UBM Tech Takes Home Six Awards from ExpoNext Conference

Company Wins Expo Elite, Rising Star and EXCITE Awards, with Four Honorable Mentions

Jul 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech live events and professionals collectively accepted six awards at ExpoNext 2014, a conference and awards program designed by the editors of EXPO for leading tradeshow and event producers. The awards recognized UBM Tech's strong leadership and highlighted the company's strides in community engagement, media relations, PR strategy and more.

UBM Tech Takes Home Six Awards from ExpoNext Conference

The awards UBM Tech received include:

Expo Elite Award
     -  Paul Miller, CEO

The Expo Elite Awards honor some of the most distinguished event executives who have developed forward-thinking strategies within their organizations and had a positive influence on the industry. Miller took home the Expo Elite award as the visionary of UBM Tech's community strategy, which places live events at the core of all business efforts. The strategy has proven successful in boosting event attendance by leveraging highly relevant content across online editorial communities.

To view the entire list of Expo Elite Award honorees, visit: http://www.expoweb.com/article/breaking-mold-2014-expo-elite/

Rising Star Award 
     -   Amanda Baikie, Strategic Account Manager, Interop
     -   Katie Stern, Conference Manager, Electronics

Expo's Rising Star Awards recognize 20 young professionals in the events and exhibitions industry who have made a major impact in their field. After UBM Tech's acquisition of DesignCon, Stern took the reins. She transitioned a "no frills" show into a must-attend event with a rapidly growing expo floor. Baikie has continued to break her sales goals for Interop Las Vegas and New York, landing 13 new strategic accounts in the past event cycle.

For the complete listing of the Rising Star award recipients, visit: http://www.expoweb.com/article/introducing-expos-rising-stars/

UBM Tech events won three categories of the EXCITE awards:
     -  Hybrid Event: Enterprise Connect
     -  Media Coverage: Black Hat USA 2013 
     -  Public Relations Campaign: Game Developers Conference 2013

UBM Tech events also received four honorable mentions, previously announced in May: Interop for Hybrid Event, Game Developers Conference 2013 for Media Coverage, and EE! Live and Interop Las Vegas 2014 for Overall Use of Social Media.

To see the full list of EXPO E.X.C.I.T.E. Award winners, visit: http://expoweb.com/article/expo-excite-awards/

"We couldn't be happier to see Paul Miller being honored for his strong leadership, push for innovation and ongoing support of our community approach, which is at the core of each event's strategy being recognized by EXPO," said UBM Tech Events President Marco Pardi. "It's also inspiring to see our younger professionals implement fresh ideas to help drive our community-focused mission. Our event and community teams work collaboratively to ensure that we're producing the best possible content and onsite experience for customers across all of our brands, and we're overjoyed that this effort is being acknowledged by EXPO."

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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For further information: Kimberly Samra, 415-947-6762, kimberly.samra@ubm.com