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UK, Jan 9, 2011 - After careful consideration the organizers of Tissue World, the largest global event for the soft hygienic tissue paper industry, are very pleased to announce that Tissue World 2013 will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 18-21 March 2013. Thus Tissue World – the BIG ONE – will be taking place at the ultra-modern Fira Gran Via Congress center which is conveniently located between the city center and Barcelona's El Prat international airport.

Barcelona offers many positive aspects including the modern Gran Via Congress Center which is 8 km from the airport and 4 km from the city center; excellent direct airline connections to Europe and the rest of the world which are critical for an international show like Tissue World that draws thousands of visitors from 88 countries on every continent; a top-level selection of hotels to fit any budget range; excellent restaurants and nightlife; the Mediterranean flavor and compact size of the city which give it a welcoming, lively yet cozy atmosphere; the mild climate, seafront, beaches and mountains; and Barcelona’s rich history and world-famous architecture.

Survey supports Barcelona and two-year cycle

A confirming factor in the decision to bring the event to Barcelona for the first time was the survey taken last year of all Tissue World visitors and exhibitors, which showed a very clear preference for Barcelona. As an added note, the survey revealed an overwhelming preference for the Tissue World event to remain on a two-year cycle.

After having been held in beautiful Nice for nearly 20 years, the general idea is to begin rotating the big Tissue World event among a selection of cities. Nice continues to be highly appreciated by the attendees and the rotation of the Tissue World events may certainly include Nice in the future.

About Tissue World

The Tissue World show, which started in Nice in 1993, is the BIG ONE in the Tissue World series and is supported by two somewhat smaller regional events. These are Tissue World Asia in Shanghai targeting the Asian market and Tissue World Americas in Miami focusing mainly on the North and South America markets. Tissue World is clearly the leading global event series covering soft hygienic tissue products such as facial tissue, household paper towels, toilet tissue, handkerchiefs and table napkins.

The unique combination of the high-level Senior Management conference, the very targeted, hands-on Technical Sessions and Workshops, and the giant Trade Show featuring essentially all of the world’s suppliers to the tissue business, make Tissue World a ‘must-attend’ event for all tissue professionals. Tissue products are a very important category in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) business, with an estimated global value amounting to USD 70 billion per annum.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 17 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 14 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 20 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global 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 6,000 staff in more than 30 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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