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UBM and Seatrade to Cooperate on Cruise Events Worldwide

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MIAMI, March 14, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Buck Banks, 305-461-3300;

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March 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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Conference City Vienna Achieves Records in All KPIs in 2012

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VIENNA /PRNewswire/ —
Vienna’s conference balance sheet shows new record figures in 2012: 7% more conferences and corporate events, 8% more overnight stays and 9% more added value across the state than in the previous year.
“The results in the conference and convention sector in no way fall short of our record results in tourism as a whole for 2012,” reports Vienna’s Director of Tourism, Norbert Kettner. “The number of conferences rose to 3,376, 7% more than in 2011; the resulting overnight stays increased by 8% and are now over 1.5 million for the first time.” The added value achieved by the Vienna conference industry grew by 9%. It contributed EUR 914.7 million to the gross domestic product in 2012 and secured around 17,500 non-seasonal jobs.
In total, Vienna recorded around 12.3 million overnight stays by guests in 2012, with conference tourism accounting for 12.4% of those. Above all Vienna has international conferences to thank for its success as a conference destination. They make up only 21% of all events but they bring in half of the visitors, 74% of the overnight stays and 79% of the added value in this sector.
The latest statistics from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) confirm Vienna as the number one destination worldwide for international conferences for the seventh time in a row in 2011. New hotel projects and high-end shopping facilities as well as the redesign of the area around the Central Station are creating lasting stimuli. For the “green meetings” which are in ever greater demand from the international conference industry, Vienna has 16 certification bodies, giving it a crucial competitive advantage in this area too.
Vienna Tourist Board
Isabella Rauter
Tel. +43-1-211-14-301
Source: Vienna Tourist Board

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March 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

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Bluegiga Launches BLE113 – a Smaller and Lower Power Bluetooth Smart Module

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ESPOO, Finland /PRNewswire/ — Bluegiga Technologies, a leading provider of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity modules, today announced its new BLE113 Bluetooth Smart module. The BLE113 is an addition to the Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart product family, offering thirty percent lower peak power consumption, thirty percent smaller size and a hardware I2C interface simplifying connectivity to MEMS peripheral sensors. BLE113 also includes features, such as on-board application hosting, flexible peripheral interfaces, and very low power sleep modes.
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“Our BLE112 was one of the first Bluetooth Smart modules on the market when it was launched in 2010. By launching our BLE113 we want to maintain our leadership position in Bluetooth Smart and provide our customers a feature rich module that supports long battery life applications in a significantly smaller footprint,” comments Mikko Savolainen, VP of Product Management and Marketing.
One of the main benefits of BLE113 Bluetooth Smart module is its capability to host custom applications. The Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart SDK allows applications to be developed for the BLE113 with the Bluegiga BGScript™ scripting language. In addition, Bluetooth Smart profiles can be quickly developed with the Bluegiga Profile Toolkit™.
BLE113 Key Features and Benefits:
Bluetooth v. 4.0, single mode compliant
Supports master and slave modes
Up to eight connections
Integrated Bluetooth Smart stack
Bluetooth Smart profiles
Radio performance
Transmit power : 0 dBm to -23 dBm
Receiver sensitivity: -93 dBm
Ultra low current consumption
Transmit: 18.2 mA (0 dBm)
Transmit: 14.3 mA (0 dBm and DC/DC)
Receive: 14.3 mA
Sleep mode 3: 0.4 uA
Flexible peripheral interfaces
12-bit ADC
Host interface:
On-board application hosting for stand-alone operation
Dimensions: 9.15 x 15.75 x 1.9 mm
Bluetooth, CE, FCC, IC, South Korea and Japan qualified
Engineering samples and development kits will be available from Bluegiga’s authorized distributors in April 2013. Mass production is in June 2013.
BLE113 Development Kit
BLE113 evaluation kit is available with ordering code: DKBLE113
The evaluation kit contains a BLE113 evaluation board, CC Debugger firmware programmer, BLED112 USB dongle, two BLE113 modules, cables and documentation. The BLE113 Bluetooth Smart Software Development Kit can be downloaded from Bluegiga’s customer support site (
More information on BLE113:
Contact us: Mikko Savolainen, +358-9-4355060,

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March 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

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