Care Show China 2012 to Open in October

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Population ageing is a global trend - China became an ageing society 10 years ago. There were over 185 million Chinese aged over 60 (13.7% of the total population) in 2011, but this will rise to an estimated 300 million in 2014. This demographic process will continue and is set to peak around 2030. Thanks to this trend, the care of senior citizens in China is a market experiencing significant growth. The market, now estimated to be worth RMB 1 trillion, is expected to grow to RMB 8 trillion by 2050. Care Show China 2012, an international conference on senior care will be held on 24-25 October at the Hotel Equatorial Shanghai.

Mr. Yan Qingchun, deputy director of the China National Committee of Ageing, will give a keynote speech about regulation for the implementation of 12th five year plan for China's senior care sector. Principal of Perkins Eastman, Diana Ming Sung, will give a keynote speech together with president of Hampton Hoerter China, Bromme H Cole, about how international models for senior living and care communities can be adapted to successfully respond to the emerging market demands in China.

There will be 21 speeches and four panel discussions delivered by around 30 international speakers from the UK, Europe, the US, Japan and other countries. They will cover a variety of topics, including business opportunities, practical advice for care operators and government policy with regards to the care of older people in China. Major topics include care models, operation management, rehabilitation and nursing, innovative technology, promoting the development of different care models in China and the Asia region. The event will bring together private sector businesses from different backgrounds and regions looking at successful business models, management advice and investment opportunities in China and overseas. The event is an ideal networking place for industry professionals, government officials, investors and related organizations.

Senior care models, operation and management, rehabilitation and technology innovation will be the highlights. The professionals from Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan will compare senior care models and successful case studies. The American expert, Peter Magaro, will analyze memory problems and treatments for the elderly. A professor of Public Healthcare will give the speech on community healthcare resources and senior care under China's healthcare reform. Hans Ding, CEO of VSI Intel Tech, will deliver a speech about an IOT-based smart care system for disabled elderly, and he will join a panel discussion about what role technology-enabled solutions will play in the lives of senior citizens. Speakers will also discuss new models for in-home care services.

Care Show China 2012 is a must-attend event in the senior care industry. Attendees will not only get the latest policy and information, but will also have the opportunity to communicate with international professionals face-to-face.

Care Show China 2013 will be held on August 22-23 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center as the only dedicated event for senior care solutions & products, case analysis and professionals. With Care Show China 2012 expected to be a complete success, organizers are looking forward to Care Show China 2013!

For more information, please visit: www.careshow.com.cn, or contact:

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About the UBM Care Shows

The UK Care Shows, established over 10 years ago, are the largest events for care providers in England. A total of over 300 exhibitors gather each year across two shows to network with directors, managers and proprietors from nursing homes, care homes, retirement villages and homecare agencies. With a mixture of domestic and international exhibitors the shows in Bournemouth and Birmingham are the essential events for care providers across England.

Care Show France (Geront Expo) is the largest exhibition for care operators in France. Taking place in Paris every year it runs alongside exhibitions and conferences for hospital operators and healthcare IT professionals. 14,000 visitors attended the last event with over 350 domestic and international exhibitors using over 20,000 m2 of exhibition space.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff in 31 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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