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Seatrade announce cruise forum in Korea for 2014

Seatrade announce cruise forum in Korea for 2014
Seatrade announces Seatrade Cruise Korea, Busan, to take place in Busan, Korea, 12-13 June, 2014.

Seatrade Communications is delighted to announce the latest addition to its cruise event portfolio – Seatrade Cruise Korea, Busan. It is the first time that Seatrade has held a cruise event in Korea and it will take place in the southern city of Busan.

Organised and owned by Seatrade and UBM, and hosted by the Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City and Korea Tourism Organization, Seatrade Cruise Korea, Busan will feature a strategic combination of both conference sessions and workshops, plus a fam trip for cruise line executives to explore the region.

Representatives of the world's leading cruise lines will take part in the conference sessions to give their insight as to how Korea can gain the most from the industry and increase its presence in this global market.

Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade commented "With the rapid expansion of cruise tourism in Asia, Korea has a vital role as a source market for cruise passengers, as a destination, and, potentially in the future, as a builder of cruise vessels. Seatrade and UBM are delighted to be bringing Seatrade Cruise Korea to the great port city of Busan, which is already playing a key role as an Asian hub for cruise passengers."

"The Korean government announced that it would take various measures to vitalise the domestic cruise industry with targeting more than 2million cruise passengers visiting Korea by 2020. Seatrade Cruise Korea, Busan will be the platform to seek the development strategies for the development of cruise industry in Korea." Mr. LIM Ki-tack President of Busan Port Authority


Signing of the agreement at Cruise Shipping Miami.
In the photo from left to right

Mr Sejoon YOU, Director of Korea Tourism Organization
Ms Jin-sun SHIN, Director of Busan Port Authority
Mr Yong-Sam SHIN, Director General of Busan Metropolitan City Government
Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director, Seatrade Communications Ltd
Dan Read, Portfolio Director, UBM

About Seatrade.
Established 40 years ago, Seatrade is a leader in cruise and maritime publications, conferences and exhibitions, training, awards and business consultancy for the cruise industry. 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 Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise new online at

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 Seatrade Cruise Korea, Busan.
The event is owned and organised by Seatrade Communications Ltd in partnership with UBM Live Exhibitions. The event features conference sessions and workshops, dedicated to developing the Koran market.

Press contact:
Nina Marston, [email protected] + 44 1206 545 121