AMSTERDAM, Feb. 15 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Live, the company behind the industry-leading Food ingredients Europe show, today announced that Nick Ornstien has been appointed as Portfolio Director – Food. He will be responsible for the Food Ingredients portfolio of shows.
"We are exceptionally lucky to have someone of Nick's calibre join our business," said Nik Rudge, Group Director at UBM Live. "As we seek to grow our business in the emerging markets, Nick's significant global experience will be a perfect fit for our business."
Beginning his career in sales at Reed Elsevier, Ornstien rose quickly through the ranks. With each new challenge came a new country taking him from the UK to the U.S. and back to the UK again, where he joined the PennWell Corporation. As Group Director and General Manager, Ornstien's remit was to manage international operations for the Global Energy Group in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. He effectively launched new shows in these markets, and successfully grew a number of other exhibitions, as well as digital and print titles. Whilst there, he led a turnaround in the business and was instrumental in increasing revenue of the group by 80% and profit by 64%. Upon leaving PennWell, Ornstien set up his own media consultancy business specialising in the events and publishing sector.
Ornstien says he is delighted to be appointed to this key role in UBM Live: "Having spent my career working in the publishing and events sector, I have developed and perfected a range of business and people skills which will stand me in good stead in my new role. I am an ambitious individual and relish this new challenge to grow the Food ingredients portfolio in the emerging markets, and build on the success of the European shows, whilst ensuring that we deliver optimum customer services to the industry we serve."
About UBM Live
UBM Live is a division of United Business Media, which is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhi, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine and organises related conference activities. For more information, visit www.ingredientsnetwork.com
SOURCE UBM Live