The Green Cruising Showcase -- a special section of the trade show -- is set to debut at the 2013 Cruise Shipping Miami Exhibition, slated for Tuesday, March 12 through Thursday, March 14.

The Showcase brings together exhibitors supplying environmental solutions to cruise lines into a single pavilion and provides a platform for those exhibitors to present their products and services directly to representatives of major cruise lines attending the event.

With the increasing emphasis on environmental best practices and stricter regulations on everything from cleaning products to coatings to recycling and wastewater treatment, cruise companies are sourcing products and services that comply with regulations and improve efficiencies.

The Green Cruising Showcase enables providers of the latest products and technologies in the environmental arena to speak directly to cruise line buyers.

"Based on the feedback we received from the cruise lines about the increasing importance of the environmental perspective of the cruise business, we felt it was imperative to provide a way to enhance interaction between suppliers and buyers," said Daniel Read, director of the Cruise Shipping Portfolio for UBM Live, the show organizers.

"The result is the Green Cruising Showcase, which highlights the latest in environmental solutions and gives exhibitors a platform to network with and tell their stories to their market and key stakeholders."

Not only will suppliers of "green" products and services be collected into a dedicated sector pavilion for the first time, exhibitors will give 25-minute product talks in an innovative presentation theater located on the trade show floor.