KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr. 10 /PR Newswire Asia/ --
ASIAWATER 2012 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month. There were a total of 11,927 visitors to this biennial event, which was 15% more than in 2010 and exhibitor numbers were up by 30% with a total of 682 companies. The exhibition turned out to be the best yet and real business, providing much needed help in this critically important area.
Compared to previous events ASIAWATER 2012 increased its international appeal considerably. The show featured large national pavilions representing Singapore, Austria, Denmark, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, the USA, Australia, Poland and the European Union. In addition the show hosted major delegations from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam with a total of 47 countries attending.
'It was a good outing. We met some of our target audience and look forward to a better event in next edition in 2014,' said Jaime Yong, Commercial Advisor, Royal Danish Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
'The exhibition was good and has improved tremendously since the last 12 years. We made some good contacts and appreciate all support from the staff. We hope to be here again next year. Congratulations!' said Carolyn Shamini, Marketing Manager, Grundfos Pumps Sdn Bhd.
FUNCTIONS ADDED TO APPEAL
During the three busy days of the show, numerous special seminars, conferences and presentations were held. They included prestigious events such as the Austrian Round Table which was led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia, YB Datuk Loo Took Gee.
A Japanese Business Matchmaking Program conducted by the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) was also held along with the 7th ASIA WATER Conference organised by the Malaysian Water Association under the theme of 'Sustainability & Efficiency.' The Conference attracted over 250 delegates.
The 2nd AWARE 2012 Conference with the theme of 'Trans-boundary Water Related Disasters: Lessons To Be Learned' featured distinguished international and local speakers and was also very popular.
The ASIAWATER series of exhibitions has now expanded to include Thailand, (ThaiWater 2012, Bangkok) Vietnam (VietWater 2012, Hanoi) and the Philippines (Water Philippines 2013, Manila)
ASIAWATER, Malaysia will take place again in March 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
To all of those who helped make this year's event a success, the show organiser, UBM Malaysia extends its deepest thanks and warm regards and looks forward to seeing them again in 2014.
Notes to Editors:
1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of UBM Asia part of UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
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 6,600 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
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