UBM Electronics' First-of-its-kind Conference and Expo Online Environment Wins Best of Show Award from the IAEE 2012 Art of the Show DESIGN West's DESIGN On Demand Recognized for Most Innovative Use of Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, today announced its first-of-its-kind conference and expo online environment, DESIGN On Demand, which premiered at DESIGN West in March 2012, has won the "Best in Show" award and "Most Innovative Use of Technology" award from the IAEE 2012 Art of the Show. The Art of the Show competition recognizes excellence in promotional materials for the exhibitions and events industry.

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DESIGN West 2012 provided the global electronics industry with extraordinary learning. It was built on the rich foundation of training, education, content and products available at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) combined with popular summits and new event launches including Android Summit, Black Hat Summit, DesignMED, Multicore DevCon, EDN's Designing with LEDs and Sensors in Design.

The DESIGN On Demand technology showcased content and videos from 2012 DESIGN West event as well as past events before, during and after the live event. It was created by UBM Studios. Attendees could access and interact with content anytime with ease including liking, disliking and reacting to videos, suggesting content and downloading content to archive. In addition, DESIGN On Demand offered Topic Zones to engage attendees.

DESIGN On Demand offered event attendees "All Access" to event content anytime, anywhere. Paid conference pass holders were given a Viewsonic tablet, configured and pre-loaded with the DESIGN On Demand application when they arrived at the event. All other event attendees were able to access the environment by logging onto their own personal electronic devices, which included tablets, PCs and smartphones.

"DESIGN On Demand offered an enormous amount of valuable content packaged in an intelligent environment put into the hands of attendees to enhance the event experience," said Linda Uslaner, Marketing Director, UBM Electronics. "It's an honor to receive this award from the IAEE. We are constantly focused on creating an exceptional experience for our event attendees."

The 2013 DESIGN West conference will take place April 23-25, 2013 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

About DESIGN
Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, UBM Electronics' DESIGN events are the global electronics industry's leading gatherings. With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, DESIGN is the ideal venue for the electronics engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. UBM Electronics' DESIGN events cater to the extremely technical, higher-learning needs of the world's top engineers while providing an unprecedented forum for the examination of the industry's pressing business challenges.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon, and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information, go to UBMElectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

About UBM
UBM plc is a leading 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. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

SOURCE UBM Electronics



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