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UBM Asia Appoints Joji George as Managing Director of UBM India

HONG KONG, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Asia Ltd announces today that it has appointed Joji George as Managing Director of its subsidiary, UBM India with effect from 3 December, 2012. Joji will take over from Sanjeev Khaira, who has been in the post for three years, after working for one year as Managing Director of Publishing and On-line business, UBM India.

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In his new position, Joji will continue to grow UBM India's exhibition, conference, publishing and on-line business. Having been established in India for just six years, UBM India is now the leading exhibition organiser in the country.

Joji was with Percept Sports and Entertainment as CEO, spearheading some of the largest events in the country. Prior to this, he was with the Global Brand Forum, Astro, MTV and Yahoo in South East Asia at senior management positions specifically in the key areas of new business development, brand management, marketing and promotions. Joji will report to Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia based in the regional office in Hong Kong.

Sanjeev Khaira is transferring within UBM to take up the new post of Managing Director - Market Development, EMEA with UBM Live, based in the London head office.

In announcing the appointment, Jimé Essink, President and Chief Executive Officer of UBM Asia said:

"I am delighted that Joji is joining us in India. He brings with him excellent credentials and experience in our sector and new ideas from the large and varied events he has been running throughout India. Also I am very pleased that Sanjeev remains within the organisation and I am sure we will continue to see a lot of him in our business. India is one of our most important markets and I am pleased that we have been able to develop the business well in India with Sanjeev at the helm."

Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia said:

"I am looking forward to working closely with Joji as we continue to grow our own exhibitions and conferences organically, geo-adapt those from within the UBM portfolio of brands, increase presence on-line, as well as influencing the Indian exhibition industry in terms of professionalisation, venue development and sustainability."

Notes to Editors

1.    About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 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 1,100 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 business media 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. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist 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 www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

For press enquiries, please contact:

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

Elsie Hui, Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: [email protected]

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