UBM Studios Honored As Silver Stevie® Award Winner In 2012 American Business Awards(SM)

Recognized in the "Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees" Category

Jun 20, 2012, 11:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios, the global leader in digital events, environments and communities, was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the "Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees" category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.  More than 500 nominees and their guests attended.  The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.

"It's a tremendous honor to have received a Silver Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees category," said Kate Spellman, President, UBM Studios. "As the world's global leader in digital events, we are transforming the way audiences across the global and in various industries interact digitally.  We look forward to continuing to deliver a blended digital media experience to our clients in the coming year."

In 2011, UBM Studios launched a range of digital solution suites designed to help organizations meet their business communication objectives effectively and consistently.  Additionally, UBM Studios expanded its offices in Europe and Asia in order to serve these growing markets.  With the addition of these offices, UBM Studios can now provide customers with global accessibility to meet the specific needs of each region.  UBM Studios also continues to add new features and functionality to increase user engagement for its customers, including increased mobility, enhanced social and communications tools, virtual learning and extending global capabilities.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

"We're delighted that the first of our two American Business Awards banquets honored so many deserving organizations and executives," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  "It's gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year's competition.  We're looking forward to celebrating other Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our new tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17."

UBM DeusM also won a gold award in the "Sales: Technology" category for InformationWeek's Community Activation Platform Video and UBM TechWeb won a bronze award in the "Best Tradeshow or Convention" category for Enterprise Connect.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 18 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)
UBM Studios is the global leader in digital events, environments and communities.  UBM Studios creates powerful and intuitive digital communities that help organizations connect, educate and engage with audiences to capitalize on growth opportunities connecting the right content to the right audience with the right user interface. UBM Studios is part of UBM Connect – which also includes UBM Canon Media and UBM Medica US, providing marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. (UBM.L)

For additional information on UBM Studios, visit www.ubmstudios.com.

About UBM
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

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