BioITWorld Conference & Expo Debuts Corporate Conference Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 19, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today introduced a special group pricing program for companies attending BioITWorld Conference & Expo, scheduled for March 12-14, 2002 at the World Trade Center Boston. The BioITWorld Corporate Conference Program will allow companies to send teams of employees to the event at a reduced rate, offering an opportunity for companies to maximize team education while minimizing costs.


BioITWorld Conference & Expo is the first major event showcasing the latest in bioinformatics, data management and IT solutions for the life sciences industry. Recent research from leading industry analyst firm IDC indicates that IT infrastructure spending in the biosciences market is expected to grow from $9.2 billion in 2000 to more than $27 billion in 2005.

Each Corporate Conference Program package will include passes to BioITWorld conference sessions, which will address the most pressing needs of bioscience professionals looking for IT solutions, as well as those of IT professionals looking to better understand the bioscience industry's IT requirements. Full event passes will also allow access to half-day workshops covering a range of specific topics, including "Integrated Visual and Analytic Data Mining," "Attracting Seed Captial," and "Building Linux Clusters for Bioinformatics Customers."

Packages will also include additional BioIT Discovery Passes, which allow access to keynotes, symposia and birds-of-a-feather sessions. Discovery Pass holders will also be able to visit the expo floor, featuring exhibits by Compaq, CuraGen, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Life Sciences, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems.

Companies can choose from three Corporate Conference Program levels:

Silver Package – $4,999

5 Full Event Passes

5 BioIT Discovery Passes

IDC White Paper – "State of the Bio-IT marketplace"

(value of $6,725 – 25% savings)

Gold Package – $8,999

10 Full Event Passes

10 BioIT Discovery Passes

IDC White Paper – "State of the Bio-IT marketplace"

(value of $12,950 – 30% savings)

Platinum Package – $15,999

20 Full Event Passes

20 BioIT Discovery Passes

IDC White Paper – "State of the Bio-IT marketplace"

(value of $25,900 – 40% savings)

The opening keynote at BioITWorld Conference & Expo will be delivered by Dr. Eric Lander of MIT's Whitehead Institute. A world-renowned contributing author to the human genome mapping project, Dr. Lander serves on the event's advisory board along with Dr. Lee Jensen,; Dr. Rainer Fuchs, Biogen; Dr. Jim Golden, CuraGen; Dr. Tony Frudakis, DNAPrint Genomics, Inc.; Dr. George J. Maalouf, Genomix; David Valenta, Hewlett Packard; Dr. Caroline Kovack, IBM Life Sciences; Debra Goldfarb, IDC; Mark Weitner, Parabon Computation; Andrew Kelly, Platform Computing; and Dr. Rich Hamer, Viaken.

To register for BioITWorld Conference & Expo or to obtain information about exhibiting, visit

About BioITWorld

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (, produced by IDG World Expo, is the first event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming life sciences throughout the entire discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed BioITWorld for life sciences professionals looking to evaluate and understand the advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics that help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic and government markets will convene at BioITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and training can speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry.

For More Information

For more information on BioITWorld Conference & Expo please contact Ryan Colby, Product Manager at (508) 424-4811 or via email at More information is also available by calling (800) 560-7612.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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