UBM Buys Seatrade Communications to Enhance Maritime Industry Offering

HONG KONG, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM, owner and organiser of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan, and other events serving the Cruise and General Maritime industries worldwide, today announces its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd. 

Seatrade is recognised as a brand leader in the global business to business maritime industries. The company’s Cruise sector events include Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention and Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, supported by Seatrade Cruise Review and the online portal Seatrade Insider. General Maritime events include Sea Asia in Singapore and Seatrade Middle East Maritime in Dubai, supported by the online Seatrade Global portal and Seatrade Magazine. In the Offshore Marine space it organises Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

UBM and Seatrade have a long history of successful partnership on various maritime events worldwide. This acquisition brings together the two leading portfolios in this sector, serving to simplify the events landscape for customers and industry stakeholders alike.

Seatrade has been led by its Executive Chairman and owner Chris Hayman since 2003. Chris will remain with the business as Chairman, ensuring continuity of relationships, content and strategic guidance.The business will remain headquartered in Colchester, UK, with its offices in Dubai, Singapore and China continuing to drive growth in these regions.

Michael Duck, UBM’s Global Maritime Director and Executive Vice President of UBM Asia said:

“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Seatrade for many years, and are delighted to now bring UBM and Seatrade together as one business to better serve our community of customers, delegates and readers across the maritime world. The unified portfolio and management structure will create a simplified, coherent and stronger global offering for our clients. From both a company and personal perspective, I am delighted that Chris Hayman – who is widely known and respected throughout the maritime industry – will be staying with the business. We look forward to working with him and the world class teams at both UBM and Seatrade over the coming years.”

Chris Hayman, Seatrade’s Chairman and owner, said: “Seatrade’s strategy of developing high quality events and global intelligence for the general shipping, offshore marine and cruise sectors, fits well with UBM’s world class events in these fields. We look forward to working with them to expand our combined global reach, and to provide the kind of content which is so critical to success in these dynamic industry sectors.”

Contacts

Mike Tan,

Senior Vice President,

UBM Asia

 

T: +852 2585 6120

E: mike.tan@ubm.com

 

Peter Bancroft,

Director of Communications,

UBM plc

 

T: +44 (0) 20 7921 5961

E: communications@ubm.com

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Notes to Editors

1. About UBM plc

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.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBMNews for news from all UBM’s businesses; follow @UBM for a flavour of UBM from selected members of UBM’s Twitterati.

2. Website links

Marintec China: www.marintecchina.com

Sea Japan: www.seajapan.ne.jp/en

Cruise Shipping Miami www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami

Sea Asia: www.sea-asia.com

Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention: www.latinamerica-cruise.com

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum: www.seatrade-middleeastcruise.com

Seatrade Middle East Maritime: www.seatrade-middleeast.com

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East: www.middleeastworkboats.com

Seatrade Global: www.seatrade-global.com

Seatrade Insider: www.seatrade-insider.com

Seatrade Magazine: www.seatrademagazine.com

3. Image

A high resolution image of Michael Duck, UBM’s Global Maritime Director and Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, and Chris Hayman, Seatrade’s Chairman, is available on request.

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DHL Delivers to Chinese Football Fans with CSL Partnership

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DHL and the Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) jointly announced that DHL has become an official partner of CSL at a signing ceremony held yesterday in the capital. The world’s leading express and logistics company and the nation’s premiere football association agreed on a major sponsorship package which will run from 2014 through 2017. The sponsorship underscores DHL’s long-term commitment to the China market, its support for the development of Chinese football, and its recognition of CSL as the top level of Chinese association football.

DHL becomes official partner of the Chinese Football Association Super League.

DHL becomes official partner of the Chinese Football Association Super League.

 

DHL Express CEO Mr. Ken Allen and Chinese Football Association Super League General Manager Liu Weidong exchange gifts  at the signing ceremony.

DHL Express CEO Mr. Ken Allen and Chinese Football Association Super League General Manager Liu Weidong exchange gifts at the signing ceremony.

 

The partnership will see DHL building on the excitement of football in China and engaging in new marketing activities to interact with Chinese customers and employees. As part of the agreement, DHL’s branding will appear on the football pitches and in the stadiums where CSL matches take place.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, commented on the significance of the partnership, “Globally, DHL has a long history of partnering some of the world’s most prestigious events such as Formula 1™ and Rugby World Cup 2015, and the world’s biggest football club Manchester United. This latest partnership celebrates the shared values we have with CSL and the sport of football, including speed, passion and teamwork  the same ones we strive to deliver for our customers. We are confident that this will be a fruitful partnership where we can deliver the passion and excitement of Chinese football, and foster even stronger brand connections with our Chinese consumers.”

Vice President of the Chinese Football Association Yu Hongchen commented, “We are pursuing the same brand spirit with DHL, which is speed, passion and teamwork. The partnership with a globally respected company like DHL will definitely help CSL to sustain its healthy growth momentum.”

Mr. Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “Sports ignites passion. As the nation’s premier league, the Chinese Football Association Super League has been steadily developing in recent years  its viewership around the country has reached a record high. Thirty-four years ago, DHL was the first international express company to operate in China and we have grown in tandem with the country’s remarkable development. This sponsorship marks our continued commitment to the market, our partners and customers we hope to delight each day with our service.”

Chinese Football Association Super League is the most well-received and influential domestic athletic series. In recent years, CSL has attracted significant attention and support from both within and out of China. Partners of CSL benefit from advertising platforms which raise corporate awareness and expand brand influence. CSL is strengthening its partner strategy with the strong addition of DHL, leveraging the passion and support for football in China, and taking its game to the next level.

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