NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific - a conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asian-Pacific cruise industry - announced today that registration is open for their 2nd annual event being held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on September 17-18, 2012.
Following the success of the inaugural launch in 2011, the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event is set to surpass its previous edition with the continuing support of the industry. Focusing on regional growth and development, the event will feature two full conference days, travel agent training, buyer appointment programs, and a full trade show floor.
There are major developments in the cruise industry marketplace with Asia, Asia-Pacific, and Australia set to host about 1.2 million passengers in 2012. Rama Rebbapragada, Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association and speaker at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific said, " A major opportunity is the continuing popularity of cruising as a mainstream vacation option within Asia coupled by the increased deployment of newer and larger ships into the region. The continuing growth in China and South East Asia and the re-emergence of markets such as Japan, not only as a destination but as source markets present huge opportunities for cruising in Asia."
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. A few of the stand out session's that will be taking place include: Designing Shore Excursions that Really Work, Localising the On-Board Experience & Revenues, Partnering with Airlines to develop the Air-Cruise Model, and Overcoming Challenges in Crewing, Supply Chain & Bunkering.
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will be providing delegates diverse perspectives on the industry from such world renowned speakers as: Buhdy Bok, VP - Asia Pacific & China, Costa Crociere, Bruce Krumrine, VP -Shore Operations, Princess Cruises, Naohiko Yamaguchi, Director, Mitsui OSK Passenger Line and Ingo Koller, VP - Hotels & Devlopment, Century River Cruises.
Supporting the 2012 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event as exclusive partners are the International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). As well, the Asia Cruise Association (ACA) and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) have pledged their support of the event.
Register for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific by visiting http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now.
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
To register and receive updates for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, please visit http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now.
For exhibiting information contact: [email protected]
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].
The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live 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.
About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.
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.
SOURCE Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific