Seatrade Cruise Asia 2015 Conference Program

Seatrade Cruise Asia, due to take place in Busan, Korea June 11-12 has been postponed to a later date.

Due to increasing notifications from key stakeholders - delegates, speakers and cruise lines - of their withdrawal from the event due to the current Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) related circumstances in Korea and regional travel restrictions being imposed by other Asian countries, the planned conference programme can no longer be delivered in its published form and Seatrade is therefore advising that the event will need to be postponed to a later date.

Andrew Williams general manager Seatrade commented, ‘This decision has not been an easy one and we have looked into every possibility, however in consultation with the industry, we feel that this is the most appropriate course of action.'

UBM remains fully committed to supporting the global cruise industry and the delivery of a successful Seatrade Cruise Asia event. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.

 

Below is the conference programme which was scheduled for the 2015 event.

The Seatrade Cruise Asia conference programme provides an opportunity to assess the pace and direction of growth in the world's fastest growing cruise sector. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics and providing valuable insights into the burgeoning Asia cruise market. Please see the full 2015 conference programme below.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Morning conference session

10:00 - 12:30

Welcome address
Keynote address
Zinan LIU Chairman, CLIA North Asia, & VP, China and North Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Korea and the Wider Asian Market

  • 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?

Speakers:
Alan B. BUCKELEW Chief Operations Officer, Carnival Corporation & Plc
Michael HACKMAN EVP, Marine Operations and New Ship Building, Genting Hong Kong Limited
Anthony H. KAUFMAN SVP, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises
Ki-tack LIM President, Busan Port Authority
Zinan LIU Vice President China & North Asia, RCCL, & Chairman, CLIA North Asia
Oliviero MORELLI President, Japan, MSC Cruises

12:30 - 14:30

Networking with Exhibitors/Lunch

Afternoon conference session

14:30 - 16:00

The Future Geography of Cruise Tourism in Asia

  • 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?

Speakers will include:
Mick FOGG
Manager, Marine & Operations Planning Asia Pacific, Ponant
Anthony H. KAUFMAN SVP, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises
Mark ROBINSON Managing Director, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services
John F. TERCEK VP, Commercial & New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited

Session sponsored by:

Afternoon conference session

16:15 - 17:15

Power Hour: Outlook for Cruise Shipbuilding & Refurbishment in Asia*
This one hour workshop, led by Eero MÄKINEN Managing Owner, Emmanoa Ltd and Stephen PAYNE Principal Consultant, PFJ Maritime Marine Consultants, will discuss the potential for both newbuilding and refiting of cruise vessels in Asia.

Friday 12 June 2015

Morning conference
session

09:00 - 10:00

Power Hour: Focus on Korea*
This one hour workshop will look specifically at Korea as a destination for cruising; discussing the challenges and opportunities with ample opportunity for audience participation.
Speakers will include:
Robert W. GUY Managing Director - Singapore & Malaysia, Destination Asia (moderator)
Michael HACKMAN EVP, Marine Operations and New Ship Building, Genting Hong Kong Limited

Helen HUANG General Manager, China, Costa Crociere SpA
Chan-Young JUN Director General, Port Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI)
Sonchung YONG Executive Director, Cruise Infrastructure Department, Korea Tourism Organization

Morning conference
session

10:30 - 12:00

Growing the Asian Source Market

  • Which are the strongest prospective markets for cruise sales growth in Asia?
  • How do the tastes and aspirations of Asian cruisers differ from those in North America and Europe?
  • How will the cruise product be distributed in Asia in the future?
  • As the market matures, how soon and on what scale will Asians choose to cruise outside their region?
  • How should the destinations outside prepare for an influx of Asian cruisers?

Speakers will include:
Harry BAEK 
President & CEO, Lotte Tour Development Co., Ltd
Ted BLAMEY Principal, CHART Management Consultants (moderator)
Lorenzo DIAMANTINI Vice General Manager, Greater China, MSC Cruises
Michael GOH SVP Sales, Star Cruises
Helen HUANG General Manager, China, Costa Crociere SpA
Kelvin TAN Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Celebrity Cruises
Dwain WALL Co-President & COO, WorldCruise.cn

12:30 - 14:30

Networking with Exhibitors/Lunch

Afternoon conference session

14:30 - 16:00

Power 90: Cruise Line-Port Relationship*    
This 90 minute workshop will look at what the cruise lines are looking for from ports of call in terms of terminal and infrastructure development.  The format is designed to encourage an interchange of ideas on how lines and ports can work most effectively together for mutual benefit.

The discussions will be led by:
Claudius DOCEKAL
Director Deployment, Destinations & Charter Sales, Azamara Club Cruises
Anthony H. KAUFMAN SVP, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises
Michael PAWLUS Director, Strategic Itinerary Planning & Scheduling, Silversea Cruises Limited
John F. TERCEK VP, Commercial & New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited

Session sponsored by:


* This programme will include interactive ‘Power Hour/Power 90' conference sessions, which will provide insights on key topics with expert panels with ample opportunity for audience participation

This program is subject to change anytime without notice.