MAARSSEN, Netherlands, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Health ingredients Europe (HiE), the leading nutraceutical and functional food & beverage trade show, has been shortlisted for the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Best Trade Show Over 2000m2 Award, announced UBM International Media (UBM-IM).
Held in Paris on 4-6 November 2008, HiE brought together 7328 attendees with 450 exhibitors. 20.2% larger than its previous edition in 2006, the HiE experienced unprecedented success in the exhibitions industry amid one of the worst global slowdowns ever felt by both the trade show and health ingredients markets.
"Health ingredients Europe continues to deliver no matter what happens outside of the show floor," comments UBM-IM CEO Simon Foster. "The credit rests on the shoulders of the team. From the directors through to the sales, marketing and operations teams, the show was truly a team effort and it is gratifying to be recognised by the industry for their hard work."
Since its inception in 2000, HiE has grown from a small start-up exhibition to a major global meeting point for industry power brokers. "It was not an easy year," comments Group Director Nik Rudge. "Notwithstanding the economic climate, the third day of the show fell victim to a Parisian train strike. Despite this, our visitor numbers were up and feedback from exhibitors was by and large positive and the record breaking rebooking was the final proof."
Health ingredients Europe returns in 2010 on 16-18 November in Madrid, Spain. Hundreds of nutraceutical, functional ingredient and healthy extract suppliers have secured their stand space already, an indication of HiE's strong market position. "Being shortlisted amongst some strong exhibitions is an honour in itself," continues Foster. "We'll be in London for the ceremony on June 19th and may the best show win."
About UBM International Media
Headquartered in the Netherlands and eHeadquatered in Maarssen, the NeterhlandsHoperating throughout Europe, Asia the US and Brazil, UBM International Media has the number one exhibition brands in a number of global markets. These include food and pharmaceutical ingredients, fine chemicals, cruise shipping, and health & beauty packaging. These events are recognised as the pre-eminent event in their respective market and bring together suppliers and marketers to view the latest products and services available in the market.
These international communities are serviced by UBM's exhibitions and websites and now UBM International Media provides thought leadership to these markets through a growing conference programme.
For more information, visit www.ubm.com.
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