UBM Studios and INXPO to Share Insights on Virtual Events at International Confex

Mar 02, 2011, 06:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios, a turnkey virtual environment producer, and INXPO, the world's leading virtual event and business platform, today announced that Nina Wright, Deputy CEO of UBM Built Environment & Board Member of UBM Studios, and Chris Meyer, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, INXPO will speak at International Confex on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 to share insights on virtual events.  

Wright and Meyer will serve as speakers on the "Virtual Meetings Demystified" panel, which will showcase how virtual participants can link live audiences to extend the reach and impact of B2B, B2E and B2C events on March 2, 2011 at 14:30.  The session will highlight techniques for extending live meetings into the virtual space; gaining real engagement from remote attendees; replicating key networking elements; as well as understanding the actual savings and calculating ROI. In addition, Ross Edmonds, professional facilitator will participate on the panel.

International Confex will take place March 1-3, 2011 at Earl's Court in London. The three-day event is the leading event for event professionals from all backgrounds and industries.  International Confex brings together people who organize any kind of event with providers of venues, destinations and event support services both in the UK and across the world.

Wright is responsible for UBM's media, events and client solutions serving the UK property and construction communities. With over four years virtual event experience, Wright is also leading UBM's virtual event business in Europe and is pioneering the application of this technology for industry events and internal communications.  Wright joined UBM in 2003 and has 17 years experience in sales and commercial leadership on brands such as BSEC, Building, Building Design and Property Week. Wright is an alumni of UBM's Business Leaders Programme and was nominated for PPA business publisher of the year in 2008 and 2009.

Meyer leverages his extensive experience in developing strategy, design, implementation and programming of both live and virtual marketing activities to help INXPO's global clients deploy virtual and hybrid experiences across their portfolio. Meyer is a member of INXPO's internal product roadmap committee, responsible for setting the vision for future product evolution.  Prior to joining INXPO, Meyer oversaw US West Coast & Asia Pacific Sales and corporate Digital Strategy for George P. Johnson (a leading global Experience Marketing Agency), as well as all operations for its Northern California office.  Meyer is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and resides in Northern California.

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INXPO is transforming the Web from pages and files to events and destinations, where people go to meet, learn and do business. We are the leading technology platform for virtual events and virtual business environments that connect, engage and educate audiences. We have delivered more than 1,000 successful virtual events and experiences for global customers and publishers including Autodesk, Cisco, HIMSS, PennWell, PCMA, TechTarget, and UBM. We are headquartered in Chicago and on the web. Visit us at www.INXPO.com and on Twitter at @INXPO.

UBM Built Environment

UBM Built Environment is UBM's specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. UBM Built Environment is widely acknowledged as having some of the most iconic brands in the market including Building, Property Week, BD, Barbour Health & Safety, ABI and Interiors. UBM Built Environment is recognised as the leading provider of targeted information across the UK construction and property industry with magazines, events, awards and online information services.  For more information, go to www.ubmbuiltenvironment.com/.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.  A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers.  UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget.  UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming.   UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training.  UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) 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 jewelry 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. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.


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