Other speakers confirmed so far include Ted Blamey principal, CHART Management Consultants; Ki-Tack Lim, president, Busan Port Authority; Eero Mäkinen, managing owner, Emamnoa, and Stephen Payne, principal consultant, PFJ Maritime Marine.
As well as discussing the future of the cruise industry in Asia and its potential as a source market, the experts will delve into the geography of the region, including which ports will be the most attractive to the cruise lines as they seek fresh itineraries.
In addition, the panelists will discuss the scale and opportunity for Asian shipyards and port infrastructure and investment.
Complementing the conference sessions, the exhibition will feature destinations, tourism authorities, cruise associations, tour operators, port agents and suppliers showcasing their products and services to cruise industry professionals.
The event will also offer a travel agent training programme and a full social programme for delegates.
Seatrade Cruise Asia is hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network.