As Asia continues its drive to becoming a major cruise industry player, the opportunities for both international and regional suppliers are continuing to grow - not least as the region makes its presence felt among the booming ship build and repair sector.
The conference at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific will put a focus on the opportunities and challenges facing those supplying to the regional cruise market.
Made in, and for, China - A Focus on Shipbuild, Repair and Interior Design
Thursday 25 October | 10:30 - 12:30
With the arrival of bot Spectrum of the Seas (Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra ship) and SunStone Ship’s first infinity class ship in 2019, the Chinese ship build and repair market is starting to make its presence felt among the international ship build and repair scence. And while there is clear potential for China to join the ranks of its European counterparts, there are still challenges on the horizon and plenty to be learnt.
This session will firstly look into China’s buoyant cruise shipbuilding and repair sectors and examine the opportunities for technical suppliers in this growing market. The second half of the session will then shift focus to ship interiors to explore the crucial elements and principles when designing for Chinese and Asian customers.
Ports, Destinations and Service Providers Workshop - Creating a Cruise Destination Network
Thursday 25 October | 13:30 - 15:30
A collaboration between Luis de Carvalho, CEO B&A Europe and Seatrade, this workshop session is set to be a must-attend for all parts of the regional cruise tourism market.
The session itself will give participants the opportunity to analyse examples of established cruise networks from around the world and the positive impact they have on both their cruise business growth, but also regional development. Expect to hear actionable insight on not just how these networks work, but also why they are important; who should be involved and what needs to happen t make them successful.