HONG KONG, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM announces today that its Ecobuild events will team up with the Greenbuild event organised by AMB Exhibitions Sdn Bhd based in Malaysia. Both parties will support and co-operate with each other on the sales and marketing of these events.
Held at London's ExCeL, Ecobuild is the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. The 2012 event in March brought together more than 57,000 industry professionals who explored the products, services and innovations from over 1,500 exhibitors. This established brand has also been geo-adapted to Asia, in India and China.
Greenbuild Asia is Southeast Asia's biggest event for sustainable building, design and construction. Held in conjunction with the International Construction Week 2012 hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board. The last event in Kuala Lumpur welcomed over 11,000 trade buyers and 450 exhibiting companies from 32 countries. In 2013, the exhibition will move to a larger exhibition venue at the Putra World Trade Centre to accommodate the increasing demand for space.
This is the second co-operation between UBM and AMB. Last May, UBM acquired AMB's businesses related to water, livestock, energy, and mechanical/electrical industries in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Of these, the two largest shows are AsiaWater and ASEAN M&E Expo. AMB's founder Andrew Siow Kwang Vian remained with the business as a consultant following the acquisition, together with his employees.
Andrew Siow Kwang Vian said:
"We have had a very rewarding year with UBM. Their strong international network and professionalism add new impetus to the events. I look forward to another successful co-operation with UBM on Greenbuild Asia."
Jime Essink, President & Chief Executive Officer of UBM Asia said:
"Southeast Asia is a big potential market for sustainable construction and building. We are very pleased that our Ecobuild events can co-operate with AMB's Greenbuild event to tap this market because we have experienced the tremendous contribution from Andrew and his team to UBM's accelerated growth in the exhibition industry in Southeast Asia, which made UBM Malaysia already the biggest exhibition organiser in Malaysia."
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com) Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have over 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff in 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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