HAMILTON, N.J., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific — conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asian-Pacific cruise industry — today announced details of the speakers for its second edition, taking place September 17-18, 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This conference, from the organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier event for the cruise industry, will focus on the rapid boom of the cruise sector in the Australasian region and the rich potential offered by this expanse.
Growth in the Asia-Pacific region is making the region one of the fastest growing cruise tourism sectors in the world. With the International Cruise Terminal (ICT) set to open later this year in Singapore, the zone is expected to bring in some of the world's largest ships. The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will look into how to capitalize on this flourishing economic opportunity.
The high-level conference will feature world-renowned speakers such as: Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, Gianni Onorato, President, Costa Crociere, Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships, and Rama Rebbapregada, Associate Vice President, International Charters, Consumer Outreach & Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association speaking on the key drivers for industry growth.
Presenting in sessions on cruise strategy within the market will be industry-leaders including: Barbara Muckermann, CMO of MSC Cruises, Betsy O'Rourke the SVP Global Marketing, Royal Caribbean International, Naohiko Yamaguchi, Director, Group Leader Onboard Service Management Group, Mitsui OSK Passenger Line, and Richard Doyle, Head of Sales & Marketing, Captain Cook Cruises.
Delegates to the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference will learn from Buhdy Bok, VP – Asia Pacific & China, Costa Crociere, Brett Jardine, General Mgr, International Cruise Council of Australia, and Ted Blamey, Principal Consultant, Chart Management Consultants Pty Ltd.
Featuring 4 key plenary sessions: The State of the Asia-Pacific Cruise Industry Terminal Design & Development: how New Facilities will Impact Deployment, Destination Planning and Development and Identifying and Marketing to the New Asian Source Market. The 8 masterclasses include topics such as: Examining Progress toward Relaxing Visa Restrictions, Designing Shore Excursions that Really Work and Localising the On-Board Experience & Revenues.
All Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference delegates will be invited to the international trade show floor, social programs and travel agent training. Business matching opportunities are also open to exhibitors on a first come first served basis.
About the Event
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is an annual event organized by UBM Live organizer of cruise and maritime events including: Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Naval Shore and Sea Japan. Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is supported by Asia Cruise Association, Florida –Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), International Cruise Council Australia ( ICCA) and has the exclusive support of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) the global organization for the cruise industry.
To view all of the sessions please visit the website www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-conference.
To register and receive updates for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, please visit www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now.
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Media Contact: Allison Dowd, Cruise Shipping Portfolio Brand Marketing Manager, 609-759-4702, [email protected], or Caitlin Devlin, Cruise Shipping Portfolio PR Manager, 609-759-4735 [email protected].
About Cruise Shipping (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.
UBM Live is a division of UBM plc, a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM Live offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubmlive.com.
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.
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