Attendee Registration for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2013 Opens Today

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Delegate and visitor registration for the 2013 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open. The world's only annual cruise industry event focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region is scheduled for October 8-10, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Online registration is available at www.cruiseshippingasia.com.

This year's conference program will explore the revenue outlook throughout the region, including the incredible growth in passenger source markets for cruises and worldwide destinations, and the staggering opportunity in the ship refurbishment and repair sector.

"The opportunity for exhibitors and attendees is unprecedented," said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director for UBM Live, the show organizer. "Attendees can expect the show to offer trailblazers early entry into the burgeoning Asia-Pacific cruise market, one expected to surpass seven million passengers by 2020."

The event begins Tuesday, Oct. 8 with the Asia Cruise Tourism Summit, a gathering of high-level cruise line executives and ministerial-level tourism board representatives.

The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference kicks off on October 9 with the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia, followed by two days of concurrent sessions that will assess the pace and direction of growth in the world's newest and fastest growing cruise sector. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics and providing valuable insights into the burgeoning Asia cruise market.

Additionally, travel agents are invited to attend free comprehensive cruise training presented by CLIA Australia. Those agents may also walk the show floor to meet various suppliers and destinations, which combined with the training, will offer them a 360 view of the industry and help them grow their respective businesses.

New to the 2013 Event:

New to the event in 2013 will be the presentation of the first Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia. The award will recognize a person who has played a significant role in developing the cruise industry in the region.

The award will be presented by Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Michael Bayley, who was for many years Royal Caribbean International's Asia representative and who worked closely with Rebbapragada.

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

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

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, visit www.marinabaysands.com

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Jennifer Rosen.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rosen, +1-609-759-7604, Jennifer.rosen@ubm.com

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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.

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 SeatradeInsider provides daily cruise news online at www.seatrade-insider.com

SOURCE UBM Live

For further information:

http://www.cruiseshippingasia.com