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Seatrade cements its presence in the Middle East region

L-R: Nawfal Al Jourani, head, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office; Amer Ali, executive director, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA); Simon Parker, managing director UBM EMEA London and Andrew Williams, group brand director, UBM EMEA. L-R: Nawfal Al Jourani, head, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office; Amer Ali, executive director, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA); Simon Parker, managing director UBM EMEA London and Andrew Williams, group brand director, UBM EMEA.

UBM plc, with over 300 marketing-leading B2B events a year, has opened its first dedicated UBM office in Dubai.

UBM plc acquired the Seatrade portfolio in 2014 and the full complement of Seatrade’s Middle East-based staff now operate from UBM`s new offices in Publishing Pavilion, Dubai Production City, Dubai, UAE - after more than 10 years based in Al Jaddaf under the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).

Present during the inaugural ceremony of the new office were top UBM executives and local government officials.

Andrew Williams, group brand director, UBM EMEA, said, ‘The relocation of the Seatrade team into a dedicated UBM office in the UAE strengthens our position as a leading events business globally. This is expected to significantly grow our brand in the Middle East, which currently includes several maritime and cruise events, as well as publications and our popular online maritime and cruise news sites. While the office is now under the UBM name, the Seatrade business and brand remains the key focus for UBM in the UAE and is getting stronger each year.’

 

Posted 18 May 2017

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Mary Bond

Managing director publishing and content at Seatrade

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