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Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 Conference Program to Feature Four Thematic ‘Tracks’

December 11, 2013

MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The four-day conference program of the 30th annual Cruise Shipping Miami is to feature four thematic “tracks” for 2014: “Ship and Ship Operations,” “Global Geography of Cruise Tourism,” “Market Segments,” and “Cruise Product Development.” The four-day conference is scheduled March 10-13, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“The conference program was developed by our partner Seatrade Communications based largely on feedback from attendees and participants following last year’s show,” said Daniel Read, director of UBM’s Cruise Event Portfolio. “We are continuing the effort we started last year to design shorter, more highly focused panel discussions.”

Monday, March 10
9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
World Cruise Tourism Summit Workshops
A series of round-table discussions with cruise and maritime experts on a variety of operational topics.

Tuesday, March 11
9:30-11:30 a.m.

State of the Industry
The event’s only plenary session features cruise industry leaders discussing industry trends and issues.

All morning and afternoon conference sessions run concurrently.

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: The Newbuilding Outlook
Market Segments: Family Cruising
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Asia/Australia
Cruise Product Development: Marketing and Distribution

Wednesday, March 12
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: Refurbishment
Market Segments: Upscale Cruise
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Europe
Cruise Product Development: New Directions in Onboard Entertainment

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: Cruising’s Green Agenda
Market Segments: Expedition Cruising
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Caribbean
Cruise Product Development: Onboard Revenue Generation

Thursday, March 13
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: Technical Innovations at Sea
Market Segments: Itineraries and Shorex
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Interface with the Port and the Role of the Ship Agent
Cruise Product Development: Sea and Air

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: Safety and Security
Market Segments: River Cruise
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Cruise Terminal Design Now and for the Future
Cruise Product Development: What’s Cooking? Food and Beverage Trends

Cruise Shipping Miami is the global flagship of UBM’s Cruise Events Portfolio, which includes the annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and the biennial Seatrade Med Cruise Convention.

For information about exhibiting or attending Cruise Shipping Miami, visit http://www.cruiseshippingmiami.com.

WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Buck Banks at press@cruiseshippingmiami.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Buck Banks, +1 305-461-3300, press@cruiseshippingmiami.com.

CONVENTION CONTACT: UBM Live, 300 American Metro Blvd., Suite 125, Hamilton NJ 08619 USA
Phone: +1 609-759-4712; fax: +1 609-759-4774; e-mail: sales@cruiseshippingmiami.com

Social Media
Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Miami is available at http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami. Find Cruise Shipping Miami on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/CruiseShippingMiami, and on Twitter, twitter.com/@CruiseShipping, and on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1938947&trk=anet_ug_hm.
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CruiseShippingMiami

Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the premier annual event of the worldwide cruise industry. From a small gathering of 150 cruise industry executives in a hotel meeting room in New York City, Cruise Shipping Miami has grown into a four-day conference and three-day exhibition drawing 11,000 attendees, more than 900 exhibiting companies from 123 countries and over 300 international journalists to become the cruise industry’s annual marketplace of ideas, products and services.

Cruise Shipping Miami is exclusively supported by Cruise Lines International Association and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

SOURCE Cruise Shipping Miami


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