UBM plc is pleased to announce that Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, will take on the additional role of UBM Group Chief Representative for China with immediate effect, succeeding Philip Chapnick.
Michael brings with him 30 years of business experience in China, the majority of it in the exhibition industry. He is also Director and Treasurer of UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry based in Paris. Michael will be supported by Hellen (Honglei) Zhang, UBM senior manager, based in Beijing.
Michael joined UBM Asia in 1994, and is responsible for UBM Asia’s fashion, beauty and maritime groups and for the trade fair business in India. He is also a Director of UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd, based in Shanghai. He is a member of Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association and a member of the Asia & Africa and Retail & Tourism Committees of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Tim Cobbold, Chief Executive of UBM plc, said: “China is a very important market in the global exhibitions industry and for UBM more specifically. We are delighted to have Michael’s wealth of experience to continue to build on our commitment to the Chinese events industry.”
“I am very pleased to take on this additional role in China. Good and harmonious working relationships are most important to the Chinese people and to us in UBM, and I look forward to ensuring that our relationships in China continue to grow and develop,” said Michael Duck.
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Kate Postans, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, UBM plc
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