NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference delegate and visitor registration for the 2014 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open. The world's only annual cruise industry event focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region is scheduled for November 20-21, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Online registration is available at www.cruiseshippingasia.com
The fourth edition of this annual event comes to Hong Kong for the first time in an effort to showcase to exhibitors and visitors the enormous growth opportunity for the Asian cruise market, particularly in North Asia.
Returning to the event this year will be the two-day conference and full exhibition featuring the fastest emerging sectors in the Asian cruise industry including ship repair and refurbishment, ship equipment, information technology, and destinations.
"The opportunity in this market for exhibitors and attendees is unprecedented," said Paul Wan, Managing Director of UBM Media Singapore, the event organizer. "Participants can expect the show to offer vanguards early entry into the burgeoning Asia-Pacific cruise market, one expected to surpass 4.5 million passengers from China alone by 2020."
Additionally, travel agents are invited to attend free comprehensive cruise training presented by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Those agents may also walk the show floor to meet various suppliers and destinations, which combined with the training, will offer them a 360 view of the industry and help them grow their respective businesses.
The 2014 event will also host the second annual Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia. The award was established in memory of Rama Rebbapragada, who was instrumental in creating awareness of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to the international cruise community during his quarter century-long career with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
The early bird registration price to attend the conference is $995 and is valid until October 18, 2014. Any registrations made after October 18th will be subject to the general rate of $1,095. This fee includes unlimited admission to all conference sessions, sponsored functions, the exhibit hall and a copy of the show directory. There is no charge to attend the trade show only and a show directory is included.
For information about exhibiting or attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific visit www.cruiseshippingasia.com
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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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SOURCE Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific