Duffy was guest of honour at the inaugural cruise3sixty Australasia in February this year which was the first to be held outside of North America.
CLIA Australasia chairman Gavin Smith, regional vp Asia Pacific for Royal Caribbean International, will welcome delegates and Andy Stuart, evp international sales for Norwegian Cruise Line, will give a keynote address.
Another keynote speaker will be Google Australia’s head of travel and tourism, Ross McDonald.
Panellists discussing the sustainable growth of domestic cruising will be Tammy Marshall, svp P&O Cruises Australia; Jennifer Vandekreeke, vp Australia and New Zealand, Carnival Cruise Lines; Stuart Allison, vp Australia and New Zealand for Princess Cruises; and Sean Treacy, commercial director Australia and Southeast Asia for Royal Caribbean International.
The panel looking at growing Australasia as a sustainable source market will be made up of Aqua Expeditions' ceo Francesco Galli Zugaro, Star Cruises’ vp sales Braydon Holland, Windstar Cruises’ svp international sales Dan Chappelle and Holland America Line/Seabourn’s vp international sales, Mark Kammerer.
Simon Cheng, director of marketing for Carnival Australia; Debra Fox, gm sales and marketing for APT; Cyril Bricaud, international director sales and marketing for Hurtigruten; and Francis Riley, svp international for Norwegian Cruise Line, will be on the cruise marketing panel.
Members of the ‘view from the bridge’ panel will be Gavin Smith, Andy Stuart, Carnival Australia ceo Ann Sherry and Steve Odell, Silversea Cruises’ president Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
World’s Leading Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International are gold sponsors of the conference. The silver sponsors are Avalon Waterways, Scenic Tours, Great Southern Rail and Norwegian Cruise Line. The networking function sponsor is eNett.
Christine Duffy will also be guest of honour at CLIA Australasia’s annual black-tie cruise industry awards dinner to be held the following night at The Star event centre.