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Open Letter to All Our Valued Customers

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Open Letter to All Our Valued Customers

As the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of JOC Group Inc., the parent company of JOC, PIERS and TPM, I wanted to express to you what an honour it is for me to lead this business with its unrivaled legacy and extraordinary talent. I also want to assure you that while our name may have changed, our focus and dedication to our customers has not changed.

Until recently JOC Group Inc. was known as UBM Global Trade and was one of eight businesses that formed the data business division of the UK-based business media group UBM plc. On April 9, 2013, UBM concluded a group-wide strategic review which included the sale of the data business division, to the UK firm Electra plc.

Over the past five years in my prior role as CIO my colleagues and I have worked hard to align and focus JOC Group Inc., and its brands, on serving the international trade, transport and logistics markets. The growth of the PIERS business and TPM events have firmly established our company as the authoritative provider of global intelligence for logistics professionals. Last year, was re-launched with the specific objective of becoming the “go to” website for professionals interacting with the container cargo market seeking the most relevant and valuable content available. With ever increasing traffic and award winning content, is well on its way to achieving this goal.

Under our new ownership, JOC Group Inc. is well placed to achieve the next milestones of our multi-year strategy. Now personal investors in the business, management are an active part of the new ownership. We have confidence that we are well placed to make the right investments and the key decisions that are in the best interests of customers like you.  

My management team and I take very seriously our responsibility as stewards of the long-standing, leading brands serving this market. We are excited by the prospect of taking this business forward and of serving you more effectively with an even greater focus on the uniqueness of this market.

From a personal perspective, I hope to bring the following influences to bear on our company.

Technology Innovation - I am fortunate to be surrounded by many skilled colleagues who have decades of industry expertise. My core skill set is in technology and this is where my focus will be most directed. Through deploying the very best technology, JOC Group Inc. will be best placed to deliver the most valuable and timely market information and intelligence to customers like you.

Ambition - While recognising the storied history of our brands, I am incredibly motivated by the opportunity to further establish JOC Group Inc. as the authoritative provider of global intelligence for trade, transportation and logistics professionals. My ambition is shared by my colleagues and we will work tirelessly to make sure we seize that opportunity.

Organisational Alignment - I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to lead three market leading and globally recognised brands in JOC, PIERS and TPM. Each has an exceptional offering and often a common audience. As an organisation we have a wealth of talent, expertise and allure that when optimally deployed can disseminate the most compelling and powerful information.

Over the course of the coming months, you will witness continuing improvement in the data and information products on which you have come to rely.

I am grateful for your business and I look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like to reach out to me, please contact me via the email below or my Twitter feed @gavin_carter.  I will also be seeking out opportunities to meet with you in person whether at your offices or JOC Group Inc.’s events.








Gavin Carter
Chief Executive Officer