2nd UBM Asia Scholarship and Grant Awarded Twenty Six Students

Dedicated support to jewellery talents

Dec 09, 2013, 02:30 ET from UBM Asia

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the development of the education and jewellery industry in Mainland China, UBM Asia has joined hands with the Jewelry Institute of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic since November 2012 to set up the UBM Asia Scholarship and UBM Asia Grant for the students of the Institute. The school-enterprise collaboration offers "UBM Asia Scholarship" (Renminbi 50,000 yuan annually) and "UBM Asia Grant" (30,000 yuan annually) to recognise students with outstanding academic achievement and to support the underprivileged students.

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The second UBM Asia Scholarship and UBM Asia Grant presentation ceremony was held on 6 December, 2013 at Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic. Mr Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia and Mr Zhang Lianxu, President of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, attended the ceremony to present scholarships and grants to the 26 awardees. Other honourable guests included Ms Letitia Chow, Director of Business Development - Jewellery Group at UBM Asia; Ms Wendy Yip, General Manager of UBM China (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd; Mr Li Dayun, Assistant to the President of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic; Professor Wang Chang, Dean of Jewelry Institute of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic and Professor Yuan Junping, Deputy Dean of the Jewelry Institute of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic.

As Asia's leading exhibition organiser, UBM Asia is not only dedicated to developing trade exhibitions and promoting international trade, but also takes an active role in community services, such as charity, donation, rehabilitation, environmental protection and volunteering activities. Since collaborating with the Institute in November last year, UBM Asia invited outstanding students to visit its September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the world's largest jewellery fair and provided students with internship opportunities at its jewellery fairs to facilitate both the teaching staff and the students to have a more comprehensive understanding on the jewellery industry and get practical experience in the field. UBM Asia also offered a special incentive programme which fully funded three award winning students in international and national jewellery competitions to visit the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. UBM Asia management representatives and industry professionals also give talks and lectures at the Jewelry Institute to share their experience and market information with the students.

"UBM Asia has a global portfolio of 20 jewellery events. We aim to serve and we value professional development. We hope to encourage students to explore and take the initiative in serving the community, learn more about the market needs and be better prepared through this school-enterprise collaboration," said Mr Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia.

Mr Zhang Lianxu, President of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, appraised the success achieved in last year: "the school-enterprise collaboration between UBM Asia and the Jewelry Institute is gradually deepening and expanding. We do hope the close cooperation in professional education and development would bring valuable prospect and become a remarkable school-enterprise collaboration."

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UBM Asia
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Notes to Editors

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 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 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.

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