From left: Arnold Donald and Adam GoldsteinThe China Cruise Shipping and Cruise International Expo (CCS), the most influential international cruise conference for the Asia-Pacific, is returning for a ninth edition in Tianjin, October 15-17, and will be highlighted by visits from Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald and Royal Caribbean Cruises President and COO Adam Goldstein.

Donald and Goldstein, representing nearly 70 percent of the global cruise industry, will be part of the opening ceremony at the show, and participate in the roundtable panel between Chinese government officials and industry representatives.

Joining them for the opening of the show will be Pang Jinhua, vice secretary general of the Tianjin People’s Government; Shao Qiwei, chairman of the National Tourism Administration; Qian Yongchang, president, China Communications and Transportation Association; and Ren Xuefeng, vice mayor of the Tianjin People’s Government.

Among other notable speakers at the leading Asia Cruise Conference will be Budhy Bok, senior vice president of China and Asia for Costa Crociere; Zinan Liu, managing director of China and Asia for Royal Caribbean Cruises; William Ng, chief operating officer at Star Cruises/Genting Hong Kong; and Anthony Kaufman, senior vice president Asia for Princess Cruises.

There will also be speakers from Chinese start-up lines HNA Cruises and Bohai Ferry, along with a comprehensive set of high-ranking Chinese government officials.

The ninth edition of the China Cruise Shipping and Cruise International Expo is the Asia/Pacific's No. 1 cruise event, learn more at http://www.ccyia.com/ccs/EN/index.htm. The show takes place Oct. 15-17 in Tianjin, China.

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