Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asian-Pacific cruise industry today announced details of the speakers for its second edition, taking place September 17-18, 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This conference, from the organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier event for the cruise industry, will focus on the rapid boom of the cruise sector in the Australasian region and the rich potential offered by this expanse.
Growth in the Asia-Pacific region is making the region one of the fastest growing cruise tourism sectors in the world. With the International Cruise Terminal (ICT) set to open later this year in Singapore, the zone is expected to bring in some of the world's largest ships. The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will look into how to capitalize on this flourishing economic opportunity.
The high-level conference will feature world-renowned speakers such as: Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, Gianni Onorato, President, Costa Crociere, Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships, and Rama Rebbapregada, Associate Vice President, International Charters, Consumer Outreach & Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association speaking on the key drivers for industry growth.
Presenting in sessions on cruise strategy within the market will be industry-leaders including: Barbara Muckermann, CMO of MSC Cruises, Betsy O'Rourke the SVP Global Marketing, Royal Caribbean International, Naohiko Yamaguchi, Director, Group Leader Onboard Service Management Group, Mitsui OSK Passenger Line, and Richard Doyle, Head of Sales & Marketing, Captain Cook Cruises.
Delegates to the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will learn from Buhdy Bok, VP Asia Pacific & China, Costa Crociere, Brett Jardine, General Mgr, International Cruise Council of Australia, and Ted Blamey, Principal Consultant, Chart Management Consultants Pty Ltd.
Featuring 4 key plenary sessions: The State of the Asia-Pacific Cruise Industry Terminal Design & Development: how New Facilities will Impact Deployment, Destination Planning and Development and Identifying and Marketing to the New Asian Source Market. The 8 masterclasses include topics such as: Examining Progress toward Relaxing Visa Restrictions, Designing Shore Excursions that Really Work and Localising the On-Board Experience & Revenues.
All Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference delegates will be invited to the international trade show floor, social programs and travel agent training. Business matching opportunities are also open to exhibitors on a first come first served basis.