Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired recently in 2014 by UBM, the
world's second largest media and event organiser across a wide variety of industries. Seatrade’s publications, events, management training, research and award schemes cover every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries and are highly respected around the globe.  The company's principal strength is its ability to bring key people together, encouraging innovation and facilitating better communication within the industry. 



Seatrade’s headquarters are based in Colchester, UK, with regional offices in Dubai, Singapore, as well as representatives in all major maritime centres and cruise destinations across the globe.


UBM plc, is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, organising many of the world's largest, most important exhibitions, conferences, awards, and publications, across a wide variety of industries, with 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries.

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