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Armstrong and Bonner to speak at NZCA 2019

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The New Zealand Cruise Association has announced that Adam Armstrong and Susan Bonner will join the impressive lineup of speakers at its annual conference in Shed 10 on Queens Wharf in Auckland August 22-23.

As previously reported, they are  CLIA global chairman and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vice chairman Adam Goldstein, Carnival Australia chairman Ann Sherry, Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions’ Asia Pacific chair Sarina Bratton and Holland America Group’s SVP port operations and shore excursions Robert Morgenstern.

Shaping the future

Armstrong, SVP and managing director for Silversea Cruises Australia and New Zealand and Bonner, VP and managing director Australia and New Zealand for Royal Caribbean International, will address the conference theme ‘Shaping the Future.’

Also joining the speakers is Wellington-based Paul Yeo who is part of the New Zealand Government's relations team for Tourism New Zealand.

The team is responsible for TNZ’s Destination Readiness strategy and Yeo’s duties include managing the official i-SITE Visitor Information Centres with more than 80 locations around the country.

2019 the best yet

NZCA chairman Debbie Summers said this seventh annual convention promises to be the best on record.

Summers said it is a not-to-be-missed event for all stakeholders in the country’s burgeoning cruise industry, with a record-breaking 112,000 New Zealanders taking an ocean cruise in 2018.

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