Updated: Inaugural CruiseWorld China scheduled for October

Updated: Inaugural CruiseWorld China scheduled for October

Gianni Onorato
Gianni Onorato

SECAUCUS, N.J. — MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato will join Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio; and Zinan Liu, president of the China and North Asia Pacific region for Royal Caribbean International, as a speaker at CruiseWorld China.

MSC Cruises, Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line are all major sponsors of the first CruiseWorld China, a conference that will bring together cruise industry leaders and travel agents for a day of presentations and networking.

Arnold Donald
Arnold Donald

The event, hosted by Travel Weekly China, will be held Oct. 12 at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai.

MSC Cruises announced its participation as a Diamond Sponsor Sept. 10.

"We are delighted to welcome MSC Cruises as a valued partner of CruiseWorld China," said Bob Sullivan, president of the Northstar Travel Media Travel Group (which includes Travel Weekly). "This is an exclusive event in China where travel agents and industry executives can connect with the industry's most influential cruise companies."

Frank Del Rio
Frank Del Rio

“They recognize the importance of the travel agent community in China and are dedicating their time to share their viewpoint on today’s trends and issues," Susan Li, editor of Travel Weekly China, said of the speakers. 

Among topics at CruiseWorld Asia are how technology is changing consumer demand, consumer loyalty and growth trends for the China cruise market. 

Zinan Liu
Zinan Liu

Travel Weekly will produce its annual CruiseWorld conference in Fort Lauderdale in November.

This report was updated Sept. 10.

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