UBM Live's Cruise Shipping Virtual Event Focuses on Sustainability for the Cruise Industry - Now Available on Demand

Virtual Event Leader UBM Studios Provided 3D Platform

Oct 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Live presented the Cruise Shipping Virtual Event on September 28, 2010.  The online event focuses on sustainability for the cruise industry.  UBM Studios, a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions, provided the 3D platform for the event.  The event is now available on demand.

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The event offers two educational webinars focused on sustainable tourism issues - Greening of the Supply Chain and Sustainable Tourism 101, opportunities to meet suppliers showcasing new products and services and networking with industry leaders.

Organized in association with Sustainable Travel International, the webinars are part of a three-tiered series for the Green Travel Certificate Program administered in partnership with Sustainable Travel International which will include both online and face-to-face conference sessions.  The focus of the Green Travel Certificate Program is to educate travel professionals and suppliers on the benefits associated with sustainable tourism.  To participate in the program attendees must attend a designated number of sessions either online or at the physical event.

The event includes an Auditorium and Sponsor Suites featuring Geodis Wilson, ActivTek and TeakDecking where attendees were able to meet the sponsors, download company information and learn about new products.  In the Networking Lounge event attendees were able to chat with peers one-on-one or in group chats.  

Registration for the event included 435 cruise line decision-makers, suppliers and members of the media with close to 200 unique visitors attending on September 28.  The event is available on-demand through December 28, 2010.

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About UBM Live

UBM Live is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, pharma, technology, health + beauty, food ingredients, and property industries. UBM 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 about United Business Media, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com.

About Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International (www.sustainabletravelinternational.org) is a globally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainable development through responsible travel by providing programs that help travelers, businesses and destinations protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and contribute to economic development.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.  A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers.  UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget.  UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming.   UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training.  UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.


Kate Spellman

UBM Studios


516 562 7383