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John Van Der Valk Appointed MD Of UBM Live Amsterdam


12/19/2013 9:13:02 AM

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19 December, 2013- Amsterdam: UBM Live, a global events-led marketing and communications services business, has announced the appointment of John van der Valk as the new Managing Director of the UBM Live Amsterdam business.

His responsibilities will include the management of the pharma portfolio including the Company’s flagship brand CPhI Worldwide, which continues to evolve as the leading pharmaceutical event globally. As part of his new role, John is focusing on the integration of digital media within the live events portfolio. One example is the CPhI Online directory, which provides pharmaceutical buyer’s access to the CPhI database of the industry’s foremost suppliers, including a search function for individual services and products. The ultimate goal is to make it easier for exhibitors to meet with international pharmaceutical companies, stay informed about the latest industry trends and remain ahead of a constantly changing pharmaceutical market.

John has over 15 years' experience within the events and media business, and comes to UBM Live from VNU. He has extensive knowledge of large-scale trade and consumer shows, digital marketing services, partner relationships and product development.

"I am delighted that John has joined the UBM Live team. John's experience and expertise is invaluable to his leadership of the Food and Pharma portfolios as we continue to focus on our customer's needs, and the deliverance of outstanding customer experience," stated Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Live. Foster continued, "John's contributions to the UBM Live Board, and to our global collaborations for growth and development of the business, play a significant role."

Commenting on his appointment, John van der Valk remarked, "It is a really exciting time to be joining UBM Live as we build a global portfolio of industry leading pharma events. Working alongside Chris Kilbee, together we look forward to helping grow the pharma portfolio so that CPhI Worldwide and sister events continue to drive growth, partnerships and business across the pharma industry. Our aims for 2014 are to launch our events in new markets and to expand the scope of content we provide so that we can help industry stay in touch year round”

About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia and South America co-located with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com and hosts a global community with news and analysis at PharmaEvolution.com.

For more information visit: www.cphi.com

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI and P-MEC India (3-5 December, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (9-11 April, 2014 in Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (16-17 April, 2014 in St Petersburg, Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (20-22 May, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (4-6 June, 2014, Turkey) and CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (26-28 June, 2014 at SNIEC, Shanghai, China), CPhI South America (5-7 August 2014 at Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo- Brazil); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Worldwide (7-9 October 2014, Paris Nord Villepinte, France).

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Alex Heeley or Tristan Jervis

De Facto Communications

T: +44 207 203 6745 / 6740

E: a.heeley@defacto.com / t.jervis@defacto.com

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