Shanghai virtual career fair draws 1,252

Press Release: UBM Asia Presented the Shanghai Finance Virtual Career Fair, Targeted to Professionals in the Finance Industry

Virtual Event Leader UBM Studios Provided Virtual Platform

CHICAGO — UBM Asia presented the Shanghai Finance Virtual Career Fair on December 10-12, 2010, targeted to professionals in the finance industry. The two-day weekend event was organized by eFinancialCareers and supported by the Shanghai Financial Association.  The event was bilingual with many exhibitors speaking only Chinese and many of the attendees also communicated in English.  UBM Studios, a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions, provided the virtual platform for the event.

The virtual event drew 2320 registrants and 1252 live attendees.  On average, attendees spent 3 hours 44 minutes in the event.

The Shanghai municipal government currently has a mandate to increase the competitiveness of Shanghai as a global financial hub.  The goal of the event was to attract candidates with overseas banking experience for the exhibiting companies to recruit.

During the virtual career fair attendees were able to visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, upload resumes, chat with recruiters, and network with peers all from the convenience of their computer.  Since the career fair was virtual, it was cost effective, time efficient and environmentally friendly.  In addition, no travel is required, therefore, the virtual career fair offers opportunities for individuals all over the world and provides employers with a wider talent pool.

In the Exhibit Hall top Shanghai banks, securities firms and exchanges were recruiting at the virtual career fair. Exhibitors included Bank of Shanghai, Hua An Fund Management, SYWG BNP Paribas Asset Management, CITIC Newedge Futures and Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Additionally, in the Networking Lounge event attendees were able to chat with peers one-on-one or in group chats.

For additional information on UBM Studios or to purchase a virtual business solution, contact Kate Spellman, SVP, Managing Director, UBM Studios at 516 562 7383 or [email protected].

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 16 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 the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 34 publications and 12 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 over 800 staff in 17 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About UBM Studios (

UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions. A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers. UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget. UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming. UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training. UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities — from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists — with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to