NEW YORK, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific –conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asia-Pacific cruise industry— today announced details of its second Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event, which returns in 2012 to the Mariana Bay Sands in Singapore. From the organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier event for the cruise industry, the two day program, September 17-18, 2012, will include an international trade show floor, a comprehensive conference program highlighting the region, social programs for delegates, travel agent training, and business matching for exhibitors and visitors.
The 2012 event follows the success of the inaugural Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific trade show and conference in 2011, which was well received by attendees and exhibitors alike and is supported by the Asia Cruise Association and is the only event supported by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will be formatted to host 4 key plenary sessions and a choice of 8 individual masterclasses all designed to focus on education and collaboration during the event. Previous Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference presenters have included high-level speakers from firms such as: Royal Caribbean Cruises, the Asian Cruise Association, Orion Expeditions, and Mitsui OSK Passenger Line. Further speaker updates are to be announced in due course.
Highlighting the expanding infrastructure within the entire Asia-Pacific region, the Cruise Shipping conference plenary sessions will begin with a state of the industry discussion by C-suite executives and be complemented by discussions on new build, refurbishment and refitting, destination planning and development and reaching the burgeoning Asian customer market. In-depth discussion on customer experience, travel agent engagement, government involvement and ports and development will be featured in the masterclasses.
"A key factor in staying ahead in any industry is to constantly keep an eye on what is ahead. In the changing cruise industry, it is important for companies to identify how to move with the trends and risks associated with global expansion," said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director, UBM - Cruise Group. "With Singapore seeing nearly a million cruise passengers in 2011 and the Australian cruise industry shortly expected to be worth $1.1 billion, the second annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event is an exciting opportunity for us to address customer needs for identifying strategies to succeed in today's opportunity-rich market."
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will include a tradeshow and conference program focusing on the Asian cruise market. The exhibition will feature destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal development as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations. For more information on Cruise Shipping Asia -Pacific 2012, visit www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia. To be notified of conference updates visit www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now.
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About Cruise Shipping Portfolio (http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com) The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM, plc includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, Seatrade Med and an array of digital products including webinars and Cruise Shipping Virtual online tradeshows. 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 900 exhibiting companies from 120 countries. Focused on the emerging Asia-Pacific region, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific's tradeshow, conference and social program are the gateway to tomorrow's marketplace. Seatrade Med's exhibition, conference, travel agent training and social events constitute the Mediterranean region's largest cruise gathering. Using cutting-edge technology, Cruise Shipping Virtual's online events include educational and networking virtual tradeshows and webinars accessible via computer.
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About UBM Asia (http://www.ubmasia.com) Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.