HONG KONG, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Asia demonstrates environmental commitment by sponsoring its staff to participate in the Tree Planting Challenge 2013 organised by Friends of the Earth Hong Kong on 21 April. Twenty UBM Asia staff formed five teams and planted 150 trees in Ma On Shan Country Park, Hong Kong.
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With HK$14,400 sponsored by UBM Asia and HK$14,616.5 raised among colleagues, a total of HK$29,016.5 (US$3,720) was donated to Friends of Earth Hong Kong for site preparation, seedlings purchase and three-year maintenance of the woodland.
Tree Planting Challenge is a unique environmental activity that combines tree-planting and hiking. The event welcomes all nature lovers to experience the challenge of tree-planting work and spread the message of "Save Trees, Conserve Nature". This year, over 700 participants enrolled in the event and about 6,000 seedlings were planted on a site up on the hill which was ruined by fire last autumn. The thousands of trees planted can help absorb carbon dioxide, stabilise the atmospheric temperature and replenish water resources when they grow up.
Each team of tree planters was required to design and make carriers for transporting the seedlings and planting tools to the designated site. One of the UBM Asia teams won the Smartest Tree-planting Award for designing the most creative, user-friendly and environmental-friendly carrier.
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1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,200 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading, events-led, global business media 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. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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