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.’