UBM Istanbul Hosts International Running Team

Nov 19, 2013, 06:29 ET from UBM Live

ISTANBUL, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

UBM Istanbul coordinated a team of UBM colleagues from across the globe to run the legendary Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon and 15km race.  Building collaboration and camaraderie of dispersed teams, the group of runners worked together for months cheering one another on during their training, getting to know the local market, and setting personal goals for the gruelling run.  

The UBM runners were led by David Levin, CEO of UBM plc. He was joined by a team of international colleagues including: Simon Foster, Kerim Alain Bertrand, Jerome Hainz, Tracy Maurer, Simon Mills, Charlie Cracknell, Simon Parker, Iain Parkinson, Sarah Pettyfer, and Paddy O'Hagan.

The UBM team ran in support of Koruncuk, a local children's charity. Koruncuk protects young children who were abandoned or mistreated, and gives them a family environment in which to live. Further, these children grow up in a healthy environment, receive education, develop their personal skills, and prepare for the future and learn to contribute to the society at large.

David Levin, CEO of UBM plc, said, "I am delighted to have joined my colleagues from around the world together in Istanbul to run this historic marathon and 15km race. UBM's businesses in Turkey have grown rapidly and profitably with our highly successful events including: CBME Turkey maternity show, CPhI Istanbul pharmaceutical show, Food Ingredients Istanbul, IFSEC Istanbul security show, and Istanbul Jewellery Fairs. Turkey is an exciting and important market for us, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity for our colleagues to meet face to face and work together and also to support such a worthwhile cause as Koruncuk."

About UBM Istanbul

UBM Istanbul is one of the latest infracos of UBM Live, established in 2012 with the purpose of geo-adapting globally acclaimed trade shows in Turkey as well as make acquisitions that bring synergies with UBM's existing events and add value to the organization.

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.   Through premier brands such as CPhI, Cruise Shipping, Ecobuild, Food Ingredients, IFSEC, TFM&A, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

Caitlin Read