HONG KONG, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia Limited ("UBM Asia") announces today it has agreed to acquire the Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong ("RBHK"), Natural & Organic Products Asia ("NOPA"), and Retail Asia Expo ("RAE") events from the Hong Kong subsidiary of US based organiser Diversified Communications. In line with UBM Asia’s Events First development strategies, this move further strengthens the company’s food and hospitality portfolio, one of its largest market sectors in Asia.

Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong 2017 welcomed over 19,000 visitors

Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong is Asia’s leading fine dining and bar exhibition. Focusing on the high-end food and beverage market, the show brings together 300 exhibitors from all over the world to showcase the latest food and beverage products, unveil new ideas, and demonstrate new equipment and technology.
Natural & Organic Products Asia is a ‘must attend’ event for trade buyers of everything from natural healthcare products, natural and organic foods, through to natural personal care and eco-household products. NOPA provides a platform for retailers and importers to discover the latest innovations and trends in natural and organic products from across the globe.
Retail Asia Expo is the award-winning annual trade exhibition for retail industry buyers across the Asia–Pacific region. Focusing on cutting-edge retail technology solutions, retail design, in-store marketing products and omni-channel services that connect the physical and virtual shopping worlds. The event attracts over 9,000 industry professionals and features a host of networking opportunities including seminars, gala dinner, cocktail reception, and retail awards.
"We are excited about taking on these projects which fit nicely with our existing portfolio in Hong Kong – particularly our biennial HOFEX and ProWine Asia events, and the 2018 launch of Gourmet Asia. Together with our ‘Apple’ series of food events across Asia, as well as the Hotelex shows in China and Indonesia, this development will further cement our leading position in the food and hospitality sector," says Jimé Essink, President and Chief Executive Officer of UBM Asia Limited.
RBHK, NOPA and RAE will join UBM Asia’s roster of large scale events hosted in Hong Kong. RAE 2018 will take place 12-14 June whereas NOPA 2018 and RBHK 2018 will take place 29-31 August and 4-6 September respectively.
For more information, please contact:Gloria Mok Regional Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications, UBM Asia LimitedE: gloria.mok@ubm.comT: +852 2516 1600
About UBM Plc (www.ubm.com)
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 UBM Asia (www.ubm.com/asia)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest events organiser in Asia, India and SE Asia. We are also the leading commercial organiser in China. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 33 offices and over 1,600 employee.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 11 market sectors with over 290 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

Retail Asia Expo is the award-winning annual trade exhibition for retail industry buyers across the APAC region
Natural & Organic Products Asia provides a platform for retailers and importers to discover the latest innovations and trends in natural and organic products

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