Tag: UBM


The exhibition technology of the future Features

Dr James Morgan, founder of the UK’s Event Tech Lab, talks to three organisers about the exhibition technology of the future.   2018 saw some great new technologies introduced into the exhibitions industry. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of chatbots, matchmaking platforms and many other applications have come to the fore. The use of wearables and software applications to improve on data collection and...

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The inside scoop on the year’s biggest acquisition Features

Peter Hall, EMEA President at Informa, speaks to Paul Colston and sheds some light on one of the biggest deals of the year – the acquisition of UBM by Informa.   You were planning for the combination with UBM, presumably, for a while. Tell us a bit about that early process and how the preparatory work measured up to the reality once you were able...

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Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was officially signed to support for ProPak Philippines 2019 Asia

Global exhibition organiser UBM is to launch ProPak in the Philippines in January 2019. The launch follows the successful 27th edition of the big regional ProPak Asia 2018 trade show  held in Bangkok in June and attended by 48,799 visitors. Over, 1,160 delegates went to Bangkok from the Philippines, including 450 delegates led by the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). A ProPak Philippines Investment Forum...

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MITEC launches new partnership with UBM Malaysia Asia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has announced a new five-year agreement with UBM Malaysia. The Memorandum of Understanding which is established between UBM Malaysia and MITEC will see the venue hosting four of UBM’s events from 2019 to 2023, and a biennial event from 2019 to 2028. The signing ceremony took place in MITEC, and saw Gunther Beissel, CEO of MITEC, joined...

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The highest revenue exhibitions companies in the world EuropeWorld

A study completed by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) shows that five companies from Germany rank among the top ten for revenue in exhibitions. Reed Exhibitions topped the list (€1.264bn) ahead of UBM (€979m). Messe Frankfurt were third at €669m, with Informa closed behind on €631m. Four additional German businesses ranked 7thto 10th: Messe Dusseldorf (€370m), Koelnmesse (€360m), Deutsche Messe Hanover...

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Ex-UBM man Simon Mills appointed executive director at ExCeL London Europe

Former UBM group director Simon Mills is to join ExCeL London in the UK as executive director. He will have commercial responsibility for Exhibitions, Media and Food & Beverage. Mills has spent the past 17 years at global event and conference organiser UBM. His most recent role was group director of the Brand, Design and Protection Portfolio, overseeing a portfolio of 17 products. During that...

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UBM’s healthcare events portfolio continues to grow AmericasWorld

UBM has announced that its Latin America businesses have acquired ExpoMed (Mexico) from LIVEMED and Live Healthcare (Brazil) from founders Dr. Vitor Assentuno and Dr. Raphael Gordilho, 15 June. Through these acquisitions, UBM continues to grow its portfolio of healthcare events and further expands its position as a leader in the Latin America healthcare sector. “Healthcare is a strategic vertical for UBM Americas, particularly in Mexico and...

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ITE Group sells Malaysian organiser to UBM subsidiary RegionWorld

ITE Group has announced that it has sold Malaysian organiser TradeLink ITE to UBMMG Holdings – a subsidiary of UBM – for a total cash consideration of MYR 23 million (£4.2m)*. The total consideration will be payable upon completion and the proceeds will be reinvested into the Group. Tradelink is the owner of Malaysian metalworking exhibition Metaltech. In the year to 30 September 2017, Tradelink...

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Informa/UBM deal approved by shareholders World

Informa has announced that the £3.9bn (US$5.6bn) offer for UBM has been approved by both UBM and Informa shareholders. Ninety-nine per cent of those voting approved the offer. The resolution to approve the offer was passed at the Informa General Meeting, held today (17 April) at 10h30. While completion of the deal remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set out in...

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