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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Expanded speaker line-up for CLIA's Virtual Cruise Forum






Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced an expanded line-up for its upcoming Virtual Cruise Forum.


Registrations for the event have now reached 600 people, equal to CLIA's biggest Cruise360 Australasia conference in 2019. 


The August 27 Virtual Cruise Forum will be held online in lieu of this year's Cruise360 event to provide an essential update for the region's cruise industry.


New speakers added to the line-up include Angie Stephen - Vice President Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean,  Ben Angell - Vice President & Managing Director APAC Norwegian Cruise Line, and Andy Harmer - CLIA's Managing Director, UK & Ireland.


The Virtual Cruise Forum is open to all CLIA Australasia and Asia members and stakeholders at no charge and will feature live panel discussions and interviews.


Topics will include a State of the Industry update on cruising's road to recovery; how the cruise sector is working to rebuild confidence; and how travel agents can achieve new relevance as cruise specialists.


The event will run from 10am to 4pm AEST on Friday 27 August


Other key speakers previously announced include Kelly Craighead, CLIA Global President and CEO, Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises; Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Jason Montague, President & CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.


 

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