Seatrade Cruise Asia 2015 Conference Program

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.

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Thursday 11 June 2015

Morning conference session

10:00 - 12:30

Welcome address
Keynote addresses

Opening session: 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?

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?


16:15 - 17:15

Power Hour: Outlook for Cruise Shipbuilding in Asia *

Friday 12 June 2015

Morning conference

10:00 - 11:30

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?

11:30 - 14:30

Networking with Exhibitors/Lunch


14:30 - 15:30

Power Hour: Ports Round-table *


15:45 - 16:45

Power Hour: Focus on Korea *

* This programme will include interactive ‘Power Hour' session, 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.