Ubm To Launch Cruise Shipping Asia Event Nov. 16-18, 2011

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UBM To Launch Cruise Shipping Asia Event Nov. 16-18, 2011

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    UBM International Media, organizers of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami,

the world's largest and most important international tradeshow and conference

serving the cruise industry, announces today the launch of Cruise Shipping

Asia. The inaugural event will take place Nov. 16-18, 2011, at the Marina Bay

Sands in Singapore.

    Organizers expect the new event to unlock the region's potential as Asia

emerges as the industry's next major growth market. In 2010, Asian cruise

passenger numbers are predicted to rise by 40 percent, to more than 1.5


    "Globalization of the cruise passenger is one of the key areas of growth

for the cruise market," said Michael Kazakoff, vice president, UBM

International Media. "As the industry expands from a North American base to

passengers worldwide, we see Asia's growing number of passengers as a strong

indication that this region will continue to expand."

    The event will include a tradeshow and conference program focusing on the

Asian cruise market.

    "The arrival of this major cruise event in Asia underscores the growing

recognition of this market's strong potential, and will greatly complement

our ongoing efforts in promoting Asia's cruise industry development," said

Jennifer Yap, spokeswoman for Asia Cruise Association and managing director

of Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte Ltd. "We look forward to giving our

support to and working with the organizers as well as cruise companies and

travel agents across Asia to make its debut a success."

    Michael Duck, senior vice president of UBM Asia, said: "We are delighted

to bring Cruise Shipping Asia back to Singapore. It has been 10 years since

we last organized a cruise event here and today the Asian market is primed

for tremendous growth. Singapore has rejuvenated itself in the past few years

as an exciting cruise destination and now plays an important role as a

platform for the global and regional industry to showcase itself."

    Cruise Shipping Asia's exhibition will feature product sectors including

destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal

development as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations.

    Conference sessions will be led by panels of industry experts discussing

pertinent industry issues.

    UBM International Media (www.ubm.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of

United Business Media plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business

information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology,

healthcare, media, 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

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information, go to www.ubm.com

    About UBM Asia Ltd. (www.ubmasia.com)

    Owned by United Business Media Ltd. (UBM), which is listed on the London

Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 13 market sectors with headquarters in

Hong Kong. We have over 130 media products in three categories: trade fairs,

print and B2B portals. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest

commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and

India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 110 events

attract an annual attendance of 30,000 quality exhibitors and 1,270,000

visitors from all over the world to meet their target business partners

face-to-face for business matching and networking. We publish high-quality

trade publications for 191,000 industry professionals to capture the market

trends and industry news. Complementing our exhibitions and publications are

round-the-clock and industry-specific online B2B portals that provide a

series of online trading networks, industry news hub and sourcing and

marketing platforms for the world's trade buyers and suppliers. We have over

650 staff in 15 major cities in Asia.

    SOURCE:  UBM International Media

    CONTACT: Allison Dowd, 



          or Cruise Shipping Asia Exhibition Contacts: 

             UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte. Ltd.,



          or UBM International Media,



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