UBM Asia Commissioned X-Venture to Run ‘Safe Management at International Events’ Course in China

HONG KONG, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia has commissioned X-Venture to run the IOSH-accredited ‘Safe Management at International Events’ course in China in Chinese for the first time this month.

Based on the g-Guide, a downloadable document that sets out minimally accepted safety standards for the global exhibition and event market, the two-day course will be run twice in Shanghai from 17 – 20 November.

The course came about after Simon Garrett, managing director of X-Venture Global Risk Solutions and author of the g-Guide, joined forces with UBM Asia, to translate the relevant course materials into Chinese.

Sponsored by UBM China and UBM Sinoexpo, UBM Asia’s companies based in Shanghai, the two-day course will be run by two Hong Kong trainers and safety consultants that are both chartered IOSH members.

Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, remarked: "UBM Asia is very proud to have been instrumental in bringing X-Venture, a global leader in safety at exhibitions to China.  Many years’ experience will be imparted to Chinese exhibition practitioners in their own language for the first time. This will definitely enhance the safety of all working and operating in trade shows. It’s imperative that people in the exhibition industry know how to exercise extreme vigilance when it comes to human safety."

"The rapidly growing trade exhibition market in China is challenging even for leading event organisers like UBM especially when it comes to health and safety," said Mr. Garrett. "This is part of a package of measures to improve health and safety and facilitate further growth on a sustainable basis. I am delighted that we have been given this opportunity by UBM."

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

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 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products 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, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

2.   About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 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.

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