Asia Fresh News

Asia Fresh Stories

UBM CEO David Levin Strengthened Ties with Government Bodies and the Exhibition Industry with His China Visit

leave a comment »

HONG KONG, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — David Levin, CEO of UBM plc visited China from May 26 to June 5, 2013 and had successful meetings and exchanges with Chinese government bodies and exhibition industry during his visits to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

UBM CEO David Levin made his keynote speech at CIFTIS 2013

From left: Philip Chapnick, UBM Group Chief Representative in China; Margaret Ma, Managing Director of UBM China; Wen Zhongliang, Deputy President of Shanghai Hongqiao New Exhibition Center; David Levin, CEO of UBM; Jime Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia; and Zhang Xueqiang, Managing Director of UBM Sinoexpo

Accompanied by Philip Chapnick, UBM Group Chief Representative in China, David met with senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Tianjin and Shanghai Municipalities, including:

Madam Qiu Hong, Assistant Minister of MOFCOM
Mr Lv Jijian, Deputy Director of Department of Trade in Services of MOFCOM
Mr Ren Xuefeng, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipality
Mr Zhou Bo, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipality
Mr Liu Jiangang, Director General of Tianjin Commission of Commerce
Mr Chen Xianjin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce
Mr Ma Xiao, Party Chief of CCPIT Shandong Sub-Council
On May 29, Mr Levin attended the 2nd China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) officiated by Premier Li Keqiang, and he delivered a keynote speech at China International Conference on the Development of MICE Industry on May 28.

In his speech, he announced that UBM would be organising a non-profit-making public seminar in December 2013 to help bring global best practices in internet and social media marketing to the Chinese exhibition industry. The seminar, proposed and supported by Department of Trade in Services of MOFCOM, is co-organised with China Convention & Exhibition Society (CCES).

Mr Levin said: “This seminar is our attempt to give something meaningful back to the exhibition community in which we work here in China. As a global organiser, we have learned quite a bit about how to utilise the internet and social media effectively and we think that by sharing it with our fellow Chinese exhibition companies, we can raise the bar for exhibitions across China, something that will make business better for all of us in this segment of China’s dynamic and expanding service sector.” (For information on the seminar, please contact Ms Hellen Zhang at UBM China via phone: +86-10-5765-2888 or email:

UBM is the largest independent trade fair organiser in China with over 800 staff in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hong Kong and operates 60 plus events in China. Its first exhibition in China was Marintec China in Shanghai which has been held in Shanghai since 1981 without interruption. Other UBM flagship international events in Shanghai include Furniture China, Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo, HDD (Hotel +Design & Deco), CPhI China, All China Leather Exhibition and DenTech China.

Apart from extensive and in-depth exchanges with Mr Zhou Bo, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipality and Mr Chen Xianjin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce, Mr Levin also met with Mr Wen Zhongliang, Deputy President of Shanghai Hongqiao New Exhibition Center.

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM Asia (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 29 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342

Vicky Cheung, Senior Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342

Written by asiafreshnews

June 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: