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Leading lights headline Seatrade Cruise Asia's opening conference debate

Carnival Corp's Alan B. Buckelew and Royal Caribbean's Zinan Liu feature in a strong opening line-up
With the imminent arrival of Seatrade Cruise Asia at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre in Busan, Korea from 11-12 June 2015, cruise industry experts and leading figure heads are gearing up to lead the debate on the cruise industry within Korea and the wider Asia market.

An impressive line-up for the opening session on June 11 sees Alan B. Buckelew coo, Carnival Corporation & Plc, Michael Hackman evp, marine operations and new ship building, Genting Hong Kong Limited, Anthony H. Kaufman svp, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises, Ki-tack Lim president, Busan Port Authority, Zinan Liu vp China & North Asia, RCCL, & chairman, CLIA North Asia and Oliviero Morelli president, Japan, MSC Cruises discuss how big can the Asian source markets become by 2020, the diversity of Asia and the need to differentiate between markets, what is the likely future pattern of cruise tourism development in China and what kinds of products and itineraries will appeal most to Chinese consumers, how can the Korean and other Asian economies maximise the benefits of cruise tourism and what  is the nature and scale of the opportunity for Asian shipyards in cruise ship construction, among other topics.

Seatrade Cruise Asia features a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training and is hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network.