Digital ID World and IDG World Expo Join Forces

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 23, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, and Digital ID World, Inc. today announced that the two companies will work together to make Digital ID World even more valuable and relevant for the identity community. Digital ID World(R), the premier identity industry event dedicated to digital identity technologies and solutions, is scheduled to take place in Spring 2006.

"Our May 2005 event was a watershed moment where both attendees and vendors saw the power and value of this event, and they wanted it to grow and expand in new directions," said Phil Becker, founder and conference co-chair of Digital ID World. "To better serve this community, we are joining forces with IDG World Expo, giving us the capability to be very responsive to the demands of this rapidly growing industry. We now have the tools to make this event even more impactful and valuable for vendors and attendees, while continuing our tradition of vendor-neutral industry advocacy."

Digital ID World will combine the identity industry expertise of Phil Becker, Founder and Conference Co-Chair of Digital ID World, with IDG World Expo's expertise as a world class event producer. IDG World Expo will manage all aspects of bringing the audience and vendors together, while Digital ID World, Inc. will continue to organize the strategy, develop the conference content and communicate with the identity industry leaders about the direction of the event.

Digital ID World provides business executives and IT managers with an exclusive conference opportunity to interact with thought leaders, developers and providers of identity solutions. With real world deployment case studies focused on the enterprise and presentations covering identity-based technologies, standards, business processes, Web services security and RFID, Digital ID World offers superior networking, in-depth information and practical advice.

"Phil Becker founded Digital ID World in 2002 to help foster and grow the identity industry, and this industry is moving to the next stage of its evolution, in large part because of his diligent efforts," said David Korse, CEO, IDG World Expo. "We're excited to work with Digital ID World to help enterprises and vendors who are harnessing identity technologies and solutions."

About Digital ID World

Digital ID World is the premier identity industry event. Digital ID World provides business executives and IT managers with an exclusive conference opportunity to interact with thought leaders, developers and providers of identity solutions. With presentations covering deployments, identity-based technologies, standards, business processes, web services security and RFID, Digital ID World offers superior networking, in-depth information, and practical advice.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), Real Time CRM Solutions(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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