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SAVE THE DATE: Fourth Annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Set for November 20-21, 2014

Hong Kong-based show is the only cruise industry event covering the entire pan-Asia region

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM plc, organizers of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami event, are set to stage the fourth annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and trade show November 20-21, 2014 in Hong Kong.

WHAT: The two-day annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference, organized in partnership with Seatrade Communications, provides an opportunity to assess the pace and direction of growth in the world's newest and growing cruise sector. The conference is led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics and providing valuable insights into the burgeoning Asia cruise market.

The conference program features cruise line executives, tourism officials, port operators, maritime suppliers, tourism organizations and cruise industry consultants discussing the opportunities and potential of the entire Australasia region for the cruise business.

In addition, the trade show will feature the fastest emerging sectors in the Asian cruise industry including information technology, entertainment, food and beverage, ship design and refurbishment, and destinations.

Returning to the event will be the second annual Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia. Awarded to Ms. Ong Huey Hong, Director, Cruise with the Singapore Tourism Board in 2013 for her contribution to the Asian cruise industry, this year it will once again be awarded to one who has played a significant role in developing the cruise industry in the region.

The award was established in memory of Rama Rebbapragada, formerly of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. who was instrumental in helping bring recognition of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to Western cruise companies.

WHERE: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

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

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media badge on-site at the event registration counter.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rosen, +1-212-600-3332 or  [email protected]

Social Media
Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific are available at cruiseshippingasia.com.  Find Cruise Shipping on Facebook, on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Cruise Events Portfolio
The Cruise Events 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.

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 premier brands such as Routes, 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 (www.ubmasia.com)
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 – www.seatrade-global.com   
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 Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise news online at www.seatrade-insider.com 

SOURCE Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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