IDG World Expo and Red Hat Join Forces To Produce The Red Hat Summit

FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 19, 2008 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to produce the 2008 Red Hat Summit. The Summit, now in its fourth year, is a must-attend event for IT professionals to learn the value of open source innovations, and to network with colleagues from Red Hat, partners, and the community at large. The 2008 event is scheduled to take place June 18-20, 2008, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

“IDG World Expo has a proven track record of producing great events with a focus on delivering outstanding customer service,” said Michael Chen, vice president of Corporate Marketing at Red Hat. “We are very excited to be collaborating with them, and we’re confident that IDG World Expo will help us offer a great experience to our attendees.”

The Red Hat Summit brings together a wide range of partners and customers in an open source knowledge exchange. Tracks are designed to address important industry topics including virtualization, system performance, security, best practices in open source, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and intellectual property. The conference also features hands-on workshops, demonstrations, informative sessions and networking opportunities.

“We are pleased to be working with Red Hat on the Red Hat Summit, a very highly regarded event for the technology industry,” said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer, IDG World Expo. “Red Hat will no doubt deliver a highly informative and valuable experience to their attendees, and we look forward to showcasing our strengths in event management and production.”

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About Red Hat

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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