Lineup of Speakers Announced for 2014 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Conference

Published on : Thursday, August 7, 2014

cruise-shippingAs it enters its fourth edition, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will present the most prominent voices in the Asia cruise market to lead the conference, slated for November 20-21, 2014.
This year’s conference will analyze the market potential and challenges associated with the emerging Asia cruise market as well as explore the infrastructure and itinerary development opportunities.


Beginning Thursday morning, November 20th, Zinan LIU, Vice President, China and Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, will open the event with the keynote address. Immediately following will be “The State of the Cruise Industry in Asia” featuring Michael HACKMAN, EVP – Cruise Operations, Genting Hong Kong Limited; Dominic PAUL, SVP International, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises and Managing Director, RCL Cruises Ltd; and Ann SHERRY, CEO, Carnival Australia, and Chairman, CLIA SE Asia.


Thursday afternoon will feature concurrent sessions “The Operating Environment in Asia” and “Focus on China.” Friday morning’s concurrent sessions include “How Asia Will Grow as a Source Market” and “Cruise Infrastructure Across Asia,” followed by “Itinerary Development Across the Region” and “Shipbuilding and Refurbishment in Asian Yards” running concurrently in the afternoon.


Spearheading the conference sessions are a plethora of industry leaders and innovators including:
Jeff BENT Managing Director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals
Ted BLAMEY Principal, CHART Management Consultants
Dickson CHIN Managing Director, Wallem Ship Agency
Bruce KRUMRINE Vice President, Shore Operations Europe & Exotics, Princess Cruises
Krai PANYARACHUN Inbound Director, SEA Tours Co., Ltd and Immediate Past Chairman, ACSN
Isaac VIDALES Regional Operations Manager Asia, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services
Buhdy BOK SVP Pacific Asia & China, Costa Crociere SpA
Anthony H. KAUFMAN SVP Asia Operations, Princess Cruises
Ang Moo LIM EVP Sales, Marketing & Hotel Operations, Genting Hong Kong Limited
Steve ODELL President, Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Silversea Cruises Limited
Brett DUDLEY Founder and Chairman, ecruising Group of Companies
Masami MASUYAMA Managing Director, NYK Cruises Co., Ltd
Kelvin TAN Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Celebrity Cruises
Ki-tack LIM President, Busan Port Authority
John TERCEK VP, Commercial & New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited
Sarina BRATTON Chairman Australasia, Compagnie du Ponant
Robert W. GUY Managing Director – Singapore & Malaysia, Destination Asia
William HARBER Vice President, Market Development, Carnival Asia
PHAN Xuan Anh President,Viet Excursions Co Ltd
Paolo MORETTI General Manager Marine, RINA Services SpA
P.K. ONG Managing Director, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd., & Deputy President, Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Stephen PAYNE Principal Consultant, PFJ Maritime

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