New ASM Team Unveiled

Ralph Anker Joins World Route Development Consultants, ASM

Two further senior appointments to be announced shortly

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - ASM, the world route development consultants, have today announced a new senior appointment who will be joining the team following World Routes in Abu Dhabi.

This appointment heralds a new era for the business as ASM, the sister company of Routes and Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition, enhances its air services expertise and strategic airport management support.

Ralph Anker joins ASM as Vice President Consulting based in the UK office and brings a wealth of aviation knowledge to the team. Ralph has over 20 years' experience in the industry, having worked in the network planning teams of Go Fly Air, Maersk Air and easyJet, as well as having been a Senior lecturer at Cranfield University. He joins ASM from PPS Publications where he was senior editor for their network planning newsletter.

Tony Griffin, Senior Vice President ASM, said: "We are moving into a new era at ASM with an even stronger focus on air services expertise and strategic airport management support, and the appointment of Ralph is testament to this new direction. We will continue to strengthen our team, and I look forward to making a further exciting appointment announcement on the 8th October when we return from Abu Dhabi." 

Notes to Editors

About ASM

  • Manchester, UK-based ASM Ltd was founded in 1995 as the world route development consultants.

  • ASM was the founding company of Routes, which organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS.

  • Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.

  • UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes portfolio of events, Airport Cities and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.


For further information:

Victoria Jones, PR Executive, UBM Aviation Routes Limited, T: +44(0)161-234-2730, E:, Twitter: @Routesonline, @TheHUBRoutes, @VictoriaRoutes

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