Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2013 Conference Offers Trailblazers Entry into the Burgeoning Pan-Asia Cruise Market

Aug 26, 2013, 09:16 ET from UBM Live

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The conference portion of the annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event, slated for October 9-10, 2013 has been revamped for the show's third edition.

Developed as an opportunity to assess the pace and direction of growth in the world's newest and fastest emerging cruise market, the 2013 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will offer valuable insights and tangible application to capitalize on the burgeoning Asia cruise market. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics.

Wednesday, October 9 will kick off The State of the Cruise Industry in Asia: The Next Step forward; followed by concurrent sessions: "Cruise Operations in Asian Waters" and "Supplying the Cruise Industry in Asia."

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." 

Spearheading the conference sessions are a plethora of industry leaders and innovators including:

Michael BAYLEY President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises

Per BJORNSEN Commercial Director, V.Ships Leisure SAM

Ted BLAMEY Principal, CHART Management Consultants

Buhdy BOK SVP Pacific Asia & China, Costa Crociere SpA

Dickson CHIN Managing Director, Indo-China, Wallem Shipping (Thailand) Ltd

Daniel CHUI Chief Executive, Oceanic Group Pte Ltd & QE2 Holdings Ltd

Christine DUFFY President & CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Pier Luigi FOSCHI Chairman & CEO, Carnival Asia

Michael GOH Senior Vice President Sales, Star Cruises 

Mark ITTEL Partner/SVP, Ports & Maritime, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc

Raoul D. JACK Principal Consultant, PFJ Maritime

Brett JARDINE General Manager, CLIA Australasia 

Maxine KRAJNIAK VP Global Cruise, UTi

Bruce KRUMRINE Vice President, Shore Operations – Europe & Exotics, Princess Cruises

Kevin LEONG General Manager, CLIA Asia

Zinan LIU Chairman, CLIA Asia, and Regional Vice President, Asia & Managing Director, China, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited 

William NG Chief Operating Officer – Cruise, Genting Hong Kong Ltd

Steve ODELL President, Europe & Asia Pacific, Silversea Cruises Ltd

PHAN Xuan Anh President, Viet Excursions Co Ltd

Ann SHERRY AO Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia  

Christina SIAW CEO, Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd

Laura VLAD Regional Director Asia, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

Conference session details can be found at or by clicking here.

Cruise Shipping Miami is organized by UBM Live and exclusively supported by Cruise Lines International Association and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to provide a one-stop global resource for cruise lines and their suppliers.

For information about exhibiting or attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific visit

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, visit or contact Intercruises at

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NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is jointly organized by UBM Live and UBM Asia in partnership with Seatrade.

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio
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 (
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.

About Seatrade

Connecting the global cruise community –   
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 SeatradeInsider provides daily cruise news online at