Delegate and visitor registration for the 2013 Cruise Shipping Miami conference and exhibition is now open. The annual global cruise industry event is scheduled for March 11-14, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and online registration is available here.

For the 29th edition of Cruise Shipping, event organizers UBM Live have revamped the conference program, which now features four category “streams” that bring thematically similar topics together. The streams include “Shipbuilding, Operations and Technology”; “Destinations and Ports,” “Market Segments” and “Product Development.”

“Attendees can expect an exciting, redeveloped event with everything from new suppliers to ground-breaking content touching on hot industry topics,” said Daniel Read, director of UBM Live’s Cruise Shipping Portfolio.

“We took feedback from last year’s conference and put together forward-thinking sessions and revised the show floor layout, which will feature key industry trends and enhance buyer-supplier interaction.”

The new conference session lineup features four thematic streams and each stream will have one session Tuesday afternoon and two concurrent sessions — morning and afternoon — on Wednesday and Thursday.

The World Cruise Tourism Summit opens Monday, March 11, on the first day of the conference. Organized in cooperation with Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, the summit will feature a series of round-table discussions by cruise experts and Cruise Lines International Association representatives on pertinent industry topics.

Tuesday, March 12, opens with the State of the Industry Session, the only plenary session during the event, with top cruise line executives and industry figures addressing a wide range of trends and frank assessments of the state of the business.