Reflecting Seatrade's long-term commitment to the development of the cruise industry in Asia, the third edition of the Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention was held from September 26th to 28th, 2012 at the iconic Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai, Republic of China.
Along with the leading players of the sector throughout the world, GPH's Marketing Director, Figen Ayan attended to the event as a speaker at the "Terminal Operation and Passenger Handling Session". The congregation coming from China, Malaysia, Japan or Indonesia was very interested to understand the success story and know-how of Global Ports Holding as Asia is very new and fast developing market of the cruise sector.
Figen Ayan also explained the advantages of cooperation with national authorities and the importance of being part of international associations for a strong presence in the cruise industry. Hence, as the Board Member of the Medcruise Association, Ayan explained the proactive approach and the leading role Global Ports Holding has thanks to all these cooperation. The evidence of the success story of Global Ports Holding is visible from the increase by 205% in passenger flow of Ege Ports since 2004; increase by 223% in passenger flow of Bodrum Cruise Port since 2008 or increase by 978% in passenger flow of Port Akdeniz- The Port of Antalya since 2010.
The conferences hosted 40 key industry expert speakers discussing the growing importance and huge potential within China and Asia and over 20 cruise lines / operators.