Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific has announced 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 conference, supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, will welcome the cruise community from October 24 to 26, and will be held at the JW Marriott Hong Kong. The keynote panel will take place from 09.00 to 10.30 on the second day.
With this year’s theme on Rebuilding Asia Cruising Together, the keynote panel will kick off with a dialogue by Mary Bond, group portfolio director for Seatrade Cruise, who will engage with international and regional cruise industry leaders to delve into the revival of Asian Cruising.
Featured panellists include Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Ponant; Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises; Bert Hernandez, senior vice president international of Royal Caribbean International; and Shoichiro Yamashita, head of cruise business unit, Mitsui OSK Lines.
“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,” sais 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.”