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UBM plc and Freeman Partner to Produce Business4Better Noncommercial movement, conference & expo will guide professionals on doing business with a purpose, creating better business results and more community impact

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM plc, a global provider of events, media and marketing services, and Freeman, the premier partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, have announced a strategic partnership to produce Business4Better (B4B), the non-commercial community partnership movement, conference and expo.  The inaugural event will be held May 1 & 2, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.  More information can be obtained at www.business4better.org.

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The focus of Business4Better is to inspire business professionals to action, connect them with like-minded nonprofit organizations and create better-than-ever partnerships that are redefining social purpose and transforming business impact on societal causes.

"The Business4Better Conference and Expo is staffed primarily by employee volunteers, exemplifying the meaning behind doing business with a purpose," said Joshua Dome, UBM's director of Business4Better. "This movement is good for our employees, great for the communities where we operate, and smart for business."

"Freeman is honored to be designated by UBM as one of the producing partners for the inaugural B4B event and looks forward to an impactful experience for all stakeholders," said Dan Steenstrup, Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts, at Freeman. "B4B is a great example of how the face-to-face industry can give back to our communities and aligns well with the Freeman family and employee owners values."

Both UBM and Freeman have clear social responsibility and sustainability initiatives that are core to how these organizations do business.  UBM's social responsibility and engagement can be reviewed at http://sustainability.ubm.com.  Freeman's corporate responsibility and sustainability programs can be found at http://www.freemanco.com/freemanco/freeman/aboutfreeman/corporateResponsibility.jsp.

For more information on the Business4Better Conference and Expo or to register, please go to www.business4better.org.

About Business4Better Movement
Business4Better (B4B) aims to build a movement of successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive impact on communities and expand the meaning of being a better business. It is the platform that enables both businesses and nonprofits to thrive, share, inspire, educate and form partnerships that prove Business4Better benefits both communities and businesses. The B4B movement is centered on an annual industry-leading, non-commercial conference and exhibition featuring high-level keynotes, educational content, relationship building and dynamic complimentary exhibition space for nonprofit organizations. The event is part of a larger Responsible Business initiative and movement being led by UBM employees in the communities in which they live and work. Events are currently held in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Business4Better Conference and Exhibition will take place May 1-2 in Anaheim, CA. For more information, please visit www.business4better.org.

About Freeman
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

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SOURCE Business4Better



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http://sustainability.ubm.com
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