WHAT: Cruise Shipping Miami, the international conference and exhibition serving the cruise industry, annually draws more than 10,000 attendees and nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies from over 119 countries to Miami Beach, Fla.

The three-day trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center runs Tuesday through Thursday, and the four-day conference offers sessions Monday through Thursday.

In addition to a number of national pavilions, the trade show also features sections highlighting information and entertainment technology, food and beverage, ship design and refurbishment, ship services and hotel operations, ship equipment and destinations.

Conference sessions cover pertinent industry issues including an assessment of the state of the industry, shipbuilding and refurbishment, environmental issues, product development, and distribution.

A new addition to the 2010 conference program is the Cruise Shipping FOCUS ON SERIES, consisting of brief presentations about exhibitors’ innovative products and services.

Visit www.cruiseshippingmiami.com for the most updated conference program.

WHEN: Monday, March 15, through Thursday, March 18, 2010

Conference and Exhibition Events Schedule:
Cruise Shipping Focus On Series, Monday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
World Cruise Tourism Workshops, Monday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Exhibition opens Tuesday, March 16, 9 a.m.
Conferences begin Tuesday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.
Exhibition and Conference end Thursday, March 18, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center (entrances: Halls C, D, A, B)
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Newman PR.

MEDIA CONTACT: NewmanPR, (305) 461-3300, Buck Banks, press@cruiseshippingmiami.com.

CONVENTION CONTACT: For conference registration, visit www.cruiseshippingmiami.com/conferenceRegistration.html.
For exhibitor information visit www.cruiseshippingmiami.com/exhibitors.

UBM International Media, 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 203, Princeton NJ 08540-6236
Phone: (609) 759-4700; fax: (609) 759-4774; e-mail: info@cruiseshippingmiami.com

UBM International Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media 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 www.unitedbusinessmedia.com

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