Mr Williams presented the award to Bob Guy, managing director – singapore & malaysia for Destination Asia, in recognition of his long, outstanding engagement within the cruise industry in Asia. Upon presenting the award, Dr Liu spoke about Bob Guy with high praise:
‘He has been involved with cruising since its absolute beginning in Asia. His experience with the industry and his encyclopedic knowledge of the geography of Asia made him a natural point of contact for the cruise line leaders who first came to Asia at that time, such as Adam Goldstein, Arne Bakkelund, Peter Cox, Stein Kruse and Bruce Krumrine, and of course the man whom this award is named after, Rama Rebbapragada. As cruise tourism now moves to centre stage his long experience and deep understanding of it gives him a special place in the Asian cruise industry.’
Upon receipt of the award, Bob Guy said ‘It is a great honor to receive this award, given in the name of Rama Rebbapragada a cruise industry leader that I knew well and worked with closely. We worked together to grow cruise tourism in the Asia Pacific region. I remember Rama fondly and will strive to continue this work in his name.’
Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City and Korea Tourism Organization, Seatrade Cruise Asia took place 12-13 May 2016 at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Korea. The event featured a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training. We would like to say thank you to our sponsors, MedCruise and Wonderful Indonesia, and our supporters CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) the Ministry of Culture Sports & Tourism and the Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries.
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About Seatrade Cruise Asia
12-13 May 2016 saw Seatrade Cruise Asia take place at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Korea. This event is a combination of the previous Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and Seatrade All Asia Cruise Conventions. Seatrade Cruise Asia is an annual cruise industry event purely focused on Asia and comprises of an exhibition, conference, networking and travel agent training. The exhibition will also be open to the general public on Saturday 14 May.
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, the Seatrade brand is part of the events portfolio for the world's second largest media and event organiser, UBM.
For full details about this event, visit www.seatrade-cruiseasia.com