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New faces from Down Under at Seatrade Cruise Global

Australian Cruise Association CEO JIll Abel and New Zealand Cruise Association CEO Kevin O'Sullivan are pictured at a past Seatrade Cruise Global. Both will be on hand with their respective delegations this year
There will be four first-time delegates in the 15-strong team at Seatrade Cruise Global led by the CEO of the Australian Cruise Association, Jill Abel, who will be attending for the 17th year.

They are Tourism Australia’s Dominic Mehling, Tourism Tasmania’s Aletta Macdonald, Tourism Northern Territory’s Scott Lovett and Therese Phillips of Tourism and Events Queensland.

Booth 2139

They will join ACA chairman and CEO of the Port Authority of New South Wales, Capt. Philip Holliday, on Booth 2139, along with Chris White (Visit Victoria), Shayne Murray (Cruise Broome), Christine Cole (Tourism Western Australia), John McKenna (Port Authority of New South Wales), Andrew McKinnon (South Australia Tourism Commission), Gary Hunter (Auriga Pilots) and Jeff Bazlemans (Ports Victoria).

James Coughlan will be on the Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services stand and Karlie Cavanagh will join Inchcape Shipping Services.

New Zealand’s first-timer

Richard Carvalho of ISS-McKay is a first-time attendee with the New Zealand delegation, led by New Zealand Cruise Association CEO Kevin O’Sullivan, who will chalk up 16 annual Seatrade events this year. 

Napier news

O’Sullivan is keen to share the news that Napier and all ports except Gisborne are operational again after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle last month. 

‘By the time next season rolls around Gisborne will also be up and running again for cruise,’ he said.