CLIA view: Cruise 360
Joel Katz, managing director, CLIA Australasia
Tickets are selling fast to the Australasian cruise industry’s only trade focused conference, Cruise360 which will be held in Sydney on 25 and 26 August.
This year’s Cruise360 will have a new format including a speaker line-up featuring global industry leaders. CLIA is very excited and honoured to announce that two of our industry’s top leaders will participate at this important CLIA event. Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia Jan Swartz and Azamara Club Cruises President and CEO Larry Pimentel will both deliver keynote addresses. Their addresses will be a highlight of Cruise360 so we’re thrilled they’ve agreed to lend their knowledge to our travel agent members.
The refreshed format will include enhanced networking opportunities and professional development break-out sessions, as well as seminars and analysis into current cruise and travel industry trends. Cruise360’s dynamic trade show will give conference attendees the chance to meet with cruise line representatives as well as other significant cruise-related suppliers.
Attendees at Cruise360 include travel agency owners, travel agent members as well as cruise lines, ports and destination representatives, industry suppliers and CLIA executive partners.
Early bird tickets are now available at www.cruising.org.au and online bookings can also be made for the Cruise360 ship inspection, and we urge agents to act quickly.
Master the Dream
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Annual CLIA Australasia Masters Conference. We are very excited to be partnering with Genting’s Dream Cruises, who will be hosting this year’s Masters onboard the magnificent Genting Dream sailing out of Hong Kong in September.
The Masters Conference is a unique learning opportunity specifically developed to focus on the skills that you need to be the most successful cruise salesperson.
We are excited to have once again secured Scott Koepf to run Masters 2017. Scott is a very talented, motivating and inspirational facilitator. Recent Masters graduates have said: “The best days I have ever spent in a conference room in my 30+ years in this industry”, “Masters exceeded my expectations! Scott is an exceptional speaker & presenter – direct, engaging, illuminating, funny and energetic”.
Achieving your Masters Accreditation will see you joining an elite group. Master Cruise Consultants are officially endorsed by the cruise industry body as the most qualified individuals to be advising about cruise holidays. The skills gained through attending the Masters are uniquely referenced to the cruise industry and will set you apart from your competitors.
Cabins are limited so if you aspire to be the best in your field visit www.cruising.org.au for more info.