IDG World Expo Announces Advisory Board for Internet Commerce Expo – ICe –

IDG World Expo, the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, today announced the advisory board for the upcoming Internet Commerce Expo (ICe). Industry luminaries selected as members of the ICe Advisory Board include:

–Christopher Barr, Editor at Large, CNET: The Computer Network

–Robert Berger, President, Internet Bandwith Development

–Frank Gens, Senior Vice President, Internet Research, International Data Corporation

–Eric Greenberg, Chairman and Founder, Scient

–Ellen Messmer, Senior Editor, Network World

–Kevin Tolly, President and CEO, The Tolly Group

–Michael Vizard, Executive News Editor/ Vice President, News, InfoWorld

"We are pleased to have these eight dynamic and influential industry experts serving as members of our advisory board," said Charlie Greco, president of IDG World Expo. "They all bring a wealth of experience and insight to this year's ICe event, which helps provide our attendees with the most pertinent news, trends and information needed to succeed in eBusiness today."

ICe will be held October 18-21, 1999 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, and will feature keynote presentations by Lou Dobbs, president of Space.com and former president and chief executive of CNNfn, Halsey Minor, CEO of CNET, and Paul Otellini, executive vice president and general manager for Intel Architecture Business Group

Scient and the ICe Advisory Board Instrumental in Selecting Topics for Tutorials and Sessions

Scient, the eBusiness Systems Innovator(TM) and official ICe conference sponsor, along with the ICe Advisory Board, oversee the direction of the conference by recommending topics for tutorials and conference sessions, as well as offering counsel on compelling issues affecting eBusiness today. Scient specializes in developing strategic eBusiness solutions for both Fortune 500 companies and electronic start-ups that want to dominate their marketplace. Their role has helped facilitate the selection and scheduling of an extensive collection of conference sessions and tutorials.

The four-day conference will feature twelve different tutorials, which will take place on October 18th, the first day of ICe San Francisco, and will run from 9am-4pm. Attendees will then have a choice of six different conference tracks that will run over the remaining three days and highlight everything from how to build eBusiness relationships with customers to differentiating between eMarketing and eSelling.

1999 ICe Conference Tracks include:

–Turning eBusiness Into Measurable Results

–Creating Powerful eRelationships

–How to Innovate Through eBusiness

–Winning eBusinesses: Case Studies

–eMarketing & eSelling: What's Different?

–Emerging Technologies

About Internet Commerce Expo (ICe)

The ICe conference and exposition will showcase eBusiness applications, tools, solutions and new business requirements. 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 more than 15,000 high-level attendees including business professionals and systems administrators. The official conference program sponsor is Scient Corporation. For additional conference information, please call 1-800-667-4423 or visit www.iceexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG , the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 700 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG .net, which comprises more than 240 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit IDG 's Web site at www. idg .com.