IDG World Expo Appoints Industry Veteran Rich Feeley as Vice President of Operations

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 16, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the appointment of Rich Feeley as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Feeley will oversee logistical aspects including operations, registration and housing, as well as building and maintaining strong relationships with vendors, facilities, exhibitors and sponsors, for IDG World Expo tradeshows.

Feeley brings a diverse range of skills and nearly 20 years of experience in the operation of large trade shows, conferences, incentive travel and building management to IDG World Expo. Most recently, Feeley served as Director of Building Services for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, which includes the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Hynes Convention Center. Feeley has also served as Director of Operations for major tradeshows such as COMDEX, Networld + Interop and Java One, and has played key roles on several high-profile projects including the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 1994 and 2004 Super Bowls, the World War II Memorial Dedication in Washington D.C., and former President William Jefferson Clinton's Keynote address at COMDEX 2000.

Feeley began his career in the meeting and incentives business where he developed and managed programs and sales meetings for companies including IBM and CA.

"With such an impressive range of skills and experience in the event industry we are confident that Rich is well poised to make significant contributions to the IDG World Expo team," said Dick Blouin, president, U.S., IDG World Expo. "We are thrilled to have him on board."

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( 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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness, RoboNexus, and RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo. 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 publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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