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The 2019 conference program was the most highly attended in our entire 35 year history! Ready to relive the experience and gather actionable insights? Keep an eye out for an email from us to download all presentation materials. In the meantime, view, browse and sort the list of conference sessions and show floor programming by pass type, track, and format.

Asia Pacific


Sarina Bratton (Chairman Asia Pacific Deputy Chair, PONANT CLIA Australasia)


Deanna Austin (Chief Commerical Officer, Princess Cruises)

Sanjay Bhatia (Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust)

Annie Chang (Director Cruise Development, Singapore Tourism Board)

Grant Gilfillan (CEO and Director Chairman, Port Authority NSW Australian Cruise Association)

Joel Katz (Managing Director, CLIA Australasia & Asia)

Debbie Summers (Executive Director, Chairman, Vice Chair, IDNZ, NZ Cruise Association, TWLGO, ID New Zealand Cruise)


Mark Ittel (Partner, Senior Vice President, Port & Maritime, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc)

Madam WANG Hong (Party Secretary General , Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Baoshan District)

Location: Room 206/208

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

Sector: Ports & Destinations

Pass Type: VIP Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!

Event Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Asia Pacific

A region of mammoth proportions, dynamic cultural variances, huge source market opportunity, and challenging operating constraints.

A region that contains:

  • the world’s largest single source growth market
  • a nation with the highest penetration rate globally
  • large untapped English speaking source markets potential

What needs to be done to propel Asia Pacific into becoming the largest Source Market in the World? Learn more from our experts during this 90-minute segment.

Part I: Introduction - Asia Cruise Stats

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

Part II: China Update / Fireside Chat

Madam WANG Hong, Party Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Baoshan District

Part III: South East Asia

Ports and Destinations: The Development Trends, Challenges, and Future Plans


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


Deanna Austin, Chief Commercial Officer, Princess Cruises

Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust

Annie Chang, Director Cruise Development, Singapore Tourism Board

Part IV: Australia and New Zealand - What Next?
We have seen a slowing of the Source Market development in Australia, which has been mainly aligned with the lack of available port infrastructure. Following the recent election in NSW (election is in March) has there been a change in the outlook for port infrastructure in Sydney. Will the new Brisbane Terminal alleviate some of this constraint? New Zealand has seen recent double digit growth in source market growth. What has stimulated this growth, and will the proposed Auckland dolphin assist with taking this further.


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


Grant Gilfillan, CEO and Director, Port Authority NSW and Chairman Australian Cruise Association

Joel Katz, Managing Director, CLIA Australasia & Asia

Debbie Summers, Executive Director, Chairman, Vice Chair,IDNZ, NZ Cruise Association, TWLGO, ID New Zealand Cruise

Presentation Files