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Business4Better Welcomes More Than 150 Nonprofit Exhibitors for Inaugural Event in May 2013

Space Still Available for Nonprofits Interested in Partnering for Societal and Business Impact to Apply

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business4Better (B4B), the non-commercial community partnership movement produced by UBM plc, is proud to announce that more than 150 nonprofit organizations have been selected to exhibit at its first conference and expo, May 1-2, in Anaheim, CA. For more information and to register for the event please visit: www.business4better.org.

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The exhibiting organizations will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and foster meaningful relationships to improve corporate community giving. Exhibitors represent both large and small organizations – from the American Red Cross and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Arts Orange County, Kiva, Winrock International and Year Up, as well as a diverse range of societal causes including education, health services, environment, economic development and youth services. For a complete list of exhibiting organizations, please click here.

"We are very honored to be chosen as a B4B exhibitor," said Year Up Bay Area Executive Director Jay Banfield.  "Year Up Bay Area cannot operate without the support of our many corporate partners.  Our corporate partners truly see the value our young adults bring to the job and many companies keep asking for more.  B4B is an incredible opportunity to better connect to more companies that can transform the life of a young adult."

The Business4Better exhibitor application process for qualifying nonprofit organizations remains open.  Nonprofits that can offer businesses ways to dedicate employee time, commercial capabilities and other non-cash assets toward improving a societal cause are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to showcase their cause at Business4Better.

To access the application form, visit: http://www.business4better.org/nonprofit-application/

B4B exhibitors will attend the conference at no cost and all of the exhibiting nonprofit organizations will receive a package a services which includes booth space, as well as marketing and PR support. To learn more about the application process download the B4B fact sheet.

All applications will be reviewed by the B4B Advisory Panel which is comprised of distinguished professionals who are committed to the advancement of business and nonprofit partnerships and high-impact corporate social responsibility. Included in the advisory committee are B4B's four nonprofit partners B LAB, OneOC, Points of Light and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

"We are thrilled and overwhelmed by the interest and excitement from such a diverse group of nonprofit organizations," said Joshua Dome, Director, Business4Better. "Their participation is a testament to their dedication to their cause and the desire to strengthen their community impact and accelerate change for the better."

B4B is a non-commercial, non-money making program made possible by the support of many partners and organizations making complimentary exhibit, booth and marketing service contributions. B4B's nonprofit partners are B Corp, OneOC, Points of Light, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. B4B is organized by UBM plc and event producing partners, the City of Anaheim and Freeman, as well as premier underwriter Jive Software.

About Business4Better Movement
Business4Better (B4B) aims to build a movement of successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive impact on communities and expand the meaning of being a better business. It is the platform that enables both businesses and nonprofits to thrive, share, inspire, educate and form partnerships that prove Business4Better benefits both communities and businesses. The B4B movement is centered around an annual industry-leading, non-commercial conference and exhibition featuring high-level keynotes, educational content, relationship building and dynamic exhibition space for nonprofit organizations. The event is part of a larger Responsible Business initiative and movement being led by UBM employees in the communities in which they live and work. Events are currently held in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Business4Better Conference and Exhibition will take place May 1-2, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media 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. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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UBM TechWeb
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