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UBM SES chief to step down

Singapore, 12 April 2017UBM SES (formerly Singapore Exhibition Services) today announces that Lindy Wee, who has held the Chief Executive role since January 2015, will be stepping down and continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director.

Prior to Chief Executive, Lindy was Director of PR and Conferences, responsible for upholding the depth and breadth of the conference and workshop topics held alongside the company’s extensive portfolio of trade exhibitions. From project management and marketing, to conferences and public relations, the depth of experience she amassed over the years has been invaluable to not just the company, but also the MICE industry in Singapore.

In 2004, Lindy was elected 2nd Vice-Chairman, Asia/Pacific Regional Chapter of UFI –The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. From March 2004 to March 2006, she was Vice-President (Exhibitions) of the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the growth of the exhibition and convention industry in Singapore.

Lindy will be succeeded by Paul Wan who is currently the Managing Director of UBM Singapore and will lead UBM SES concurrently effective from 1 July 2017.

“As UBM SES enters into a new phase of innovation, the time has come to pave way for a new structure. With teamwork being the backbone of the company’s success, augmented by Paul’s strong exhibition experience and solid vision for the future, I have no doubt that the business is well-placed to rise to greater heights,” said Lindy.

Paul Wan, joined UBM Asia in 2005, where he was responsible for the sales and business development of the jewellery portfolio and played an important role in the success of the Hong Kong September Jewellery & Gem Fair, the world’s number one fine jewellery event. He was promoted to Managing Director of UBM Singapore in 2011, where he has successfully expanded the portfolio of this company with a number of events, including Black Hat Asia, Children-Baby-Maternity Expo Southeast Asia, Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair. Paul is also the Director of other two UBM companies, Seatrade Communications Singapore Pte Ltd and Sea Asia Singapore Pte Ltd.

“I like to thank Lindy for the enormous contribution to UBM SES (formerly Singapore Exhibition Services) over all these years and I am very happy that she is willing to remain with us as a Non-Executive-Director, so that we can still benefit from her vast experience and knowledge. Meanwhile I want to congratulate Paul with this new and exciting step in his career. I am confident that UBM’s businesses in Singapore will continue to flourish,” said Jime Essink, President & CEO UBM Asia.

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Media contact:
June Seah
PR Manager
UBM SES
Tel: +65 6233 6621
Email: june.seah@sesallworld.com

About UBM SES

Singapore Exhibition Services has merged with UBM and is now known as UBM SES.

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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