UBM Live Announces Launch of Informex Asia in Singapore

By Informex, PRNE
Thursday, December 2, 2010

PRINCETON, New Jersey and SINGAPORE, December 3, 2010 - Informex (www.informex.com), the leading meeting place for buyers
and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications, today
announced the launch of the inaugural Informex Asia event, which will run
from November 9th to 10th 2011 at Suntec, Singapore. The format of Informex
Asia will be similar to that of the flagship InformexUSA event and will
feature a diverse exhibit show floor featuring around 100 domestic and
international exhibitors, a high-level conference and various networking
opportunities including a cocktail reception on the first evening.

The two-day conference will feature a line-up of senior figures from both
business and trade associations and will cover topics such as the outlook for
the Southeast Asian chemical market, the transportation and distribution of
chemicals, new technologies and initiatives, sustainability, government
regulations affecting the chemical industry and more.

"Informex is a global event brand that focuses on the premier
marketplaces for the fine and specialty chemical industries and we are
thrilled to be launching in Singapore in 2011," commented UBM Live/Informex
Global Brand Director Jennifer Jessup. "Having undertaken extensive market
research and consulted with regional trade and government organizations, we
believe that Singapore will provide an ideal location at which to bring
together industry leaders from throughout South East Asia and the global
chemical community."

Coinciding with UNESCO's International Year of Chemistry 2011 and
endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Economic
Development Board (EDB), and the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC),
Informex Asia is well-supported in its position to serve a rapidly-expanding
Southeast Asian specialty chemicals market driven by double-digit
manufacturing growth figures in India and China.

"While developed countries still corner nearly 59 percent of the
specialty chemicals market, the growth in the U.S. and Europe is just 2-3
percent compared to Asia at 10-15 percent," said Krithika Tyagarajan,
Research Director for chemicals, material, food practice, Asia Pacific at
Frost & Sullivan.

Singapore's intellectual property protection, its support for research
and development and corporate tax incentives make it attractive for new
investment, as is evident in the recent expansions of major players within
the fine and specialty sectors, including Syngenta's new agricultural R&D
facility, Bayer MaterialScience's Functional Films Research Centre and the
opening of Mitsui's second TAFMER(R) site, with Lanxess being the most recent
investor in Singapore's Jurong Island with its new S$704 million butyl rubber
plant, the largest investment in the German specialty chemicals giant's

Singapore has seen strong growth in end markets such as automotive,
construction, electronics, and pharmaceuticals, while the Singapore Economic
Development Board is aiming to double chemical industry manufacturing output
from S$180 billion in 2004 to S$300 billion by 2018.**

Dr. Magali Bonnier, Specialty Chemicals Manager, A*STAR Institute of
Chemical & Engineering Sciences and a key advisor on the Informex Asia
launch, concluded, "We are very pleased that a global brand such as Informex
will be launching in Singapore next year. Providing a platform for the
Southeast Asian fine and specialty chemicals industries to interact is
extremely beneficial to the growth of the chemical industry in the region."

For further information on Informex Asia go to:

**Source: Labour Market Highlights 2010, Ministry of Manpower and
Singapore Workforce Development Agency, September 2010

UBM Live and UBM Asia are wholly owned subsidiaries of United Business
Media plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to
the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property
industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution,
and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in
more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve
their business communities helping them excel in their market by working
effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to
www.ubmlive.com and www.ubmasia.com.sg.

About Informex: 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 premier, must-attend event in the chemical industry for
the past 27 years, Informex is a marketplace for networking and doing
business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry.
The show traces its origins to a group of members from the Society of
Chemical Manufacturers and Associates (SOCMA) who were looking for an annual
place to meet and do business. Each year the event brings together an
international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals
professionals and 500 exhibitors for the all-encompassing 4 day event.

Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director, UBM Live, +1-609-759-4707, jennifer.jessup at ubm.com; or Michiel Kruse, Managing Director, UBM Asia, +65-6592-0888, michiel.kruse at ubm.com, or Gregory Zheng, Business Development, UBM Asia, +65-6592-0891, gregory.zheng at ubm.com; or Impress Public Relations, Richard Kerns, +44(0)161-728-5880, richard at impress-pr.com, or Erin Hatzi, +1-503-928-7870, erin at impress-pr.com

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