Cruise Shipping Asia is Ready to Set Sail: Key Exhibitors and a Timely Conference Program are in Place.

By Ubm Live, PRNE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MIAMI, June 2, 2011 -

Cruise Shipping Asia ( - the most
anticipated inaugural cruise industry event of 2011, brought to you by UBM
Live, organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's leading gathering of
the Cruise Industry and jointly organized by UBM Asia, debuts in Singapore,
November 16-18, 2011.

The exhibition and conference will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo
and Convention Centre in Singapore, the Lion City. Themed the "Gateway to
Tomorrow's Marketplace," it will combine a world-class trade show that will
highlight Asia's huge potential as a booming cruise market with a series of
informative conference sessions.

"Cruise Shipping Asia in November is the ideal time and place for the
cruise industry to capitalize on the new economic wealth that is coming out
of that region," said Michael Duck, senior vice president of UBM Asia. "With
the new terminals, facilities and ports in Hong Kong and Singapore, combined
with the fact that Asia is home to the fastest growing economy in the world,
it opens up new possibilities and profit centers for the entire cruise
industry. We look forward to welcoming exhibitors and attendees looking to
unlock the region's vast growth potential."

Cruise Shipping Asia will be the place for businesses interested in
entering this next major cruise market or increasing their presence there.
Destination management companies, shore excursion and tour operators, port &
terminal developers, shipbuilders, design & refurbishment companies, national
tourism organizations, ship service and hotel operations providers, food &
beverage suppliers, ground handlers, and airlines are targeted to participate
in this inaugural event.

Exhibitors at the event include; Singapore Tourism Board, Sembawang
Shipyard Private Ltd., Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services, the Ministry
of Culture & Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Inflot Worldwide, Penang
Port SDN BHD, and Latitude 1 Maritime.

"This is not your Asia of Star Cruises 10 years ago," said Michael
vice president of UBM Live. "There has been incredible development
and big investments in cruise tourism over the past years by the whole
region; not only in port and terminal development but on the ship services
side, with major initiatives from shipbuilding companies like Daewoo and
Samsung to cruise ship refurbishment companies like Sembawang, who has just
completed an upgrade program for their repair and refurbishment activities.
Add this to the fact that all the major cruise lines are sourcing goods from
Asia for their own current new building programs in Europe, and it all
creates an exciting and dynamic time to do business in the region."

The conference program will feature panels of industry experts discussing
the latest developments and opportunities in the Asian cruise market. There
will also be essential travel agent training organized by industry leaders to
promote cruising as the next holiday option in Asia.

Topics to be covered during the conference include; the Asian State of
the Cruise Industry; Destinations: Challenges & Opportunities in the
Development of the Asian Cruise Industry; Shipbuilding, Repair &
Refurbishment-the Asian Perspective; Terminal Design & Operations; Sourcing
for Existing & Future Fleets in Asia; Shore Excursions & Port Services;
Regulatory & Staffing Issues; Successfully Designing the Cruise Experience
for the Asian Market; Identify Source Markets; and Marketing in the New Age.

Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 will bring together trade visitors from all
sectors of the cruise industry including, cruise line owners & operators,
tour operators, port and terminal planners, architects, financial
institutions, brokers, IT operations representatives, food & beverage
procurement professionals, travel itinerary planners, and procurement
executives from leading cruise lines who have a presence or a strong interest
in capitalizing on the opportunities in Asia.

For more information on Cruise Shipping Asia 2011, visit Follow Cruise Shipping Asia on Twitter
@cruiseshipping #csa2011

UBM Live is the organizer of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami, the
leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry.
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UBM Asia is the leading organizer of exhibitions in Asia, and the biggest
commercial exhibition organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia:
China and India, with associated print and online media. UBM Asia is owned by
UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange with headquarters in
Hong Kong. It has over 800 staff in 17 major cities across Asia.

Ms. Allison Dowd, Marketing Manager of UBM Live, U.S.A., +1-609-759-4702, Fax, +1-609-759-4774, allison.dowd at; or Ms. Sas Thayalan, Project Manager of UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd., Singapore, +65-6592-0897, fax, +65-6438-6090, sas.thayalan at

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