Friday, August 01, 2014
News this week: UBM plc announced its acquisition of long-term partner, Seatrade Communications Ltd, a global B2B media company focused on the maritime industries. The two companies have partnered on various maritime events in the past. Seatrade’s executive chairman and owner, Chris Hayman, will remain as chairman of the business.
Seatrade’s portfolio of global events includes Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention, Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, Sea Asia in Singapore, Seatrade Middle East Maritime in Dubai, and Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East in Abu Dhabi. These events are supported by various online and print publications including Seatrade Cruise Review, Seatrade Insider, Seatrade Global portal and Seatrade Magazine.
Michael Duck, UBM’s global maritime director and executive vp of UBM Asia, commented, “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.”