NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM plc, the world's largest pure-play business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announces that in in the wake of Mexico's recent earthquakes, their UBM Mexico division has pledged their support by donating £150k to the Carlos Slim Foundation, who in turn has agreed to match 5 to 1 all the donations to the reconstruction of Mexico. UBM Mexico is committed to helping these communities recover and rebuild and partnering with the Carlos Slim Foundation, whose social programs have benefited more than 45.5 million people of all ages by increasing their quality of life, improving their skills and abilities, and helping them achieve more and better opportunities.
"Our thoughts are with the people of Mexico in the aftermath of these devastating earthquakes," said Jaime Salazar Figueroa, Director General/Managing Director. "UBM Mexico, as the whole UBM plc, is absolutely committed to the communities in Mexico and fully embedded into helping the reconstruction efforts across the country. Not only through the money donation, but our concentrated partnership with the Carlos Slim Foundation will be essential to the long-term and sustainability of tradeshow industry and to the broader society in which we live."
The Carlos Slim Foundation will utilize this donation towards the following recovery and relief efforts:
- To contribute actively in the construction of housing of better quality and security.
- Humanitarian aid for the victims.
- Contribute to the reconstruction and transformation of health centers and schools, expanding and modernizing them, in coordination with Federal and State governments
- Contribute to the reconstruction of damaged markets, in coordination with local authorities.
- Structural protection to cultural heritage at risk, while it is restored by specialists under the direction of the Ministry of Culture.
About UBM Mexico
UBM Mexico, a part of UBM plc, is one of the top event organisers in Mexico, with 7 brands serving two industries sectors - Hospitality and Construction. We reach more than 100,000 professionals at our events. We have a team of 60 people based in two locations, Mexico City and Guadalajara, which allows us to have a presence in the 2 most important cities for the trade show industry in Mexico and Latin America. UBM began operations in Mexico in 2012, soon becoming a lead business in the country. We are proud to represent the local culture with a local team together, with the support of a global brand that guarantees the success of our events.. For more information, visit: http://www.ubm.com
About UBM plc
UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.
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About Carlos Slim Foundation
Created in 1986, with high impact programs focused on the most vulnerable population, the Carlos Slim Foundation has benefited millions of people. With a high sense of social responsibility, efficiency and opportunity, the Foundation develops programs in the fields of education, employment, health, nutrition, justice, culture, human development, support in natural disasters, economic development, environmental protection and conservation. Among others, the Foundation also contributes to improving the quality of life of the population of all ages, promote the formation of human capital and generate opportunities that promote the integral development of people and their communities.
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