CMP Asia changes its name to UBM Asia

24 March 2009

CMP Asia, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited (UBM) have announced that with effect from March 23, 2009, it will change its name to UBM Asia. CMP Asia, now UBM Asia, are co-organisers of the APLF (Hong Kong) and ACLE (Shanghai) exhibitions, major international trade events for the leather industry.

Jimé Essink, ceo of CMP Asia, will adopt the new title of president & ceo of UBM Asia. Peter Sutton, former president of CMP Asia, has taken on an advisory role for 2009.

Essink, said: ‘In the past, UBM's professional B2B media activities operated under the CMP brand as one of UBM's three core businesses, alongside news distribution and market research. In the course of the last four years UBM has substantially redeveloped its businesses, focusing on news and information distribution service and serving specific professional and commercial B2B communities worldwide.'

UBM Asia is the largest private trade fair organiser in China. In China and Hong Kong, UBM Asia events are the largest of their kind in the country or in Asia. Essink said. ‘Under our new name, UBM Asia will continue to offer the same professional services with the same management team and staff of over 650 people in 15 major cities in Asia.'

UBM Asia operates in 13 market sectors throughout Asia and has its headquarters in Hong Kong. The key industries covered by UBM Asia are: jewellery & gift, beauty & health, furniture, leather & fashion, information technology, hotel & leisure, pharmaceutical, industrial technology and security, cruise and maritime, food, building, paper and nonwovens and aquatic trades.

UBM Asia has over 130 media products in three categories: trade fairs, print and B2B portals. It stages the leading events of their kind across Asia, attracting 30,000 quality exhibitors and 1,270,000 visitors from all over the world to meet their target business partners face-to-face for business matching and networking. It publishes high-quality trade publications for 191,000 industry professionals to capture the market trends and industry news.

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