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SEA ASIA 2011 set to achieve 20% growth

SEA ASIA 2011 set to achieve 20% growth

Singapore: With eight months to go before the April 2011 edition of SEA ASIA, the region's leading maritime conference and exhibition held every two years in Singapore, the organisers report that exhibition sales are on target to achieve a further 20% increase over 2009's record-breaking edition. Advance bookings for the exhibition, being held 12-14 April 2011 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, have now exceeded 3,000 square metres and further sales are expected to be concluded at this week's SMM show in Hamburg. The number of participants at the three-day event, organised by Seatrade and the Singapore Maritime Foundation, is also expected to be the largest yet and may reach or exceed 12,000.     

"We are delighted that bookings are significantly higher by comparison with Sea Asia 2009," says Andrew Callaghan, Global Sales Director of Seatrade, the event organiser. "This clearly shows global and Asian maritime players are perceiving SEA ASIA as a valuable, business-driven event, and that Asia is pivotal to the continued growth of the world's maritime economy."

"The Singapore maritime industry is one of the key pillars of our economy and is set to expand in breadth and depth," says Mr David Chin, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation. "Through SEA ASIA, we hope to anchor Singapore's position as one of the leading international maritime centres in this region and bring the global maritime community to Singapore to explore business opportunities. discuss pertinent maritime issues and network with their Asian counterparts."  [07/09/10]