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2019 NZ Cruise Conference announced

The New Zealand Cruise Association is pleased to announce that the 2019 New Zealand Cruise Association Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held in Auckland, with the AGM and Welcome Function on Thursday 22 August and the full-day Conference being held on Friday 23 August at Shed 10, Auckland Cruise Terminal.

The theme of the 2019 conference is Auckland: Shaping the Future.

Auckland is an international gateway and stand-alone destination, a critical port of call for cruise itineraries. Like many modern and progressive cities, Auckland faces infrastructure challenges and resistance to change,” says Debbie Summers, Chairman New Zealand Cruise Association.

“Our 2025 vision is being carved out of the concrete of our city, whilst further expansion of green areas create a sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle experience for our residents and visitor alike. Surrounding all this is our beautiful Waitematā Harbour, providing a focal point for cruise arrivals and departures. Over 350,000 cruise passengers, and rising, enter New Zealand, making the cruise sector a key component of the Tourism 2025 growth framework and a major contributor to our economic future.

“Yet we stand at the cross-roads. As the rest of New Zealand gears up for cruise, we are currently having to ask “what is the future for cruise in Auckland?”

The 2019 conference will give all relevant stakeholders a chance to discuss their vision for the future of the New Zealand cruise sector. The conference will present the best opportunity of the year to connect with cruise-focused professionals and network with the very highest levels of the cruise industry, both nationally and internationally.

This is a conference you do not want to miss!

Super Early Bird registrations are available now – click here to register.

AUCKLAND: ‘Shaping The Future’
International keynote speakers include:

Ann Sherry, Chair of Carnival Australia
Adam Goldstein, Chair of Cruise Lines International Global and Vice-Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Robert Morgenstern, Senior Vice-President of Port Operations and Shore Excursions - Holland America Group
Sarina Bratton, Chair Asia Pacific PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

See more about our keynote speakers and general information on the 2019 New Zealand Cruise Association AGM and Conference website.

About New Zealand Cruise Association
The New Zealand Cruise Association is the industry association of New Zealand’s cruise sector. The New Zealand Cruise Association represents more than 90 members and is the industry voice of cruise in the region. The New Zealand Cruise Association has been the driving force in attracting cruise lines to New Zealand since 1994, and has played a major part in building New Zealand’s world-renowned reputation as a cruise-friendly destination.
Download the Cruise Tourism’s Contribution to the New Zealand Economy 2018 report at


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