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Key cruise industry players meet in China for the 4th consecutive Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific in Baoshan

October 10, 2019 Conferences No Comments Email Email

Over 1000 attendees will come together this week in Baoshan, Shanghai, China to meet, learn and network with key cruise industry stakeholders.

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific is the region’s leading cruise event, bringing together senior global cruise line executives and Chinese government officials to discuss challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific cruise market.

Delegates will hear from representatives from all areas of the industry at this conference led event which also includes a showcase exhibition including representatives from ports, destinations, IT/technology and shipyard suppliers.

Mainland China is the world’s number 2 source market since 2016 and is on a positive road to becoming a cruise shipbuilding hub with the first of eleven purpose-built cruise ships delivered earlier this year.

Asia saw year-on-year growth within several source markets in 2018 including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong SAR and South Korea. From 2016-2018, the continuous growth of the region resulted in a record-high 4.24 million people taking on ocean cruise–an increase of 4.6% year-on-year.

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 take the stage on Thursday 10th October as part of the Opening Ceremony to discuss the State of the Asia-Pacific Cruise Industry. In addition, the following topics will be discussed during the three-day event:

The Development of Source Markets in Asia Pacific
The Sustainability of Cruise Tourism in Asia
An Update on China’s Cruise Shipbuilding and Repair Sector
Trends in Asia Pacific Deployment and Itineraries
Asia Ports Infrastructure Update
The Strategy Behind Ship Financing & Planning
This year’s event, is a joint commitment with Shanghai Baoshan Municipal People’s Government; Shanghai Culture and Tourism Bureau, Shanghai Traffic Committee and Shanghai University of Engineering Science, undertaken by Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute and Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal.

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