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Danish Cruise & Ferry Group delegation to China 2017

The 5-day program will include:

  • Seminars with presentations of the strengths of the Danish participants to key stakeholders in China within the sector.
  • Site visits to ship yards and cruise lines.
  • Business matching activities incl. individual meetings with local partners.
  • Networking events with top level business contacts.

Tentative program*

Sunday 29 October: Shanghai

  • Individual arrival

  • Unofficial meet and greet at the hotel
    Market update & practical information.

Monday 30 October: Shanghai

  • Visit R&D Institute - SDARI
    The development of Chinese cruise building and presentation about the newly designed cruise ships, which will be built at Xiamen Shipyard.

  • Visit to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS)
    First cruise ships (two plus two) made in China in cooperation with the world's leading cruise line - Carnival and cruise yard Fincantieri. The expected delivery is 2023-2024. And presentation on CSSC's new project on small-medium size cruise ships locally made in China. SWS is part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). 

  • Evening networking event 

 Tuesday 31 October: Haimen, Jiangsu

  • Visit to China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI)
    CMHI Jiangsu, a unit of China Merchants Group, one of the largest corporations in China, has entered into a framework agreement with Miami-based SunStone Ships for the construction of four (plus six) expedition vessels with the design, equipment and management supplied by Norwegian Ulstein. The expected delivery is 2019-2021.
  • Transit to Xiamen from Shanghai (PVG) (2 hrs. flight)

Wednesday 1 November: Xiamen 

  • Visit to Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (XSI)
    The joint venture Fujian Luxury Cruise Investment Co., Ltd plans to build three luxury vessels at XSI. The first vessel is designed by SDARI with 900 passenger cabins and 2500 pax. The cruise navigation line will cover south-east and north-east Asia. The vessels will adopt the European cruise interior decoration standard. Expected delivery is 2020-2021.

    Viking Line has signed a contract with XSI concerning a new passenger cruise ferry for the Turku–Åland Islands–Stockholm route. Delivery is set for 2020.

  • Transit to Guangzhou (1.5 hrs. flight)

Thursday 2 November: Guangzhou 

  • Visit to Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI)
    GSI is about to establish a cruise liner development company along with SWS and two ship design institutes. The company will undertake research, design and development of cruise liners and related facilities. GSI has built four 1,400 passenger RoPax ferries. GSI is also building two LNG powered passenger vessels for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland. These vessels will be delivered at the end of 2017.
  • Evening networking event 

Friday 3 November: Guangzhou

  • Visit to Genting / Star Cruises 
    Genting operates Star Cruises and Dream Cruises for Asians in Asia and international Luxury brand Crystal Cruises. In 2016 Genting bought four German yards - MV Werften - to realize the company’s global expansion plans for its three cruise brands. The establishment of MV Werften will capitalize on the growing demand for new cruise ships. The headquarters of Genting Hong Kong China office is located in Guangzhou. MV Werften is currently contracted for six newbuildings for Genting.

  • End of program - Individual departure

* The program is tentative and will be fine-tuned to the requirements of the participating companies.
Updated 02.08.2017



New business opportunities and export alliances

Access new business opportunities in this burgeoning market and expand your network among key local contacts on a decision-making level. Get direct access to key authorities and business partners with focus on purchase and supply in the cruise sector in China.

Your participation can pave the way to export-alliances with the other participating Danish companies.



DKK 17.950 excl. VAT per delegate.

A maximum of 2 participants per company.

Flights, accommodation and meals are not included in the price.

This price is based on 8 participating companies and funding from the Trade Council of Denmark.

We reserve the right to cancel, if the minimum requirements cannot be met. The informed price is subject to your company being eligible for grants according to the rules and regulations of the Danish Trade Council. 

Please observe our General terms of business for the Danish Export Association.

Registration deadline: 12 September 2017


China; Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou


30 October - 3 November 2017

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