CIMC - Day 3 - Saturday 26th September 2015

09.00 - 10.30 hrs (90mins)
Session 5 : Cruise Shipping & Tourism
Tourism Promotions Bureau & Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators

The vision of Sri Lanka Tourism in creating Sri Lanka as a fly-cruise hub
Mr. RohanthaAthukorala, Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Development of the Western Megapolis – and its impact on Tourism
Hon John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development

Launch of the Cruise Tourism marketing plan by SLAITO Presentation by President SLAITO Mr DevindreSenaratne & Cruise Committee to Hon Minister of Tourism Development

Global cruise tourism trends and initiatives for Sri Lanka in order to develop the cruise tourism segment
Mr. John Tercek, Vice President- Royal Caribbean Cruises

Asian cruise tourism trends and implications to Sri Lanka
Mr. Bill Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer-Royal Asian Cruises

Moderator: Mr Bernie Dole – Consultant SLAITO Cruise Sub Committee
Chairman SLTPB
Chairman SLPA
Mr John Tercek
Chairman CSC
Dr Engineer Carlos Pages
Chairman AASL

10.30 - 11.00 hrs

11.00 - 12.30 hrs (90 mins)
Port Marketing, Innovation and Ideas

Port marketing-with a focus on the changing strategies being adopted by new age ports in the face of competition
Ms. Vinita Venkatesh Director-Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal/WISTA

Minimizing Reposition Cost-Virtual Container inventory
Mr. Lalith Edirisinghe, Head, of Department of Logistics & Transport-CINEC Maritime Campus

Decade of innovation in liner shipping and what the future holds
Mr. Kingsley Abeywikrama - MSC & ICS - Sri Lanka

Opportunities in ship building & ship repairs in South Asia
Capt. K Devadas, Director (Technical & Offshore Services)

Sri Lanka - The next Port of Call
Dr. Ruanthi De Silva, Founder CEO, SCM Plus

Session Chairman
Ms. KasturiChellarajah

Ms. Shehara Jayawardena- President WISTA
Ms. Gayani De Alwis-WILAT/CILT

13.00 hrs
CIMC Concluding remarks and dates for 2016 by Mr. Ravindra Galhena
Lunch / End of CIMC 2015 

Optional - Port tour /City excursion/Holiday packages*
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