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Chris Kilbee Appointed Group Director of UBM Pharma Portfolio

January 10, 2014

AMSTERDAM, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Kilbee responsible for driving the portfolio globally including increased

emphasis on digital and content

CPhI, part of UBM Live, has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee to the role of
Group Director of the UBM Pharma Portfolio. Central to the role is responsibility for the
strategic development and delivery of market leading event brands CPhI, ICSE, Inno-Pack
and P-MEC, held in Europe, China, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, South America and
South-East Asia and digital solutions including CPhI Online and CPhI Pharma Evolution.

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Chris will be responsible for the delivery of trusted CPhI global brands that connect
Pharma buyers and suppliers, a continued focus on providing high-quality content and
conferences, and added value for customers. He has targeted growth in emerging markets,
mirroring shifts within the wider pharma industry, with CPhI continuing to expand into the
world’s largest and growing markets.

Chris has already overseen the launch of CPhI Istanbul – a new event starting in 2014
- and the completion of the company’s first Annual Industry Report. Utilising a newly
formed expert industry panel, the report featured an unbiased analysis of the global
pharmaceutical market, holistically examining the current environment and forecasting
future trends.

A highly experienced business leader who has worked across a number of different parts
of UBM, most recently running a media and events business based in London Chris brings new
insights and approaches to the pharma brand.

Commenting on his appointment, Kilbee remarked: “I am delighted to be taking on this
position and overseeing the Pharma portfolio at UBM Live. It is our vision to widen CPhI’s
pharma portfolio across new and diverse geographies and platforms where we see
opportunities emerging, delivering new services that help to connect the pharma community.
CPhI has a proven record of delivery built over two decades and we continually strive to
evolve the business so that it remains flexible and adapts alongside the global pharma
market- maintaining and expanding the brand’s reach as the essential hub to meet new
contacts and build partnerships.”

He continued: “This year we will launch CPhI in Istanbul and we want to continue
focusing on leading the development of the brand within markets where there are
significant opportunities for growth in exports, and/or burgeoning domestic markets with
modernising healthcare reimbursement models. This will ensure CPhI helps international
pharma executives and manufacturers to develop the new pharma economies globally.”

Notes to editors

About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply
chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online
communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year
to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts
events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia and South America co-located
with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for
pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier
directory at CPhI-Online.com and hosts a global community with news and analysis at
PharmaEvolution.com.

For more information visit: http://www.cphi.com

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI and P-MEC
India (3-5 December, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC,
BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (9-11 April, 2014 in Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (16-17 April,
2014 in St Petersburg, Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (20-22 May, 2014
in Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (4-6 June, 2014, Turkey) and CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE,
P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (26-28 June, 2014 at SNIEC, Shanghai, China), CPhI South
America (5-7 August 2014 at Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and
InnoPack Worldwide (7-9 October 2014, Paris Nord Villepinte, France).

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five
continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their
brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World,
IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live
exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and
certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across
more than 20 industry sectors.

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