Agenda

All times displayed for Asia/Shanghai timezone.

Registration & Welcome Tea and Coffee
08:00 - 09:00 Exhibition Area
Break

MAIN STAGE

Opening Ceremony & Green Book Launch
09:00 - 09:30 Main Stage
Welcome address
President Maritime Group
Informa Global Exhibitions
Keynote Addresses by Ministry Officials
09:30 - 09:50 Main Stage
Keynote Address
Industry Remark’s by CLIA
10:05 - 10:15 Main Stage
Session
Managing Director
CLIA Australasia
Diamond Keynote Addresses
10:15 - 10:45 Main Stage
Keynote Address
President of China and North Asia
Royal Caribbean International
President
Costa Group Asia

1015-1030  Diamond Keynote by Dr Zinan LIU, President of China and North Asia, Royal Caribbean International
1030-1045  Diamond Keynote by Mario ZANETTI, President, Costa Group Asia

State of the Regional Cruise Industry
10:45 - 11:40 Main Stage
Keynote Address
Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific Commercial and Operations
Princess Cruises
Managing Director for Publishing and Content, Seatrade
UBM Informa
Chairman Asia Pacific
PONANT - Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Chairman
Viking Cruises
President of China and North Asia
Royal Caribbean International
Executive Chairman
MSC Group, & Member of CLIA Global Executive Committee
President
Costa Group Asia
President
Genting Cruise Lines

The industry leaders will share their insights into the dynamics of cruising in Asia, their confidence towards the market and their vision for the industry working together to further the growth. 

Session Moderator:
​Mary BOND, Editor, Seatrade Cruise News

1045-1055  Address by Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises

1055-1140 State of the Regional Cruise Industry Panel discussion with:

  • Stuart ALLISON, SVP Asia Pacific Commercial and Operations, Princess Cruises
  • Sarina BRATTON AM, Chairman Asia Pacific, PONANT – Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
  • Torstein HAGEN, Founder and Chairman, Viking Cruises
  • Dr Zinan LIU, President of China and North Asia, Royal Caribbean International
  • Mario ZANETTI, President, Costa Group Asia
  • Kent Fuming ZHU, President, Genting Cruise Lines

 

Keynote Addresses – Spotlight on China
11:40 - 12:10 Main Stage
Keynote Address
Secretary General of CPC Baoshan District
Shanghai Municipal Committee
China’s next Golden Decade in Cruising: How to Balance Growth and Sustainability
14:00 - 15:00 Main Stage
Panel Discussion
Managing Director for Publishing and Content, Seatrade
UBM Informa
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Royal Caribbean International, China
President, Greater China
MSC Cruises
Managing Director
Viking Cruises
Vice President and General Manager
Princess Cruises China
General Manager, MICE & Cruise
Hong Kong Tourism Board
VP Sales & Commercial , Greater China & South East Asia
Costa Group Asia

During the past 10 years China has successfully introduced and laid the foundations for a vibrant cruise market, and became one of the leading source markets in the world. As cruising is turning into mainstream travel for the Chinese, the market is entering the next ‘Golden Decade’. During the next ten years, China’s focus needs to be on optimising sustainability of the market and deepening its economic influence in the region. After a review of recent developments with the key players in the market, this session will dive into the challenges China has and how the government and cruise line operators plan to work together to guarantee a successful future.

Session Moderator: Mary BOND, Editor, Seatrade Cruise News

The Development of Source Markets throughout Asia-Pacific
15:30 - 17:30 Main Stage
Session
Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific Commercial and Operations
Princess Cruises
Principal
CHART Management Consultants
Chairman Asia Pacific
PONANT - Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Member of CII committee for Cruise Tourism
Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing
Managing Director
CLIA Australasia
Deputy Country Manager Japan, Korea, South East Asia
Costa Group Asia
Chairman
International Cruise Council Taiwan (ICCT)

In this session we examine the development of source markets to sustain the dynamic growth in cruise deployment throughout Asia, especially Asia’s 2nd to 7th ranked: Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.  We also turn our attention to the yet undeveloped South Korea market, then to Australasia, a market with consistent high growth, the world’s highest penetration and a big source for cruises in Asia. 

Session Moderator: Ted BLAMEY, Principal, CHART Management Consultants

15:30-15:50  
Opening Introduction & Asia Cruise Trends 2018
Ted BLAMEY, Principal, CHART Management Consultants
Joel KATZ, MD, CLIA Australasia

15:50-16:20  
East Asian Market: Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea
Stuart ALLISON, SVP Asia Pacific Commercial and Operations, Princess Cruises
Matthew WU, Chairman, International Cruise Council Taiwan (ICCT)
Roberto VERDINO, Deputy Country Manager Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Costa Cruises

16:20-16:50  
Southeast & South Asian Markets: Singapore, Malaysia, India
Ratna CHADHA, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Member of CII committee for Cruise Tourism
Roberto VERDINO, Deputy Country Manager Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Costa Cruises

16:50-17:10
Australsia Market
Sarina BRATTON AM, Chairman Asia Pacific, PONANT – Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Stuart ALLISON, SVP Asia Pacific Commercial and Operations, Princess Cruises
Joel KATZ, MD, CLIA Australasia

17:10-17:30
Session Wash-Up and Q&A

THEATRE 1

Cleaner Cruising: How LNG is Making Waves in Asia
15:30 - 16:30 Theatre 1
Session
EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs
MSC Group
GM
GTT China
General Manager, Greater China Business Development
Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore
Director of Wuhan Rules and Development Institute
China Classification Society
Vice President, Government Relations, Europe & Asia-Pacific
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Session Moderator:

Chris Huges, GM, Greater China Marine & Offshore Business Development, Lloyd’s Register

Innovation Arena
16:30 - 17:30 Theatre 1
Session
Sales Stage Technology
Bosch Rexroth
Brand Director, Seatrade Cruise Global
UBM Informa
Vice President, Chairman & Group President Office
Genting Hong Kong
Founder and CEO
NeWayer Cruises

Innovation Arena features 5 sets of 10 mins of presentations, demonstrating key innovations of the year. 

Session Moderator: Chiara GIORGI, Brand Director, Seatrade Cruise Global, UBM Informa

16:30-16:35
Opening and Intro

16:35-16:45
Alan TAO, Co-Founder, Newayer 

16:45-16:55
Alexander FRODL, Sales Stage Technology, Bosch-Rexroth

16:55-16:05
Simon HO, VP Chiarman and Gorup President Office, Genting Hong Kong

THEATRE 2

Cruise Supporting Industry Development Forum
15:30 - 17:30 Theatre 2
Session

The theme for the Forum is “Developing supporting industries of cruise and boosting the cruise economy". Attendees will explore focused topics including optimising the supporting industry's structure, planning and development. 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Networking Reception with Exhibitors
17:30 - 18:00
Extra Activity
Bund River Cruise Dinner
18:00 - 22:00
Extra Activity

Please register your interest in advance. 

Bus transfers will depart from Delta Hotels by Mariott at 18:00.