MIAMI (March 24, 2014) — The 2014 Cruise Shipping Miami conference and exhibition that ran from Monday, March 10 through Thursday, March 13, at the Miami Beach Convention Center posted record attendance and the largest exhibition in the event’s 30-year history.
The annual gathering had nearly 12,000 total registrations, a 10 percent increase over the 2013 show. The trade show, which was 10 percent larger than last year, featured 142 new exhibitors for a total of just less than 900 exhibiting companies from 127 countries. UBM reports that 40 percent of this year’s exhibitors have already booked space in the 2015 event, scheduled for March 16-19.
“The ongoing evolution of CSM and the changes we made each year come directly from the feedback we receive from all stakeholders in the cruise industry,” said Daniel Read, director of UBM’s Cruise Event Portfolio. “The tightly focused conference sessions, the introduction of more flagship sessions with the regional ‘State of the Cruise Industry’ panels and Cruise Trends Theater all contributed to the show’s high energy level and record participation.”
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