Countdown for Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific in Shanghai

Today's press conference: (L-R) – Ding LiMin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Government Information Office (市政府新闻办副主任 丁利民); Zhang Qi, Deputy Director of Shanghai Culture and Tourism Bureau (市文化旅游局副局长 张旗); Su Ping, Deputy Chief Executive of Baoshan District (宝山区副区长 苏平); Zhang Lin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Traffic Committee (市交通委副主任 张林); Shi JianYong, Chief Researcher of SICBI (上海邮轮经济中心首席研究员 史健勇); Andrew Williams, President of Maritime Group, Informa Markets

Seatrade Cruise and Shanghai Baoshan Municipal People’s Government on Tuesday officially launched the local countdown for Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2019, taking place in China next month.

Asia comes under the spotlight next month as hundreds of executives from around the globe converge at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific taking place from 9-11 October 2019 in a joint commitment with Shanghai Baoshan Municipal People’s Government; Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute, Shanghai University of Engineering Science and Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal.

Leading global cruise line execs

Key global figures from the cruise industry, Colin Au, Group President, Genting Hong Kong; Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Arnold Donald, President and CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc. and Pierfrancesco Vago Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises will be taking the stage in Baoshan, to discuss latest trends and developments in the Asia Pacific cruise market.

The three-day event takes place in China for the 4th consecutive year.

Asia Pacific much to focus on

Andrew Williams, President of Maritime Group, Informa Markets, told local media the Asia Pacific region has much to focus on going forward; ‘Cruise ships in Asia are calling at more places, with over 300 ports and destinations set to receive vessels in 2019.’

Williams added, ‘A particular session of interest is How China as an Asian Cruise Hub is Helping to Improve Regional Cruising. In this session our speakers will address how China is re-energising regional cruising and what the future holds for the market. A key topic which will be highlighted is how the region has benefited by focusing on optimising sustainability and infrastructure developments following the arrival in 2019 of two new dedicated ships built for China in addition to more tonnage planned for 2020.’

Three day event

Taking place over three days, Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific will begin with a familiarisation trip to Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal followed by an evening welcome reception. Following are two days of conference and workshops and networking.

Travel Agent Training delivered by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will also be run alongside the busy conference programme.

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific is the region’s leading cruise industry event and gateway for the international cruise community. Welcoming over 1000 attendees, the event brings together a network of powerful industry influencers and cruise line executives to China to attend the conference; network and do business.

The event is supported by Asia Cruise Terminal Association (ACTA), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), China Ports and Harbours Association, Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Shanghai Cruise Center and MATTA.

Posted 10 September 2019

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Editor in Chief/Publisher Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review Mary Bond is Group Director, Seatrade Cruise a division within Informa Markets and responsible for the Seatrade portfolio of global cruise events, print and online cruise publishing. Mary is also publisher and editor-in-chief of Seatrade Cruise News, the leading daily online news service for the global cruise industry and Seatrade Cruise Review quarterly, the official magazine at Seatrade cruise events worldwide. Mary has worked in the shipping industry for 39 years, first for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping before joining Seatrade’s editorial team in 1985. Mary is on the steering committee of CruiseBritian and has edited MedCruise News and MedCruise Yearbook for more than 15 years.

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