Revamp of Fashion Business Portal FashionNetAsia to Boost Buyer-Seller Interaction

Jan 18, 2010, 09:00 ET from UBM Asia Limited

HONG KONG, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- UBM Asia ( ) announced today the upgrade of FashionNetAsia ( ), a vertically-integrated trade portal dedicated to fashion professionals.

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FashionNetAsia serves as the platform for buyers and suppliers to trade products across the supply chain - from manufacturing materials such as leather, fabrics and components to finished products: bags, shoes, fashion accessories, travelware and more. Established in 2008, there are now over 1,000 sellers operating showrooms at FashionNetAsia and close to 60,000 buyers who visit the site regularly.

"The revamp supports increased buyer-seller interaction on FashionNetAsia. Additional features include a trade bulletin, where manufacturers and buyers can post trade offers. The new blog and discussion board will offer numerous ways for industry insiders to engage into communication," says Jerome Hainz, manager of eBusiness at UBM Asia.

With the onset of the site revamp, fashion professionals can expect a better browsing experience with a cleaner web design, easier navigation and improved search and save functions that enable fast and simple ways to enquire about products and companies.

As the official media partner to leading trade fair organisers APLF Ltd. ( ), FashionNetAsia empowers an interactive Exhibitor List for APLF's two leading fairs: Fashion Access, the finished fashion products fair and MM&T (Materials, Manufacturing & Technology), the raw materials-focused fair. This widely used Exhibitor List helps to match visitors and exhibitors - not only ahead of the show - but also onsite with its free Product Locator service.

Fashion Access and MM&T take place every March alongside APLF's Prime Source Forum, the definitive networking event for top executives in the apparel industry. Fashion Access is held twice a year in accordance with the fashion seasons. The other edition takes place in September.

Notes to Editor

1. About UBM Asia Limited ( )

Owned by United Business Media Limited (UBM) listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 13 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong. We have over 130 media products in three categories: trade fairs, print and B2B portals. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 110 events attract an annual attendance of 30,000 quality exhibitors and 1,270,000 visitors from all over the world to meet their target business partners face-to-face for business matching and networking. We publish high-quality trade publications for 191,000 industry professionals to capture the market trends and industry news. Complementing our exhibitions and publications are round-the-clock and industry-specific online B2B portals which provide a series of online trading networks, industry news hub and sourcing and marketing platforms for the world's trade buyers and suppliers. We have over 650 staff in 15 major cities in Asia.

2. About United Business Media Limited ( )

United Business Media focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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