October 23, 2008

United Business Media’s Chief Executive Officer, David Levin, to Speak at Future of Business Media Conference, Sharing Insight on the Internationalization of Business Media

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Business Media Limited (UBM), a leading global media and marketing services company, today announced that David Levin, Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the Future of Media Business Conference in New York City on October 28 (http://www.fobmconference.com/). Levin will participate on a panel entitled "The Internationalization of Business Media Companies" with William Pollak, CEO, Incisive Media North America and Graham Earnshaw, President of Xinhua Finance Media. Chris Ahearn, President, Reuters Media at Thomson Reuters, will moderate the session. The Future of Business Media Conference will focus on the business and trade media industry, and the implications of industry consolidation and the advent of digital media.

Over the past four years, UBM has substantially repositioned its businesses towards events, online media and database products to take advantage of the shifting patterns of industry growth, media consumption and marketing spend. UBM has invested in both innovative organic initiatives and since 2005 more than 60 'bolt-on' acquisitions valued at 424 million pounds Sterling, mainly in events and data businesses to develop integrated media product portfolios designed to serve specific commercial and professional communities. UBM has also invested in developing its businesses in emerging markets, including China (where UBM is the largest private tradeshow organizer), India and most recently, Latin and Central America.

About United Business Media Limited (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 journalists 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, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

   Contact:   Alix Raine   United Business Media   [email protected]   p - 516-562-7827   c - 516-445-3119    Editor's Note:  

Levin Biography: Prior to heading UBM, Levin was CEO of Symbian, which he joined after serving as CEO of Psion, Symbian's parent company. While at Psion, Levin led the acquisition of Teklogix and managed Psion's exit from the consumer handheld business. Previously, Levin held senior management positions at the Euromoney Institutional Investor. Levin began his career with consulting firm Bain and Company, working around the world including West Africa, North Asia, Southeast Asia and the U.S.

United Business Media Limited

CONTACT: Alix Raine of United Business Media, +1-516-562-7827, or cell,+1-516-445-3119, [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.fobmconference.com/http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/

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