UBM plc and Seatrade Communications Ltd. have entered into a partnership to extend their existing collaboration on cruise events to include Asia and Latin America.
UBM, which organizes the world-leading cruise industry event, Cruise Shipping Miami, and Seatrade, the leading publisher, event organizer and content provider for the cruise and maritime industries, announced the expansion of their partnership, which currently encompasses Cruise Shipping Miami and Seatrade Med.
For 2013 this will see Seatrade supporting UBM’s Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, taking place at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Oct. 8-10, and UBM supporting the third edition of the Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention in Valparaiso, Chile, May 14-15.
“Following deep consultation with the industry, expanding the partnership between UBM and Seatrade will allow us to better serve the needs of the global cruise business,” said Daniel Read, Portfolio director at UBM Live. “We have been collaborating successfully on Cruise Shipping Miami and Seatrade Med for many years and combining our expertise will enable us to continue to deliver improved live networking and learning opportunities for all cruise industry stakeholders.”
“Seatrade is delighted to have reached agreement with UBM to cooperate fully on a jointly organized event taking place annually in each of the key cruise regions of Asia and Latin America in addition to maintaining their co-operation on Cruise Shipping Miami and Seatrade Med,” said Seatrade Chairman Chris Hayman. “This is good news for all our clients and the industry as a whole since we will jointly be able to deliver a single program of substantive events.”