IDG Announces Line-Up of 2003 Events In Asia

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 2, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced an expanded line up of conferences and events in Asia, as IT spending growth in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) is expected to rise from 3.6 percent in 2001 to 15 percent in 2006 and from negative growth in 2001 to 8 percent in Japan according to Stephen Minton, Program Director of the Worldwide Black Book Research at IDC. To meet the growing demand from technology users for information on the latest products, IDG produces a wide range of events and forums. For high tech marketers to introduce products face-to-face, IDG's conferences and events provide the most robust marketing resources available in the Asia Pacific region.


IDG World Expo produces more than 40 events throughout Asia Pacific including Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo and China Hi-tech Fair that attract key decision makers in government, and commercial segments, IT professionals, developers and channels. IDG World Expo also produces ComNet Shenzhen, the largest IT event in China, which attracted more than 250,000 attendees in the fourth ComNet show, which took place from October 12-17, 2002 in Shenzhen, a fast-growing city that neighbors Hong Kong to the North.

"By understanding local cultures, economies, languages and IT buying trends, IDG has built the biggest and best information technology buyer audiences in the Asia Pacific region," said Patrick Kenealy, CEO of IDG. "IDG's combination of global perspective and local expertise helps Asian – and American and European – marketers reach these buyers with global and local advertising, conference and event brands."

From Japan to Vietnam, IDG's World Expo's 2003 conferences and events to be held throughout Asia include:

Wireless World Conference & Expo Singapore January 14-15, 2003

IT Solutions for Education & Training Vietnam January 16-17, 2003

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo Hong Kong February 25-26, 2003

Storage Networking World Conference & Expo Hong Kong March 11-12, 2003

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo Australia March 19-20, 2003

Enterprise Portal Conference Hong Kong March 19, 2003

Banking Vietnam Vietnam April 24-25, 2003

Web Services Conference Hong Kong May 29, 2003

Storage Networking World China (Beijing) May 28-29, 2003

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo Singapore May 28-29, 2003

International Medical Apparatus Fair China (Shanghai) June 2003

Storage Networking World China (Shanghai) June 3, 2003

Storage Networking World China (Ghangzhou) June 5, 2003

e-Government Summit Hong Kong June 26, 2003

Wireless World China July 2-3, 2003

ESPWorld Conference & Expo Singapore July 15-16, 2003

Wireless World Hong Kong July 15-16, 2003

Pocket PC Summit Hong Kong July 15-16, 2003

Digital World China (Shanghai) August 1-4, 2003

MedPharmaWorld Conference & Expo Hong Kong August 8-9, 2003

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo China (Beijing) August 20-21, 2003

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo and

MedPharmaWorld China (Shanghai) September, 2003

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo Malaysia September 10-11, 2003

Vietnam Hi-tech Fair Vietnam September 12-15, 2003

Wireless World Malaysia September 16-17, 2003

InfoSecurity Conference & Expo Hong Kong September 16, 2003

CIO & CEO Conference Hong Kong September 29-30, 2003

Digital Economy Summit China (Shenzhen) October 11, 2003

China Hi-tech Fair and ComNet China (Shenzhen) October 12-17, 2003

InfoSecurity & Data Recovery Conference Singapore November 27-28, 2003

For information on all upcoming events in Asia, please visit

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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