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SEMPO to Visit Beijing on June 12 As Part of Its First Asia Tour

Tour provides opportunity for SEMPO to learn about the local market and promote the search industry in Asia

Beijing, China, May 7, 2009 – The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO),, today announced that, as part of its Asia tour, it will be visiting Beijing on June 12. Beijing is one stop in a three-city Asian tour that SEMPO is undertaking to foster the awareness of search engine marketing and connect professionals in the region with Western markets. It will also provide a rare occasion for search industry executives to network with local search engine company representatives. Other stops include Singapore on June 9 and Mumbai on June 15.

With the goal of creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing, the SEMPO delegation, which consists of Jeffrey Pruitt, SEMPO Chairperson, Bill Hunt, SEMPO Board of Director. Motoko Hunt, Chairperson of SEMPO Asia, and Paula Hunter, Director of Operations for SEMPO, will host a number of evens. For more information about SEMPO’s Asia tour, click here.

SEMPO events in Beijing, all being held at the WU TA SI – Temple Club, include:

  • Seminar with presentations by representatives of search engine companies, SEMPO and other organizations involved in the state of search, SEO, SEM and social media
  • Press conference
  • Receptions with SEMPO representatives, delegates and sponsors 

"Although SEMPO has had an active Asia Committee for some time, this is our first official SEMPO Asia tour to spread awareness of SEMPO as a global organization,” says Jeffrey Pruitt, SEMPO chairperson and the leader of the SEMPO delegation. "We’re looking forward to networking with Beijing’s SEM and SEO industry leaders and meeting the local media.”

For details about SEMPO’s Asia tour, click here or send an email to:

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) 
SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Its purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing.

Representing thousands in over 30 countries, SEMPO has more than 850 members. It represents the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provides them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO’s education and outreach initiatives are funded in part by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google,, ABC Search, SMX and Search Engine Strategies.


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