IDG World Expo Appoints Patty Caron as Vice President of Conference Brands; Caron responsible for Syndicate, Wireless Sensing Solutions and Digital ID World

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 23, 2006 – IDG World Expo today announced the appointment of Patty Caron as Vice President, Conference Brands. In this role, Caron will be responsible for the overall growth and management of IDG World Expo's conference brands including Syndicate, Wireless Sensing Solutions, Digital ID World and any newly launched conferences. Caron was most recently at TechTarget as Vice President of Conferences where she was responsible for driving the conference brands as well as launching and developing new products.

Prior to TechTarget, Caron was Vice President/Media Director for Carat Face-to-Face where she worked with many of the major high tech companies to develop their event strategies. Caron has had extensive involvement over the years with CEMA where she has participated in panel discussions and given talks on event strategy. Caron also spent over 15 years at Digital as a marketing consultant.

"We are very pleased to have been able to find such a qualified professional as Patty to join the IDG World Expo team," said Dick Blouin, president, U.S., IDG World Expo. "Patty's wide range of experience on both the client and service side of the IT industry give her a unique perspective and the ability to help IDG World Expo develop and shape conference brands that deliver high value to all of our communities."

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) 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), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(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 .