UBM plc, organisers 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.
The two-day annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference, organised 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 organisations 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