NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The conference portion of the third annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event, slated for October 9-10, 2013 kicks off with the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia: The Next Step Forward.
Several of the leading players in Asia's rapidly expanding cruise industry will discuss the next phase of Asian cruise development and what new opportunities lay ahead for the market. The session will feature Didier Scaillet, Vice President, Business Development, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) presenting the global cruise industry outlook; and Zinan Liu, Chairman, CLIA Asia, and Regional Vice President, Asia & Managing Director, China, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; and Pier Luigi Foschi, Chairman & CEO, Carnival Asia, providing the keynote addresses.
Panelists at the 10:00 am session include Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Zinan Liu, Chairman, CLIA Asia, and Regional Vice President, Asia & Managing Director, China, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; William Ng, Chief Operating Officer-Cruise, Genting Hong Kong Ltd; and Ann Sherry, AO Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia.
"We are bringing together key cruise line executives whose brands are integral to the growth and prosperity of the market," said show organizer UBM's Portfolio Director Daniel Read. "We look forward to a lively and informative panel discussion from these engaging industry leaders."
The State of the Industry assembly has long been a mainstay of the conference program of UBM's flagship event, Cruise Shipping Miami and organizers expect the Asia-Pacific show to become another pillar of the Cruise Shipping brand. It is the only plenary session of the event and will set the stage for the two days of conference sessions to follow. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics.
Wednesday afternoon, October 9 will offer "Asia as a Destination - Cruise Deployment and Operations" and "Supplying the Cruise Industry in Asia," running concurrently.
Thursday October 10, concurrent morning sessions will include "Building Asian Source Markets" and "Cruise Ship Terminal Development." Afternoon sessions include: "The Cruise Geography of Asia" and "Shipbuilding and Refurbishment in Asia."
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The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and Seatrade Med. Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world's premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 130 countries.
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About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.
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Established 40 years ago, Seatrade is a leader in cruise and maritime publications, conferences and exhibitions, training, awards and other special projects. Regular events include international trade exhibitions and conferences across all maritime sectors, management training courses for shipping professionals, training seminars for travel agents and award schemes, including the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards. Seatrade publications include magazines, supplements and yearbooks, whilst Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise news online at www.seatrade-insider.com
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