CLIA to ride the wave at next month’s Cruise360

The Association has announced the full speaker line-up for its flagship conference.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will be “Riding the Wave” next month, announcing the theme and the full line-up of international speakers and industry leaders for Cruise360.

The sell-out conference has been designed to give delegates all the insight and inspiration they need to thrive in a resurgent Australian cruise market, with more than 20 speakers and panellists to take to the stage at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre.

Hosted by comedian James O’Loghlin, the conference will bring together an audience of almost 600 delegates, who will hear from CLIA’s annual Industry Leaders Panel, which will feature Chair Ben Angell, Carnival Corporation President Australia Marguerite Fitzgerald, and Royal Caribbean International Vice President & Managing Director Gavin Smith.

Visiting international presenters will include Pam Hoffee from Avalon Waterways, Nirmal Saverimuttu from Virgin Voyages, Patrice Willoughby from Azamara, Robin West from Seabourn Cruise Line, Lee Haslett from Celestyal Cruises, and Craig Upshall from Qatar Tourism.

CLIA Managing Director Joel Katz said the 07 Sep conference is shaping up to be one of the its best-ever.

“Our theme is ‘Riding the Wave’, and everything we offer at Cruise360 has been designed to help delegates reach the crest and fully capitalise on cruising’s renewed prosperity,” he explained.

“We’ve gathered an impressive cast of respected travel agency leaders, cruise line innovators, sales experts and expedition leaders who will inspire our delegates and equip them with the best possible insight to drive their success.”

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