Leading in Asia

Last year over 1.5m people visited our events in Asia

UBM Asia

UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia with over 250 events. In 2016 we helped almost 50,000 exhibitors do business in 19 niche sectors. Most of our events have been around for decades and are the must-attend event in their sectors in that country, region or even the world.

Our 1,600 people in 26 major cities combine local expertise with a global industry network to provide high-quality events and the best customer experience for event attendees from all over the world.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

#1 Organiser in Asia
#1 Organiser in Asia
#1 Organiser in China
#1 Organiser in China
#1 Organiser in India
#1 Organiser in India
#1 Organiser in South East Asia
#1 Organiser in South East Asia

Our Sectors

Jewellery and Gem
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Pharma and Healthcare
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Lifestyle
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Transport and Logistics
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Food and Agriculture
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Fashion
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Hospitality and Leisure
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Other - Lighting
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Our Leading Brands

OSEA
OSEA

The gateway to Asia’s oil and gas industry

Food & Hotel Asia
Food & Hotel Asia

The premier and most comprehensive trade event for Asia’s food and hospitality industry

FHC China
FHC China

China’s global food and hospitality trade show

ProPak China
ProPak China

China’s No. 1 event for the Processing and packaging industries

BroadcastAsia
BroadcastAsia

Asia’s most comprehensive and integrated broadcasting, digital multimedia and entertainment event

CommunicAsia
CommunicAsia

Asia’s largest and most established integrated ICT event

September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

The world’s number one fine jewellery event

Furniture China
Furniture China

One of the world’s most prominent platforms for the furniture industry featuring furniture, decor and accessories from 3,500 exhibitors

CBME China
CBME China

The world's largest trade fair for child, baby, maternity products and services

CPhI China
CPhI China

The most comprehensive pure pharma focused event for domestic and international pharmaceutical companies in Asia

Marintec China
Marintec China

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific

China International Optoelectronic Expo
China International Optoelectronic Expo

The world's largest optoelectronics event

Cosmoprof Asia
Cosmoprof Asia

Asia’s leading international beauty trade fair

Hotelex Shanghai
Hotelex Shanghai

The leading hospitality equipment, supplies and fine food trade fair in China

Sign China
Sign China

One of the most high-profile and influential sign events in the world with over 15 years of history

All China Leather Exhibition
All China Leather Exhibition

The premier event for international companies in China

Malaysia International Furniture Fair
Malaysia International Furniture Fair

Southeast Asia’s No.1 furniture trade fair for global buyers

APLF – Leather & Materials
APLF – Leather & Materials

The world’s leading leather trade show in Hong Kong

Istanbul Jewellery Show – March
Istanbul Jewellery Show – March

One of the most important and number one jewellery trade fair bridging Europe and the Middle East

CPhI India
CPhI India

Bringing together more than 32,000 dedicated pharma professionals

DenTech China
DenTech China

China’s leading professional event for the dentistry technology industry established in 1994

Fashion Access
Fashion Access

Asia’s leading fashion accessory trade show in Hong Kong

Food Ingredients Asia
Food Ingredients Asia

ASEAN's largest gathering of food and beverage professionals

Health Ingredients Japan
Health Ingredients Japan

Japan’s largest trade show for functional and health ingredients

P-MEC China
P-MEC China

The most comprehensive pharmaceutical event in China, providing access to the highest number of pharmaceutical machinery and equipment suppliers

Intermach
Intermach

Asia’s largest industrial machinery and subcontracting exhibition

Our Stories

How to Use YouTube to Market Your Exhibit
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8 Ways to Make Exhibiting More Earth-Friendly
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CBME
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Our Management

Jimé Essink
President & CEO
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Michael Duck
Executive Vice President and UBM Group Chief Representative for China
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Christopher Eve
Senior Vice President
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Mike Tan
Senior Vice President
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Wolfram Diener
Senior Vice President
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Suzan Kalim
Senior Vice President
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Margaret Ma-Connolly
Vice President
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Jimé Essink
President & CEO

Appointed: 2007

Responsible for overseeing and growing UBM's business throughout Asia.

Jimé joined UBM Asia in 2007 as CEO and has established it as the leading and largest event organiser in the region with events in 14 different countries and offices in 26 cities. Before joining UBM, Jimé led VNU Exhibitions Europe and Asia for nine years. Jimé studied private and commercial law in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Michael Duck
Executive Vice President and UBM Group Chief Representative for China

Responsible for the Beauty, Maritime and Fashion verticals as well as India. Additional UBM company representation for China relations.

Michael has work experience in many geographies in Europe and the Oceania, and particularly in Asia with Hong Kong as a base, in the last 30 years. He joined UBM Asia in 1994 and is a member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of UFI, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association.

Christopher Eve
Senior Vice President

Responsible for Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the South East Asia region.

Chris started in exhibition in 1992 when he opened the Tokyo office of the Hong Kong Trade Fair Group and launched their first exhibition in Japan. Prior to that, Chris was a navigation officer with the Cunard Steamship Company and also worked as a stock trader in the City of London. Chris graduated with a dual degree in Japanese and Business Studies from Sheffield University, England.

Mike Tan
Senior Vice President

Responsible for Business Development across Asia.

Mike has taken on diverse corporate and operational roles in different Asian geographies and industry verticals during his 20 years with UBM. Now he is focused on seeking acquisitions, partnerships, collaborative tie-ups and other new revenue/business opportunities to grow and strengthen the business. He is also leading the integration of the Allworld business. Mike studied Business Administration in Singapore.

Wolfram Diener
Senior Vice President

Responsible for the jewellery portfolio, UBM Sinoexpo, [UBM China] and UBM Rotaforte.

Wolfram’s 18 years of experience in the exhibition industry began at Hamburg Messe before he came to Asia as the Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Hong Kong.  He was the first General Manager of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), then joined The Venetian in Macau as Vice President, Conventions & Exhibitions. Wolfram studied business management at the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim, Germany.

Suzan Kalim
Senior Vice President

Responsible for HR across Asia.

Suzan has worked in the exhibition industry for 30 years, 22 of those with UBM. She has extensive HR experience and is focused on the implementation of best HR practices and building a high performance corporate culture to support the growth of UBM Asia. Born in Indonesia, Suzan has academic qualifications from Indonesia, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Margaret Ma-Connolly
Vice President

Responsible for the businesses of UBM China and for the child, baby & maternity vertical.

Prior to joining UBM in 2008, Margaret held senior management positions at TNT and Global Sources, and has built up diverse experience in logistics, ecommerce, quality certification, management consulting, business planning, strategic investment and online development. Margaret graduated from Oxford Brooks Business School with an MBA degree and certifications in Project Management, Information System Management and Web Development.

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Map denotes main office in each country plus major offices with more than 25 employees. For full list go to Contacts and Locations.