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Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 Event

Singapore Cruise Centre named exclusive Platinum Sponsor of Cruise Shipping Asia 2011

Aug 15, 2011

PRINCETON, New Jersey - UBM Live and UBM Asia have named Singapore Cruise Centre Private Ltd. the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural Cruise Shipping Asia event scheduled Nov. 16-18, 2011, in Singapore. Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 is a tradeshow and conference focusing on the Asia Pacific cruise market.

As the show's principal sponsor, Singapore Cruise Centre will showcase its position as an award-winning cruise terminal operator in one of the fastest-growing markets in the industry.

"Securing the Singapore Cruise Centre as our Platinum Sponsor is a testament to the importance of Cruise Shipping Asia in helping cultivate the pan-Asia region as an emerging cruise market," said Michael Kazakoff, vice president UBM Live, organizer of Cruise Shipping Asia and the annual Cruise Shipping Miami shows.

Singapore Cruise Centre handles more than 8 million passengers annually at three ferry terminals and one cruise terminal. With the opening of the state-of-the-art International Cruise Terminal at Marina South, Singapore's cruise terminal infrastructure will double in capacity by April 2012.

Singapore Cruise Centre had a lead role in forming the Asia Cruise Terminal Association and chairs the organization. ACTA serves as a regional forum for cruise terminal operators to cooperate in terminal development, operations and management, and to raise awareness of available facilities and services.

"We share the Cruise Shipping Asia vision to tap into the rapid growth of the cruise industry in Asia-Pacific, and it is our honor and privilege to be the Platinum Sponsor of this inaugural event," said Christina Siaw, CEO of Singapore Cruise Centre. "We look forward to CSA 2011 and the opportunities to learn, network and share experiences and expertise within and outside of the industry."

Cruise Shipping Asia conference sessions feature panels of experts discussing key industry topics, including the state of the Asian cruise industry, sourcing, shipbuilding, marketing and successfully tailoring the cruise experience for the Asian market. Singapore Cruise Centre's Siaw will participate on the terminal design and operations panel. A travel agent training program also is planned to promote awareness of cruising as a holiday option in Asia.

The Cruise Shipping Asia exhibition features destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal development, as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations.

For more information on Cruise Shipping Asia 2011, visit Cruise Shipping Asia [ ]. Follow Cruise Shipping Asia on Twitter @CruiseShipping #csa2011

UBM Live is the organizer of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami, the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry. UBM Live is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBM 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 information, go to

UBM Asia is the leading organizer of exhibitions in Asia, and the biggest commercial exhibition organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, with associated print and online media. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange with headquarters in Hong Kong. It has over 800 staff in 17 major cities across Asia.

Singapore Cruise Centre named exclusive Platinum Sponsor of Cruise Shipping Asia 2011

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