SHANGHAI, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- UBM China, organizers of the Child-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME), Asia's largest and the world's second largest international industry expo dedicated to serving the entire supply chain of child, baby, and maternity goods, has announced today the expansion of three additional halls for the 2012 fair to accommodate growing industry and participant demand. According to domestic market surveys, the local baby products industry has increased to RMB240 billion in 2010 and expects a 15% annual increase for the next five years. CBME 2012 taking place from 18-20 July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai China, will serve as the essential forum for buyers, sellers and professionals interested in capitalizing on this expanding industry
Now in its 12th year, CBME expands its Food & Health Products and Maternity & Baby sectors within the new halls for a total of 10 halls across 115,840 square meters compared to seven halls from the 2011 edition, making the industrial show the largest in Asia. CBME 2012 will host over 1,200 exhibitors and 1,900 brands from across the world including Aprica, AVENT, Britax, Chicco, Combi, Disney, GRACO, joovy, MAM, MAXI-COSI, medela, mothercare, NUK, Nuby, OKBABY, Pigeon, Peg-Perego and many more covering a range of maternity, baby and children products from healthcare products to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.
"CBME continually works on creating a better sourcing experience for our participants," said Athena Gong, CBME General Manager. "On one hand, we expanded our exhibitor line-up while still carefully screening participants for high quality suppliers that meet local regulatory and manufacturing standards. On the other hand, we are devoted to the intellectual property protection and also work on creating programmes and navigation elements that will help educate overseas buyers on Asian products and how to conduct business in the East with local baby and maternity companies. "
In an effort to create a complete sourcing experience for buyers catering to different requirements, CBME 2012 plans to provide more onsite communication programmes and business opportunities for overseas buyers and local companies. Online pre-registration and more details of VIP services are available on CBME's website.
For more information on the Child-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo and developments visit www.cbmexpo.com
Notes to Editors:
1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global 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 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently
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