The current cruise ship order book shows a total of 30 new ships scheduled to be built by 2020, with a total estimated value of over US$23.6billion and 97,852 berths*. Although European yards still dominate with a 93% market share, Asian yard Mitsubishi HI are already building two ships for AIDA Cruises, and have their sights set on more.
Mäkinen is very enthusiastic about the topics to be discussed in the session: ‘Cruising is becoming very popular in the Far East and annual growth figures of up to 25% are experienced. The potential effect of this to the cruise shipbuilding will be discussed in the panel - the first time this issue will be publically debated’.
The full conference programme for Seatrade Cruise Asia includes sessions on Korea and the Wider Asian Market, The Future Geography of Cruise Tourism in Asia, Growing the Asian Source Market and two additional workshops focussing on the Cruise Line-Port Relationship and also on the cruise industry in Korea.
Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network, Seatrade Cruise Asia is an annual cruise industry event, focused purely on Asia. The event will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention centre in Busan, Korea from 11-12 June 2015.
*Source - Seatrade Cruise News order book.
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Notes to the editors:
About Seatrade Cruise Asia
This June 11-12 2015 sees the newly formed Seatrade Cruise Asia event launch in Busan, Korea. This event is a combination of the previous Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and Seatrade All Asia Cruise Conventions. The event will be the world’s largest annual cruise industry event purely focused on Asia and comprises of an exhibition, conference, networking and travel agent training.
Seatrade Cruise Asia forms part of the series of global Seatrade events, websites and publications that covers every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries, bringing together key people to encourage innovation and to produce powerful learning, networking and promotional platforms. Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired recently in 2014 by UBM, the world's second largest media and event organiser.
For full details about this event, visit www.seatrade-cruiseasia.com