IDG’s BioITWorld Conference & Expo Expands Asia Event Schedule

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 28, 2002 – Following the success of the first international BioITWorld Conference & Expo held earlier this year in Hong Kong, International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced it will expand the conference's presence in Asia by adding additional shows in Taiwan, Singapore and Beijing. BioITWorld Conference & Expo will debut in the United States March 12-14, 2002 at the World Trade Center in Boston.


"As the premiere event of IDG's international BioITWorld series, BioITWorld Hong Kong far exceeded our expectations with its high attendance and strong exhibitor support," said Gary Fung, managing director of IDG World Expo Asia Ltd. "The event proved to be an important venue for Asian companies to come together and learn about the latest technologies being used to accelerate, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced in the life sciences industry. To meet growing demand by Asian audiences, BioITWorld Conference & Expo has added additional shows in Taiwan, Singapore and Beijing."

U.S. debut of BioITWorld Conference & Expo

The first U.S. BioITWorld Conference & Expo will take place March 12-14 at the World Trade Center in Boston and will be followed by a West Coast BioITWorld event August 13-15, 2002 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Produced by IDG World Expo, BioITWorld is the only U.S. event to focus specifically on how information technology is transforming the life sciences industry throughout the entire discovery and development processes. Dr. Eric Lander, founder and director of MIT Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, and a world-renowned contributing author to the human genome-mapping project, will deliver the opening keynote address for the Boston event. Roy Dunbar, CIO of Eli Lilly and Company and Michael Capellas, chairman and CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation, will also deliver keynote addresses. More than 70 IT and life sciences companies will exhibit at the Boston BioITWorld event, including Compaq, CuraGen, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Life Sciences, Inforonics, NeoCore, Network Appliance, Scimagix and Sun Microsystems.

IDG Expands Asian Event Schedule

Targeted at life sciences professionals who want to evaluate and understand advances in IT solutions and bioinformatics, BioITWorld Conference & Expo is the first event in Asia to exclusively showcase how information technology is transforming the life sciences. Building on the success of its Hong Kong event in January, IDG has announced three additional BioITWorld shows to take place this year. The next Asian BioITWorld Conference & Expo will take place in Taiwan July 8-9 at the Taipei International Convention Center. BioITWorld Singapore will take place at the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, May 28-29, and the third Asian event will be at the Beijing International Convention Center, July 2-3. For more information on these events, visit

BioITWorld Hong Kong Highlights its Success

In January, for the first time in Asia, more than 3,200 leading visionaries from the life sciences, biotech development, medical science, as well as IT applications/solutions firms, venture capital/investment firms, research companies, academics and media came together to witness how bioinformatics and bioscience have combined to create a new landscape for technological advancement and breakthroughs in medical science. More than 30 biotechnology, IT and life sciences companies exhibited at the event, including industry leaders such as Bio-Rad, Maxtor, NexMed, RSA Security, 3Com, Applied Biosystems, Kodak and Perkin Elmer.

Offering eight keynotes and 20 general sessions, the event covered topics such as medical technology, drug discovery and development, drug delivery, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, bioproduction, agrobiology, probiotics, neutraceuticals, cosmeticeuticals and environmental biology.

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About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.01 billion, IDG 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 (, a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo and the new BioITWorld Conference & Expo. Research company IDC provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at