The 2014 Cruise Down Under Conference will be held from the 3rd – 5th September at the Crown Perth, Western Australia and continues to be the key cruise industry event in Australia.

Three keynote speakers have been announced for the conference, titled “Beyond gateway ports – Navigating new destinations."  Crystal Morgan, Director Deployment Planning at Princess Cruises, Colleen Crisp, Contracts Manager – Air & Land Services at Fred Olsen Line and Steven Young, Head of Port Operations at Carnival UK will address a wide range of current industry topics and guide the discussion around navigating new destination opportunities.

The conference, sponsored by Tourism Western Australia, Fremantle Ports, City of Fremantle and Experience Perth, will include a range of plenary sessions as well as workshops and industry gatherings. Areas of discussion will include the development of itineraries, shore excursion programs, pre and post cruise opportunities, securing contracts, infrastructure and economic benefits. There will  be  a  focus  on  future  itinerary  developments  beyond  the  traditional gateway ports.

The key industry conference will offer you the opportunity to further your knowledge of the industry and gain a first-hand understanding of this continuously expanding and highly competitive market.

The conference is the major cruise industry event in Australia and should not be missed. Registrations are open to both members and non members of CDU.

The  conference  program  and  online  registration  is  available  on  the  CDU
website –  http://www.cruisedownunder.com/conferences