The world’s only annual cruise industry event is jointly organized by UBM and UBM Asia in partnership with Seatrade and focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region is scheduled for November 20-21, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The fourth edition of this annual event comes to Hong Kong for the first time in an effort to showcase to exhibitors and visitors the enormous growth opportunity for the Asian cruise market, particularly in North Asia.
Returning to the event this year will be the two-day conference and full exhibition featuring the fastest emerging sectors in the Asian cruise industry including ship repair and refurbishment, ship equipment, information technology, and destinations.
Paul Wan, managing director of UBM Media (Singapore) Pte, Ltd, the event organizer, said, 'Participants can expect the show to offer vanguards early entry into the burgeoning Asia-Pacific cruise market, one expected to surpass 4.5 million passengers from China alone by 2020.'
Additionally, travel agents are invited to attend free comprehensive cruise training presented by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Those agents may also walk the show floor to meet various suppliers and destinations, which combined with the training, will offer them a 360 view of the industry and help them grow their respective businesses.
The 2014 event will also host the second annual Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia. The award was established in memory of Rama Rebbapragada, who was instrumental in creating awareness of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to the international cruise community during his quarter century-long career with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Seatrade Cruise Review is the official publication, and Seatrade Insider the official online media partner, of Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2014.