October 23, 2008

Aviation Industry Group’s Airline Purchasing Expo Anticipates a 300% Increase in Revenue

EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Business Media, a subsidiary of United Business Media Ltd., announced today continued growth in its aviation exhibition business.

Aviation Industry Group, based in London, focusing on the commercial aviation industry is continuing to show positive growth of its events products. The Airline Purchasing Expo (http://www.aviationindustrygroup.com/) is well on its way to being sold out for 2009 anticipating that revenue growth will exceed 300% over 2006 when the exhibition first moved to the London Olympia Exhibitions arena.

The exhibition brings together the key buyers in the Technical Airline Procurement, Component and Maintenance Industry with leading companies in Manufacturing, Components, Avionics/Instrumentation, Interiors, Aircraft Maintenance, Repair Stations and Distribution/Logistics.

The exhibition is supplemented by two conferences, which take place at the event, as well as 'meet the airline' and 'meet the supplier' speed-dating opportunities. For the first time in 2008 the Airline Purchasing Expo also hosted the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Europe Expo. The latter has proven popular with MRO exhibitors in view of the close liaison between airline purchasing, engineering and maintenance personnel when making outsourcing decisions.

Attendance at the show has grown from 1,040 attendees in 2006 to over 1,800 in 2008, a 42% increase, with over 2250 attendees expected in 2009. Paul Copping, Managing Director of AIG says "this show has been phenomenal for us. It demonstrates that if you have the right product in the right market at the right time you can succeed despite a weakening economy."

About Commonwealth Business Media (http://www.cbizmedia.com/)

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., a subsidiary of United Business Media Ltd., is the leading information provider to the global trade, transportation and travel markets with comprehensive proprietary data, news and analytical content. Its leading brands include The Journal of Commerce, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, Air Cargo World, Traffic World, Official Airline Guide and Aviation Industry Group, a number of directory databases covering the international trade, railroad and trucking markets. The Company also produces more than 30 conferences serving the international trade, aviation and maritime markets. Commonwealth is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey, with offices in Newark, San Francisco, New Haven, Long Beach, San Diego, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto, Washington DC, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Dunstable and Sassenheim.

About United Business Media Ltd. (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalist to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, Techninsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

Commonwealth Business Media

CONTACT: Jill Rodby, Vice President Communications of CommonwealthBusiness Media, [email protected], +1-415-847-6768

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