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Seatrade unveils panel for 2023 state of the Asia Pacific cruicse industry keynote


The 2023 Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific conference aims to advance collaborative strategies for the Asian cruise sector, focusing on inter-destination cooperation and best practices.

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, the region’s preeminent cruise conference, announces its 2023 State of the Asia Pacific Cruise industry keynote panel, set to kick off two days of robust programming featuring leading voices in the industry.

Following a four-year hiatus, the anticipated conference, supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, will welcome the cruise community 24-26 October 2023 at the JW Marriott Hong Kong.

Inspired by the conference theme, Rebuilding Asia Cruising Together, the keynote panel will set the stage for a two-track programme of dynamic panels and sessions. Mary Bond, Group Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise will lead an engaging dialogue with international and regional cruise industry leaders to delve into the revival of Asian Cruising. The conversation will explore collaborative strategies to propel the industry forward, fostering renewed traveller interest and sharing best practices for a seamless restart, including inter-destination cooperation and contingency planning.

Featured panellists include:
  • Roger Chen, Managing Director, Adora Cruises
  • Hervé Gastinel, CEO, Ponant
  • Michael Goh, President, Resorts World Cruises
  • Bert Hernandez, SVP International, Royal Caribbean International
  • Shoichiro Yamashita, Head of Cruise Business Unit, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Collaboration plays a key role in continuing the cruise momentum in the Asia region, and Seatrade is excited to be back in Hong Kong with dedicated programming and networking opportunities designed to spark ideas and create new synergies,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise. “From discussing lessons learnt from the restart, sustainable infrastructure, and talent recruitment to overall strategies for getting Asia back on the map for international cruisers, our robust programme offers much to learn, share and discover.

The State of the Asia Pacific Cruise Industry Keynote will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 October 2023.

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