Cruise Shipping Miami 2013 Conference Has New Format, Speakers

        Cruise Shipping Miami 2013 Conference Has New Format, Speakers

  PR Newswire

  MIAMI, Feb. 21, 2013

MIAMI, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 29th annual Cruise Shipping Miami
features a revamped conference program with more 90-minute sessions and a host
of first-time panelists. The conference and exhibition, organized by UBM Live,
is scheduled March 11-14, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Following is the current lineup of conference sessions and participants.

Monday, March 11 World Cruise Tourism Summit Workshops

Round-table sessions led by industry experts.

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Source Market Trends Participants: Robert Ashdown, CLIA EuropeWilliam Gibbons,
Director, Passenger Shipping Association

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

New Destination Deployment Participants: Lim Ki-tak, President, Busan Port
Authority Hamad M. Bin Mejren, Executive Director, Business Tourism,
Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of DubaiJacqueline
Plass, Undersecretary of Tourism, Government of Chile

Tuesday, March 12, 20139:30 – 11:30 a.m.

State of the Industry

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (four concurrent sessions)

Ship Building , Operations & Technology: The Newbuilding Outlook This session
will look at the likely pattern of new orders for cruise capacity in the short
and medium term, and how this may apply in the different segments of the
market. What are the implications of the current newbuilding market for
Europe's leading cruise ship builders and what is the likely future role for
Asian yards?

Moderator: Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group

Participants: Enrico Buschi, Chief Operating Officer, Fincantieri Cantieri
Navali Italiani SpAKevin Douglas, Vice President, Technical Projects,
Newbuildings, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.Raoul Jack, Principal Consultant,
PFJ Maritime 

Destinations and Ports: Expanding Markets This session will consider the
emerging destinations and source markets in Asia, Australasia and South
America, and how the geography of the cruise industry is likely to change in
years to come.

Moderator: Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade Communications Ltd.

Participants: Jorge Luiz de Mello, President, Port of Rio de JaneiroBrett
Jardine, General Manager, CLIA AustralasiaAnthony Lau, Executive Director,
Hong Kong Tourism BoardJohn F. Tercek, Vice President, Commercial & New
Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Market Segments: Upscale Cruising This session will consider the range and
diversity of the upscale cruise offerings now available and the demand for
luxury at sea in traditional source markets and opportunities provided by new
markets in Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Moderator: Tony Peisley, Cruise Industry Consultant & Author, "Cruising At The
Crossroads: A Worldwide Analysis to 2015"

Participants: Ellen Bettridge, President, Americas, Silversea CruisesRoberto
Giorgi, President, V. Ships Leisure SAMRichard D. Meadows, President,
SeabournGregg Michel, President & COO, Crystal Cruises Inc.

Product Development: Marketing & Distribution Faced with tough economic
challenges, cruise lines are responding in their marketing messages and
techniques to reach their clientele. This session looks at the changing face
of distribution channels and how lines are working with travel agents to tempt
first-timers and past clientele.

Moderator: Ken Muskat, Cruise Industry Sales & Marketing Executive

Participants: Jim Berra, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer,
Carnival Cruise LinesLisa Bauer, Executive Vice President, Global Sales &
Marketing, Royal Caribbean InternationalJeffrey Sherota, Senior Vice
President, House Brands, World Travel HoldingsAndy Stuart, Executive Vice
President, Global Sales & Passenger Services, Norwegian Cruise Line

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Coast Guard Forum

Wednesday, March 139:30 – 11:00 a.m. (four concurrent sessions)

Ship Building , Operations & Technology: Revitalization and Repair
Revitalizations are becoming more complex as cruise lines undertake ambitious
refits to bring their hardware and on-board offerings in line with recent
newbuilds and new regulations. From accommodations to public spaces and from
the engine room to the upper decks, a look at the challenges involved around
revitalizations and major refits/repairs from yards, designers, cruise lines
and supplier viewpoints.

Moderator: Fredrik Johansson, Partner & Senior Architect, Tillberg Design AB

Participants: P.K. Ong, Managing Director, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd., &
Deputy President, Sembcorp Marine Ltd.Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, Chairman & CEO,
Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.

Destinations and Ports: Europe Tough economic conditions, high fuel costs and
the uncertainties of the Arab spring have impacted the Mediterranean, but
major hub ports in the region are looking at growth in passenger numbers for
2013. Northern Europe and the Baltic continue to prosper, so what lies ahead
for Europe as a destination and vital source market for the industry, and
which European markets show the most potential?

Moderator: Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade Communications Ltd.

Participants: Robert Ashdown, CLIA EuropeDavid Dingle, Chief Executive
Officer, Carnival UKRichard Vogel, Chief Executive Officer, TUI Cruises GmbH

Market Segments: Expedition Cruising As interest in eco-tourism and adventure
travel continues to grow, what are the opportunities for and constraints on
future expansion?

Moderator: Hugo T. Modderman, General Manager, Dolfinance/DVB Bank

Participants: Terri Haas, Chief Commercial Officer, Compagnie du PonantTim
Jacox, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing/Co-Owner, Un-Cruise
AdventuresDaniel Skjeldam, Chief Executive Officer, Hurtigruten

Product Development: Social Media This session will look at how social and
mobile media have become integrated into digital marketing efforts, including
how operators develop and maintain an online image, and strategies for
creating novel, engaging content to encourage interaction and expand reach by
driving online word of mouth with influential consumers.

Moderator: Lin Humphrey, Research Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Texas Tech University

Participants: Brett Circe, Chief Interactive Officer, StarmarkCarrie
Finley-Bajak, Digital Strategy Partner, Cruise Buzz MediaLisa Kauffman, Vice
President Marketing, Celebrity Cruises

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (three concurrent sessions)

Ship Building , Operations & Technology: The Low-Energy Ship and the Green
Agenda Fuel efficiency has both environmental and commercial benefits, and the
green agenda includes ballast water management, and sulfur emission and
particle emission reduction. Advances in energy efficiency and development of
green technology will be the focus of this session with a look at realistic
technical progress and looming legislative deadlines.

Participants: Tom Degerman, Vice President Sales & Marketing, STX Finland
OyPaolo Moretti, General Manager, Marine Business Line, RINA Services
SpAShingen Takeda, Engineering Manager, Passenger & Dry-Cargo Ship Planning,
Ship & Ocean Engineering Division, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Destinations and Ports: The Caribbean & Mexico Cruise lines have challenged
the Caribbean to "refresh itself" to stay competitive in a global market. With
more Europeans buying the Caribbean cruise product and regular North American
consumers seeking new and innovative experiences, how are destinations
responding and what more should be done to develop new attractions? How will
the North American ECA and the increasing cost of fuel impact itineraries?

Moderator: Michael Ronan, Vice President, Government Relations Caribbean,
Latin America, Asia, RCCL & Vice Chairman, FCCA Operations

Participants: Karine Roy-Camille, Commissioner, Martinique Tourism
AuthorityCarlos Torres de Navarra, Vice President, Commercial Port Operations,
Carnival Cruise Lines

Product Development: Maximizing On-Board Revenue Casino, beverage, shore
excursions, spas, on-board shopping and photography have traditionally been
the prime areas for shipboard revenue generation, however, offerings and new
technology broaden the scope for additional revenues.

Moderator: Jim Barreiro de Leon, Managing Director, V. Ships Leisure USA

Participants: Anthony H. Kaufman, Senior Vice President Commercial
Affairs, Princess CruisesAres M. Michaelides, Senior Vice President, Finance &
Administration, Starboard Cruise Services Inc.Ole-Kristian Sivertsen, Senior
Vice President, Business Development & Sales, Maritime Communications Partners

Thursday, March 148:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Professional Women in Cruise Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

CLIA's Travel Agent Thursday Personal Branding: How to Become the Travel Agent
Everyone Wants

9:30am - 11:00am (four concurrent sessions)

Ship Building, Operations & Technology: The Ship of the Future The challenges
of cruise ship design include maximizing passenger comfort and entertainment,
improving marine and passenger safety, increasing revenue generation and
improving fuel efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. As new
passenger demographics emerge, passenger tastes and demands change,
environmental legislation becomes more stringent and alternative fuels become
more attractive, the cruise ship must evolve.

Destinations and Ports: The Cruise Line/Port Interface This session explores
the issue of cruise terminal governance, the privatization option and its
implications and the attitudes of cruise lines to investing in cruise terminal

Moderator: Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade Communications Ltd.

Participants: Stavros Hatzakos, President, MedCruiseAdam Sharp, Member, CLIA
Europe Ports and Infrastructure Sub-Committee, & Manager, Port Operations –
U.K., Northern Europe & Middle East, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.William
Tatham, Vice President, Cruise Shipping and Marina Operations, Port Authority
of Jamaica

Market Segments: Shorex Programs The percentage of passengers disembarking at
a port of call and what they spend ashore is partly determined by the range
and quality of shore excursion offerings. What can destinations, NTOs and
ground handlers do to ensure they make the most of cruise calls and continue
to refresh their offerings?

Participants: Amilcar Cascais, Vice President Tour Operations, Carnival Cruise
LinesCorryn Morrissey, Chair, Atlantic Canada Cruise AssociationVirginia
Quintairos, Regional Director, Mediterranean, Intercruises Shoreside & Port

Product Development: Human Resources at Sea The human resources challenges for
the cruise industry include sourcing, recruitment, training and retention of
high-quality crew against a background of mega ships, globalization, labor-law
regulations, cost savings and high service standards.

Moderator: Charlotte Breide, Director of Technical and Regulaory Affairs,
Environmental and Health, CLIA

Participants: Joe Cox, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping AmericaCapt.
Robert A. Fay, Senior Vice President, Maritime Operations, IRI/The Marshall
Islands Registry

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (four concurrent sessions)

Shipbuilding, Operations & Technology: Safety in Shipping The industrywide
operational safety review undertaken in 2012 yielded a number of
recommendations that were subsequently approved as amendments to the
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea by the IMO. The panel
will assess the implications of the SOLAS amendments and look at the proactive
steps the industry is taking and to increase passenger safety now and in the

Moderator: Bud Darr, Senior Vice President, Technical and Regulatory Affairs,

Participants: Trond Arne Schistad, Director, Global Cruise Center, DNVRDML
Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast

Destinations and Ports: Terminal Development and Security in Port & On Board
The last five years have seen major advances in cruise terminal design, to
ensure optimization of passenger comfort and efficiency of operations, but
there is a divergence between regions regarding the standard of facilities.
This session looks at the challenges of achieving consistency in terminal
offerings, the issue of terminal security under the ISPS Code and the
interface with on-board security.

Moderator: Luis de Carvalho, Chief Executive Officer, Consult DC

Participants: Luis Ajamil, President, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc.Greg
Alcorn, Senior Vice President, Oncam GrandeyeEric Friedman, Managing Director,
HR-Marsec Ltd.Tom Spina, Vice President, Director of Cruise Ship Operations,
New York City Economic Development Corporation/NY Cruise

Market Segments: River Cruise The river cruise sector worldwide has enjoyed
strong growth in recent years, and new investment, particularly in Europe,
continues to enhance the quality of the product. What is the potential for
this sector in North America? How big is the opportunity for further

Participants: Katharine Bonner, Vice President, Tauck River & Small Ship
CruisingHelge H. Grammerstorf, Managing Director, SeaConsult HAM GmbHRudi
Schreiner, President/Co-Owner, AMAWaterwaysJohn W. Waggoner, Chairman & CEO,
American Queen Steamboat Co.

Product Development: Hotel and Catering Procurement Supplying ships operating
globally has changed the face of procurement in the cruise industry. This
session looks at supply chain management, e-procurement and the roles of
vendors, distributors and logistic companies and the challenges of supplying
goods on time to a variety of different brands and ship sizes.

Moderator: Tony Peisley, Cruise Industry Consultant & Author, "Cruising At The
Crossroads: A Worldwide Analysis to 2015"

Participants: Mike Flesch, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Norwegian
Cruise LineDeborah Golden, Principal Consulting Partner, Golden &
CompanyMaxine Krajniak, Vice President Global Cruise, UTIHenry Lopez,
Associate Vice President, Hotel, Food & Beverage Purchasing, Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd.

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