world to find success, and in detail, showcase how you can develop these skills to become the ultimate cruise holiday seller.
The Future Geography of Cruise Tourism in Asia
14:30 - 16:00
Executive Director of Tourism Infrastructure Department
Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)
CHART Management Consultants Pty Ltd
Expedition Manager, Asia Pacific
Managing Director - Singapore & Malaysia
Destination Asia
Director of Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning
Azamara Club Cruises
Commercial Director, Asia Pacific
Celebrity Cruises
VP, Commercial & New Business Development
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
  • Korea’s newly developed shore excursion programmes
  • Setting the scene: new facts and figures on cruise deployment and destinations in 2016
  • Which will be the stand out Asian hubs, as the industry seeks new ports and fresh itineraries?
  • Is new infrastructure investment in Asia keeping pace with demand?
  • How cruise friendly is the operating environment in Asia?
  • Will the new lower price of fuel affect deployment decisions in the region?

MODERATOR: Robert W GUY, Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, Destination Asia

Power Hour: Terminal Design
16:15 - 17:15
President & CEO
Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc
VP, Commercial & New Business Development
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Regional Director Asia
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

This one hour workshop will discuss cruise line, passenger and ground handling requirements for transit and homeports across Asia

MODERATOR: Luis AJAMIL, President & CEO, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc