The Journal of Commerce Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference

The Journal of Commerce Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference

NEWARK, NJ (July 29, 2009) — The Journal of Commerce Conferences will host the 2010 Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference (TPM) March 1- 2, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center Hyatt Regency. For its 10th anniversary, TPM will return to Long Beach where the event was held from 2002-2008. The major port city features a laid-back downtown that provides a campus-style setting for the TPM and its attendees to network interact and learn.

"It's appropriate that the TPM conference is returning to Long Beach at this critical time for the shipping business," said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke. "Long Beach is a leader in international trade, and the TPM conference is the premier event for industry leaders to come together, discuss issues and find solutions to mutual challenges. It's a great fit, and we look forward to welcoming the conference back to our city."

The Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference brings together transportation and logistics professionals from all over the world who are involved in the movement of goods across the Pacific to worldwide destinations. Through expert speakers and panel discussions, TPM 2010 will explore the issues facing the industry today in an environment that promotes intensive learning and networking.

"TPM will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, and this event promises to be most important in years, coming during an historic industry downturn and a muddled outlook for when inventory restocking and a general recovery will occur," said John Day, CEO of UBM Global Trade. "As the premier meeting for shippers, carriers, 3PLs, terminals and other players in the trans-Pacific, TPM will deliver insight and answers about the current environment and where things are headed."

TPM 2010 will offer a sober and realistic assessment of the landscape and bring perspective to what is an increasingly difficult environment to read given the brisk pace of change. The program will offer a high level economic outlook followed by a series of sessions that will probe the many challenges, options and opportunities confronting shippers, carriers, 3PLs, terminals and other players grappling with the fallout from the recession.

Some questions that will be addressed during the 2010 TPM event include:

-- Where is the container industry headed after historic rate declines and financial losses?
-- What condition will it be in once a turnaround arrives?
-- How will shippers' approach to Asian sourcing and freight transportation in general have changed?
-- How will carriers, 3PLs, and other service providers need to adapt?
-- How can West Coast Ports begin to regain lost ground after several years of downturn?
-- What can be expected after the planned restructuring of organizations throughout the supply chain?

To register for the conference, contact JOC Conferences at (760) 294-5563 or by email at events@joc.com. To sponsor: contact Anne Morris at amorris@joc.com or (818) 341-3585. For Asia sponsorship information: contact Judy Ow Yeong Y.W. at jowyeong@joc.com or 65-6395-5890. For more information about the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference or other JOC conferences, please visit www.joc.com/conferences  .

About UBM Global Trade
UBM Global Trade, formerly Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., has been the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide since 1827. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, The Journal of Commerce Conferences, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in East Windsor, NJ, with offices throughout the United States and in Canada and Hong Kong. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-221-5488 (+1-609-371-7700 outside the U.S. and Canada).

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring, and the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com .