CruiseWorld Asia 2022
programme schedule

Attend and stand a chance to win a cruise holiday!*
Happening on 25 October 2022.
Time (SGT) Agenda
08.15am Registration
09.00am Welcome Remarks
09.10am [Cruise Leaders Panel Discussion]
The great engagement – What’s ahead for Asia’s cruise industry?
Listen to cruise line leaders on the state of the Asian cruise industry and emerging trends
• Michael Goh, President, Resorts World Cruises
• Angie Stephen, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International
• Braydon Holland, Senior Director Sales for Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line
• Moderator: Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly
09.40am [Travel Association Panel Discussion]
What’s hot and what’s not in the new world of travel
Dive in to know the new travel consumers with Asia’s biggest travel minds
• Steven Ler, President, NATAS
• Pauline Suharno, Chair, ASTINDO
• Michelle Taylan, President, PTAA
• Moderator: Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Senior Editor, Travel Weekly Asia
10.10am Keeping pace with Southeast Asia’s consumers
Insights from a consumer research and analytics agency on the travel and cruise preferences and patterns across Southeast Asia’s key markets
• Stephen Tracy, COO, Milieu Insight
10.25am Networking Break
11.00am [Cruise Port Panel Discussion]
Unlocking the growth of Asia’s cruise tourism
What’s on the horizon for regional cruise port development
• Mohamad Halim Ahmed, Undersecretary, Ministry of Transport Malaysia
• Lionel Wong, CEO, SATS-Creuers Cruise Services
• Rizki Handayani, Deputy for Tourism Products and Events, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
• Moderators: Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Senior Editor, Travel Weekly Asia
11.30am Sailing the Seas with Royal Caribbean International
Presentation from Royal Caribbean International, followed by Q&A chat
• Kenneth Yeo, Regional Director (Sales), Royal Caribbean International
12.00pm What you need to know about Asia’s Muslim travel market
Insights on the unique needs and preferences of Muslim cruise travellers and unlocking opportunities in this rising segment
• Fazal Bahardeen, CEO, CrescentRating
12.10pm Sailing the Seas with Resorts World Cruises
Presentation from Resorts World Cruises, followed by Q&A chat
• Terence Lim, Vice President - Sales, Resorts World Cruises
12.40pm Lucky Draw
12.45pm Lunch + Cruise Line Showcase
02.30pm Sailing the Seas with Norwegian Cruise Line
Presentation from Norwegian Cruise Line, followed by Q&A chat
• Braydon Holland, Senior Director Sales for Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line
03.00pm Technology transformation: Is it worth your time and investment?
Ways to grow connectivity and opportunities, from e-commerce to API to data
• Chee Chong Chan, CEO, GlobalTix
• Marshall Ooi, Director, Nam Ho Group
• Moderator: Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder and Editor, Web in Travel
03.25pm [Travel Agent Panel Discussion]
Engaging and retaining the new cruise travellers
Catch them young, watch them grow
• Khe Han Lai, Director, TLC Travel & Tour
• Chris Tay, Assistant General Manager, New Shan Travel Service
• Teguh Basuki, CEO, Samasta Tour & Travel
• Adeline Kang, Director, JCAP, Travel, Meetings, Card & Fleet, MSD
• Moderator: Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Senior Editor, Travel Weekly Asia
03.55pm Lucky Draw
04.10pm Networking Break + Cruise Line Showcase
04.45pm End of Programme
Programme is tentative and might be subjected to change. Last updated on 21 Oct 2022.
*For travel agents only.

Event has ended.