Inaugural Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia to take place during Pan-Asia's only cruise industry event.
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific proudly introduces the inaugural Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia.
This award will honor an individual who has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to the development of the cruise industry in Asia, distinguishing themselves through their dedication to, and passion for, the industry within the Pan-Asia region.
The award's namesake, Rama Rebbapragada, embodied this dedication. During his quarter-century-long career with Royal Caribbean International, Rebbapragada created awareness of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to the international cruise community, while being a true friend to all who knew him all over the world.
The recipient will be chosen by a select group of industry leaders, and will be presented during Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific by Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Michael Bayley, who was a close friend and colleague of Rebbapragada's for many years. "I am touched and honored to present this award in tribute to Rama. He was a true innovator who had a clear passion for the cruise business, and most of all, was a great friend," said Bayley. "The recipient of this award represents the impressive vision and commitment Rama had for the Asia market."
Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will take place October 9-10, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
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