UBM Live’s Cruise Shipping portfolio announced today that they will be evolving their Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and tradeshow by moving to the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS). Taking place from September 17-18, 2012 this event will bring together the global cruise industry in the rapidly growing Asian marketplace.
Moving into the world’s newest cruise terminal will give many in the cruise industry a first-look opportunity at the ultra modern terminal. Having just welcomed its first ship, RCCL’s Voyager of the Seas in May, the MBCCS is primed to host the largest ships currently being developed. The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event themes of expansion, new technology, and innovation are heavily underscored by hosting Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific at the MBCCS.
“The opportunity to have Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific in one of the world’s newest and largest terminals is thrilling. The cruise market is dynamic and agile, and we know that our audience is constantly evolving and developing their offerings. Having a unique perspective of one of Asia’s largest cruise terminals while also discussing modern key pressure points and opportunities for the industry is certainly going to produce a ground-breaking event. Already, the buzz surrounding the show is tremendously enthusiastic. We are looking forward to welcoming the world cruise market to Asia this autumn,” said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director of Cruise Shipping.
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will be a two day event, including a tradeshow and conference program focusing on the Asian cruise market. The exhibition will feature destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal development as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations. Social programs, travel agent training, and business matching opportunities will also be conducted at the event.
“We are very pleased to have the Cruise Shipping Asia Pacific 2012 at our terminal, MBCCS this year. I am sure delegates, exhibitors and visitors will find our venue a conducive place to network and share knowledge and information. The collaboration between UBM and MBCCS demonstrates how stakeholders can find synergies and work together to grow Asia’s cruise industry while positioning Singapore as the region’s leading cruise destination,” said Mr. Melvin Vu, CEO of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services, terminal operator for the MBCCS.