UBM Live Appoints Industry Veteran Mark Snell to Lead UBM Canon Events

By Ubm Live, PRNE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LONDON, December 14, 2011 -

UBM Live announces today that Mark Snell has been appointed to succeed Kevin O’Keefe as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of UBM Canon Events.

Mr. Snell has served as the Group Director of UBM Live’s international Customer Management and Air Traffic Control business for the last six years, successfully integrating a number of acquisitions into the business which now comprises a multimedia set of products including exhibitions, conferences, magazine titles, websites, and awards programs.

“I am delighted that Mark is going to lead UBM Canon Events into its next phase of development,” said Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Live. “Combining Canon’s market-leading brands with UBM’s global reach and infrastructure represents a tremendous growth opportunity and one which Mark is uniquely qualified to lead.”  He added, “Mark’s appointment is another example of how international career opportunities at UBM help us attract and retain professionals of the highest calibre.  UBM staff now regularly relocate to and from the US, Europe and Asia to take up new roles within UBM.”

Mr. Foster continued: “We are grateful to Kevin O’Keefe, who grew Canon into the world leader in events for the advanced manufacturing sector it is, and was instrumental in facilitating the smooth integration of the Canon business into UBM. We thank him and wish him the best in his future ventures.”

“UBM Canon is a trusted industry leader in events for the advanced manufacturing sector,” said Mr. Snell. “I am eager to lead the company through its next stage of development and thank Kevin for handing over the baton when the company is in such a strong position. I look forward to collaborating closely with both the UBM Live management team, the wider UBM businesses and especially to working with the company’s talented employees to grow the business and provide Canon’s customers with world class events.”

He continued, “I am delighted that I am going to have the chance to work with Joshua Dome, U.S. Portfolio Director for UBM Canon Events and all of the excellent teams that have worked with these products for many years and remain focused on their continued success.”  

Mr. Snell will work closely with Stephen Corrick, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of UBM Canon Publishing to further align these businesses to provide enhanced customer value across the U.S. and abroad across all media.  ”UBM Canon has a unique opportunity to provide an integrated information and commercial marketplace for the advanced manufacturing sector,” said Mr. Corrick.  ”I am delighted to partner with an executive of Mark’s skills and stature to realize this vision.”

Prior to moving to UBM Canon, Mr. Snell built and led a series of successful teams that have managed and evolved large shows including Networks and launched award winning new exhibitions including Call Centre Expo (www.callcentre.co.uk) and Technology For Marketing & Advertising (www.t-f-m.co.uk). His industry experience spans 23 years and includes noteworthy companies such as Blenheim Exhibitions & Conferences, Miller Freeman and CMP.

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 markets.   Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, 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.

Media Contacts: Peter Bancroft, Director of Communications, UBM plc, Tel: +44-20-79215961, Email: communications at ubm.com

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