Anticipation Grows for Internet Commerce Expo -ICe- San Jose 2000

FRAMINGHAM, MASS – AUGUST 21, 2000– With less than one month to go, IDG World Expo (www.idgeworldexpo.com), the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, today announced a sell-out exhibit floor is guaranteed at the upcoming Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), September 11-14 at the San Jose Convention Center.

 

Attendance for the event is expected to surpass last year's registration of high-level attendees, including CEO's, CIO's, IT professionals, network managers and sales and marketing executives. Historically, nearly 90 percent of ICe attendees are involved in technology purchasing decisions with plans to purchase an average of $850,000 to 1 million dollars within the next 12 months on products and services seen at ICe. More than 90% of exhibitors surveyed are scheduled to introduce new products/services at ICe, now in its fifth year.

ICe San Jose: Show Highlights

Sell-Out Exhibit Floor Guarantees Largest ICe Event On West Coast: With less than 30 days to the show, available booth space is at a premium with exhibitors ranging from industry leaders including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates, and EDS to a number of eBusiness start-ups.

Product Releases: The leading companies in the exploding electronic commerce market have timed the release of their products to coincide with ICe/ San Jose 2000. A number of major product announcements for businesses of all sizes are expected during the conference and expo.

Speakers' Line-Up To Include Newsworthy Keynoters: ICe/ San Jose 2000 speakers' lineup will be highlighted by government and private sector representatives who will provide vision and opinion on today's most controversial and newsworthy issues surrounding eCommerce.

The scheduled keynote speakers at Internet Commerce Expo (ICe) San Jose 2000 are Dr. Cheryl Shavers, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, Microsoft eBusiness Solutions Group Vice President, Peter Boit and ibm.com General Manager, Douglas L. Maine.

Shavers will lead off the conference with the "Government Address on the Internet Economy" on Tuesday, September 12, at 9:00 AM. Microsoft's Boit will deliver Wednesday's keynote address, "Microsoft's eCommerce Business and Strategy" at 9:00 AM, September 13. ibm.com's Douglas Maine, will discuss "Putting Customers First On The Web" on Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 AM. Also on Wednesday, September 13, Network World's Editor-in-Chief, John Dix, will moderate the feature presentation, "Web Hosting Showdown: Analyzing the Burgeoning Hosting Options."

"We design the conference's speaking agenda to mirror the developments and issues surrounding the fast-paced IT marketplace where new milestones literally happen overnight," commented Rob Scheschareg, Vice President of Events for IDG World Expo. "Attendees will take a special interest in keynote addresses from leading officials from the US government and the private eCommerce sector."

About Internet Commerce Expo (ICe)

The ICe conference and exposition will showcase eBusiness applications, tools, solutions and back-office products and services. ICe attracts an audience ranging from Fortune 500 executives and senior business managers to system administrators and Webmasters. Internet Commerce Expo, owned and managed by IDG World Expo, is expected to draw thousands of high-level attendees including business professionals and systems administrators. For additional conference information, please call 1-800-667-4423 or visit www.iceexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com), an entrepreneurial business unit of IDG, is focused on launching and managing trade events for cutting-edge and emerging IT markets worldwide. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of next-generation IT events and conferences to enable technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. Events owned and managed by IDG World Expo include Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, ASP World Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo and COMNET.

About IDG

IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.