Conference Program Scheduler

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Regional Spotlight – Asia/Australasia Segment

Moderator:
  • Sarina Bratton (PONANT Chairman Asia Pacific, and Deputy Chair CLIA Australasia )
Panelists:
  • Grant Gilfillan (Chief Executive Officer and Director, Port Authority of New South Wales & Chairman, Australian Cruise Association)
  • Madam Wang Hong (Secretary General , CPC Baoshan District of Shanghai Municipal Committee)
  • Anthony Lau (Executive Director , Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB))
  • Dr. Zinan Liu (President of China and North Asia Pacific Region, Royal Caribbean International)
  • Sture Myrmell (President, Carnival Australia | President, P&O Cruises Australia )
  • Yap Chin Siang (Assistant Chief Executive, Policy and Planning Group, Singapore Tourism Board)
  • Harry Sommer (Executive Vice President International Business Development , Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd)
  • Debbie Summers (Executive Director, ID New Zealand, Chairman, New Zealand Cruise Association)
Location: Palm Ballroom A
Pass Type: VIP All Access Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!
Session Type: Conference Session
Sector: Destinations
Recording: TBD


Sponsored by Cruise Southeast Asia

In this three-part regional conference segment, we will hold roundtable discussions separated into the following areas: Part I China, Part II Asia/Japan/Southeast Asia and Part III Australasia / Australia / New Zealand.

Part I - How Cruising in China Is Changing the Marketplace
9:20am-10:00am
China has the potential to become the world's largest cruise market but the verdict is still out on whether this prediction will become a reality. The panel will provide an overview on the current state of cruising in China and the future expectations both short-term and long-term for the China market.

Moderator:
Sarina Bratton, PONANT Chairman Asia Pacific, and Deputy Chair CLIA Australasia


Panelists:
Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)

Dr. Zinan Liu, President of China and North Asia Pacific Region, Royal Caribbean International
Harry Sommer, Executive Vice President International Business Development , Norwegian Cruise Line
Madam Wang Hong, Secretary General, CPC Baoshan District of Shanghai Municipal Committee


Part II - Asia /Japan / Southeast Asia
10:00am-10:30am
Our experts explore the source market outputs of Southeast Asia, where they will see growth and what will influence porting. This session will also provide in-depth insights for hot spots such as Singapore and Indonesia and discuss what products the industry needs to deliver in order to meet these emerging markets’ needs.

Moderator:
Sarina Bratton, PONANT Chairman Asia Pacific, and Deputy Chair CLIA Australasia

Panelist:
Yap Chin Siang, Assistant Chief Executive, Policy & Planning Group, Singapore Tourism Board

Part III - The Outlook for Australasia / Australia / New Zealand
10:30am-11:00am
During this roundtable session, our Australasia experts discuss regional opportunities as well as major infrastructure challenges and legislation challenges unique to this region.

Moderator:
Sarina Bratton, PONANT Chairman Asia Pacific, and Deputy Chair CLIA Australasia

Panelist:

Grant Gilfillan, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Port Authority of New South Wales & Chairman, Australian Cruise Association
Sture Myrnell, President, Carnival Australia, P&O Cruises Australia
Harry Sommer, ‎Executive Vice President International Business Development, ‎Norwegian Cruise Line
Debbie Summers, Executive Director, ID New Zealand, Chairman, New Zealand Cruise Association