Mike Hay

Ringier Trade Media

Mike Hay is the President of Ringier Trade Media Ltd, and Shanghai Ringier Conference & Events Co Ltd.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Ringier Trade Media was launched in 1998 by Mike Hay and Ringier AG of Zurich. In the past 22 years, 23 industrial trade journals have been launched for the China 7 SE Asia  markets. In addition Ringier has  a Conference Division (www.ringierevents.com ) which hosts over 20 high profile technical events each year in key cities in China and SE Asia.

This year has also seen the introduction of virtual and hybrid conferences in response to travel and meeting restrictions. Along with the company’s main product and supplier sourcing portal, www.industrysourcing.com, a wide  range of digital solutions for marketers is available including webinars, enewsletters, content marketing, video social media  etc.. Ringier has evolved into one of the leading B to B multimedia companies operating in China and the region, with over 130 employees located in 10 cities in China, along with Taichung, Taiwan, Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong.

A Canadian, Mike moved to Hong Kong in 1988 from Canada to become Southeast Asia Marketing Director of Time, and then joined Global Sources as Group Publisher for 7 years based in Manila and Hong Kong  before starting Ringier Trade. He has been in the publishing industry for over 40 years, starting with the newspaper industry in London, then moving to Canada in the mid ‘70s. He spent 14 years in the Canadian magazine scene, including launching his own magazine, Toronto Business as well as working with Southam Publications and Time Magazine as Business development Manager for 7 years .

He lived in Asia for 30 years but is currently residing in Vancouver Canada.

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