Asian MICE Cruise Conference

24 September 2019

Produced by TTGmice’s award winning editors, this is the only conference of its kind dedicated to Asian MICE Cruise. Organised in conjunction with IT&CMA, Asia-Pacific’s leading MICE event, this event is open to all IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific delegates!

Programme

0830 - 0855hrs | Venue: Pre-function Area outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
Breakfast Reception for Asian MICE Cruise Conference

0900 - 0915hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | Keynote (Part 1)

Hear how the cruise industry has progressed in Asia and what potential it holds in the future. Beneficiaries of the cruising boom are not just leisure travel players, but also business events specialists.

Moderator:
  • Jiali Wong, Regional Manager – Asia, Cruise Lines International Association

0915 - 0930hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | Keynote (Part 2)

As one of the pioneering companies of Asian leisure cruising, Genting Cruises has also been the first to recognise the business potential of MICE cruises. Its latest luxury cruise line, Dream Cruises, has a fleet of ships that are built with corporate usage in mind. How has this bold vision changed the company’s performance? How is it gearing up to tackle the increasing competition for MICE cruises?

Presenter:
  • Michael Goh, President, Dream Cruises, and Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines

0930 - 1030hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | MICE Onboard 1: Fun and Frivolous?

Cruise ships today promise a mind-boggling array of fun activities and entertainment all under one roof. While these are perfect lures for a corporate incentive programme, how will fun-filled cruise ships sit with planners of solemn corporate meetings and conferences which are also a segment cruise companies are keen to attract? Can cruise ships truly be a serious contender for a wide range of solemn corporate gatherings?

Moderator:
  • Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Panelists:
  • Angie Stephen, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean Cruises

  • Michael Goh, President, Dream Cruises, and Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines

  • Roberto Verdino, Deputy Country Manager – Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, Costa Asia

1030 - 1100hrs | Venue: Pre-function Area outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
Networking Coffee Break for Asian MICE Cruise Conference

1100 - 1145hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | MICE Onboard 2: Crazy Rich Cruisers

State of luxury cruise development in Asia, Asian appetite for luxury cruises beyond the region and what it means for planners of truly exquisite incentive programmes.

Moderator:
  • Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Panelists:
  • Freddy Muller, Vice President – Corporate & Incentive Sales, Silversea Cruises

  • Felix Chan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

  • Nungky, Sales Manager, Crystal International Asia

1145 - 1230hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | MICE Onboard 3: Land Ahoy!

The cruise experience isn't complete without land programmes, and exciting ports of call can raise the quality of a reward trip on the high seas. Hear how cruise lines are enhancing the cruising experience with calls at unique ports in Asia.

Moderator:
  • Rachel AJ Lee, Sub-Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Panelists:
  • Naresh Rawal, Vice President, Sales – India and South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines

  • Steve Bloss, Co-Founder and President, Worldwide Cruise Associates

1230 - 1345hrs | Venue: Networking Lunch Area, Outside Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Networking Lunch for Asian MICE Cruise Conference

1400 - 1445hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | MICE Onboard 4: Rolling on the River

Smaller in size but big on luxurious trappings and accompanying shore excursions, river cruises in Asia and beyond are gaining fans among event planners with important guests to impress. In this fireside chat with Uniworld, we will learn more about this cruise concept and why it makes a beautiful reward for top achievers.

Moderator:
  • Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Panelists:
  • Henry Yu, Director, Asia, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection & U River Cruises

1445 - 1510hrs | Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Asian MICE Cruise Conference | MICE Onboard 4: Leaving Minimal Trail Behind

Cruise companies have been blamed for massive air and marine pollution left behind by their giant cruise ships. But more cruise companies are taking big steps to correct that reputation, plus deploy stricter waste management onboard. As more corporates demand suppliers and business partners to be aligned with their own CSR beliefs, will adopting more environmentally-friendly procedures help cruise companies get the booker’s nod?

Moderator:
  • Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Panelists:
  • Angie Stephen, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean Cruises

  • Jiali Wong, Regional Manager – Asia, Cruise Lines International Association