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UBM Studios Named As Finalist In 2012 American Business Awards(SM) 10th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 18 in New York City and September 17 in San Francisco

CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios, the global leader in digital events, environments and communities, today announced it has been named a finalist in the "Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees" category in the 2012 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

For the first time, The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 18 in New York, and a new tech awards event on Monday, September 17 in San Francisco.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. 

"We are honored to be a finalist in the Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees category of the American Business Awards.  Our talented team creates powerful and intuitive digital environments and communities that helps organizations throughout the world connect, educate and engage with audiences to capitalize on growth opportunities.  Additionally, our business continues to capitalize on the tremendous growth capabilities in Marketing-as-a-Service through technology innovation; user experience; user platform; and digital, mobile and social media," said Kate Spellman, President, UBM Studios. 

Last year, UBM Studios launched a range of digital solution suites designed to help organizations meet their business communication objectives effectively and consistently.  Additionally, UBM Studios expanded its offices in Europe and Asia in order to serve these growing markets.  With the addition of these offices, UBM Studios can now provide customers with global accessibility to meet the specific needs of each region.  UBM Studios also continues to add new features and functionality to increase user engagement for its customers, including increased mobility, enhanced social and communications tools, virtual learning and extending global capabilities.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 - 25.  

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba

For additional information on UBM Studios, contact Max Gerstein at 773 687 4317 or max.gerstein@ubm.com

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

UBM Studios, a UBM company, is the global leader in digital events, environments and communities.  UBM Studios creates powerful and intuitive digital communities that helps organizations connect, educate and engage with audiences to capitalize on growth opportunities.  UBM Studios provides marketing-as-a-service (MaaS) for digital interactions and delivers the right content to the right audience with the right user interface.  UBM Studios is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets. 

For additional information on UBM Studios, visit www.ubmstudios.com.

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.

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Michele McPhail
UBM Studios
michele.mcphail@ubm.com
773 687 4321

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