MIAMI, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia and Seatrade Med.

Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world's premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 120 countries.

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 Communications Ltd.

Founded in 1970, Seatrade is a well-established brand in the international cruise and maritime community. Its publications (including Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Insider), events, management training, award schemes and websites cover every aspect of cruise and maritime activity, and are known and respected around the globe. Seatrade's principal strength is its ability to bring key people together, encouraging innovation and facilitating better communication within the industry.

Seatrade is headquartered in Colchester, U.K., with regional offices in Dubai and Singapore, as well as representatives in major maritime centers and cruise destinations across the globe.

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SOURCE Cruise Shipping Miami

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