Announcing the Inaugural ACS Careers' Virtual Career Fair in Conjunction with Informex and C&EN

By Informex, PRNE
Sunday, September 26, 2010

100% Virtual Show in November Will Facilitate Networking Opportunities, Deliver Educational Content and Connect Employers with Potential Employees

PRINCETON, New Jersey, September 27, 2010 - The American Chemical Society, Informex, and Chemical & Engineering News
(C&EN) announced today that they are to partner in hosting the 'ACS Careers
Virtual Career Fair in conjunction with Informex and C&EN' a completely
virtual event, to be held November 2-3, 2010. The American Chemical Society (, the world's largest
scientific society, chose to work with Informex (,
the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry, and
C&EN (, the ACS' flagship publication, to present an
opportunity rich event for the chemical industry. The virtual career fair
will utilize an online platform that will host an exhibition floor with
booths for recruiters and companies looking to engage candidates, an
auditorium to view career themed webcasts and a networking lounge where the
chemical industry can connect.

Each day of the two day event will focus on a career related theme. The
first day will center on "Outlook for Chemical, Pharma and Biotech
Industries" while the second day will focus more generally on "Career
Development." The career fair will begin at 9:00am EST on both mornings with
a keynote session, followed by four additional webinars throughout the day.
Continuously from 9:00am through 6:00pm the event show floor will be open for
candidates to visit with recruiters and corporate human resources
representatives, and the networking lounge will be open all day for informal
chats as well as scheduled topic discussions. UBM Studios (, a leader in virtual events and virtual business
solutions, will provide the virtual interface for the event.

Jennifer Jessup, Informex/UBM Global Brand Director, commented, "Informex
has a strong history in both the fine and specialty chemical markets and
through our combined efforts with the American Chemical Society the virtual
career fair will connect a huge array of corporate chemical industries and a
large pool of recruiters and job seekers. With the struggles all job seekers
are facing in a slowly recovering economy, we decided this virtual career
fair would be the best way for us to host both educational and networking

Additionally, during the first week in November, C&EN will be publishing
its annual Employment Outlook edition of the publication. The content of this
edition of the leading scientific publication serving the chemical, life
sciences, and laboratory world will closely tie in with the 'ACS Careers'
Virtual Career Fair in conjunction with Informex and C&EN' in both webinars
and in scheduled chat session in the networking lounge. On the first morning
of the event, the keynote webinar will discuss C&EN's finding on employment
trends and developments in the chemical, pharma and biotech industries.

"By adding a virtual event edition to our already successful physical ACS
Career Fairs, which will take place in Boston, MA on August 22-26, 2010 and
Anaheim, CA on March 27-31, 2011, we are able to provide employment
opportunities to a wider and more diverse audience," stated David Harwell,
Assistant Director of ACS Careers. "The ACS is thrilled to be working with
Informex and C&EN on the inaugural ACS Careers Virtual Career Fair. The
virtual career fair will operate with innovative technology to connect a
large community of students and business professionals to corporate
exhibitors and recruiters in a virtual exhibition hall."

The 'ACS Careers Virtual Career Fair in conjunction with Informex and
C&EN' will include many of the features that one would expect to find at a
traditional physical event, including:

    - Exhibit Halls complete with interactive exhibitor booths and
    - An Auditorium hosting live, scheduled presentations
    - A Resource Center featuring white papers, podcasts and
      informative content
    - A Lounge for networking and relationship-building via instant
      messaging or group chat

Registration for this career fair will open in mid-September and there
will be opportunities for pre-registration prior to that time. For more
information about this event, or to pre-register, please visit or

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by
the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world's largest
scientific society and a global leader in providing access to
chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed
journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington,
, and Columbus, Ohio.

Organized by UBM Live, Informex is the leading meeting place for buyers
and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. As the
leading fine chemical trade show in the United States, InformexUSA has been a
marketplace for networking and doing business in the fine, custom and
specialty chemical manufacturing industry for more than 25 years. Visitors to
the show come from a broad range of manufacturing industries including
adhesives, electronics, agrochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals,
plastics, paints, and more. Each year the event brings together an
international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals
professionals and 500 exhibitors.

About UBM Studios (

UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.
A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live
and online events that brings business value to customers. UBM Studios
connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio
that fits every budget. UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to
offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing
and gaming. UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual
Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual
Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings,
Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training. UBM
Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and
North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building
and education.

Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director of UBM International Media, +1-609-759-4707, jennifer.jessup at; or Richard Kerns of Impress Public Relations, +44(0)161-728-5880, richard at, or Erin Hatzi, +1-503-928-7870, erin at, all for Informex

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