CMP Asia, a major organizer of Asian trade shows, has appointed Alan Cheung as chief financial officer at its headquarters in Hong Kong. Cheung most recently worked as deputy general manager at MTR Corporation, where he was responsible for the delivery of the new Beijing metro line in time for the 2008 Olympics. He replaces Marie Lau who decided to leave the company to spend more time with her family. CMP runs trade shows in many sectors, including APLF and Fashion Access for the leather and fashion industries. Separately, CMP Asia has launched a new internet platform,, providing information on the offerings of leading suppliers from different parts of the world, a search engine to find suppliers and products, industry updates and a trend forum. CMP Asia already operates similar platforms in the jewelry and furniture sectors.