IDG’s Focused Technology Conferences Cater To Senior IT Executives

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 6, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced it has expanded its line-up of conferences and forums, which includes Storage Networking World, CIO Perspectives and VORTEX. With successful events such as DEMO and InfoWorld's CTO Forum, IDG conferences have developed a successful niche by catering to the information needs of high-quality audiences including C-level executives, investors and senior technology buyers, and creating rich sales and marketing environments that focus on specific vertical technology markets.

 

IDG has successfully developed a loyal attendee and exhibitor base across its more than 168 conferences and events in more than 85 countries. IDG events range in size and scope to meet the specific business needs of technology companies looking to reach high-quality audiences, and drive qualified sales leads across industries ranging from security and storage, to web services and bio-IT.

" 'One-size fits all' doesn't work well for technology conferences," said Pat Kenealy, CEO of IDG. "Companies in different technology segments and geographies have very unique marketing needs, and IDG's conferences and events are locally-developed to bring specific groups of technology decision-makers together, resulting in the creation of sponsorship and exhibitor packages that convert attendance into revenue-generating relationships."

Addressing Global Storage Technology Trends

Founded in 1999 in collaboration with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Computerworld's Storage Networking World (SNW) attracts more than 300 highly qualified sponsors and 7,500 conference attendees per year. In addition to the existing eight SNW events, Storage Networking World will be hosting new events in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Ghangzhou. The Storage Networking World Fall 2002 was recently held October 27-30, 2002 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. For more information on how to register for future SNW events, please visit www.snwusa.com or www.snweurope.com.

Mobile & Wireless World – Newest Computerworld Conference in Burgeoning Sector

Owned and produced by Computerworld in alliance with MobileTrax, LLC, Mobile & Wireless World (M&WW) is an executive-level conference designed specifically for companies selling mobile and wireless solutions and services to enterprise decision-makers. The premiere conference will take place January 21 – 24, 2003, at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California. For more information, visit www.mwwusa.com.

"DEMO: The Future Starts Here" Attracts the Innovators of the Industry

DEMO identifies and presents the products most likely to have a significant impact on the marketplace and influence market trends in the upcoming year. Over the past two years, DEMO has had an average attendance of 650, and includes 60 percent C-level titles. DEMO conferences are invitation-only with strict qualification guidelines. DEMO 2003 will be held at Kierland Resort, Feb 16-18, 2003. For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.idgexecforums.com.

VORTEX Shapes the Future of the Network Business

VORTEX is the leading conference for senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and media in the data and telecommunications, Internet and entertainment networking industries. The audience at VORTEX is generally comprised of chairmen, CEOs and presidents, with more than 80 percent C-level titles. VORTEX is an exclusive, invitation-only event and will be held May 18-20, 2003 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. For registration information, go to: http://www.idgexecforums.com/vortex/register.html.

Delivering the Highest Quality of Information to CTOs and IT Executives

InfoWorld's CTO Forum is a unique event created by CTOs for CTOs. This invitation-only event taking place Spring 2003 in Boston, brings together a diverse group of CTOs and executive-level IT professionals to network, learn from industry visionaries, and to focus on common technology challenges they are facing. InfoWorld's CTO Forum attracts more than 250 CTOs and/or senior IT executives. For more information or to request an invitation, please visit www.infoworld.com/ctoforum.

Addressing the Needs of CIOs

CIO Executive Programs provides educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government executives. They produce CIO Perspectives and the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, which traditionally attracts 300-400 attendees, and target CIOs who share similar visions on ways to create new business value, increase ROI and leverage technology in strategic new ways. CIO Enterprise Value Retreat, in which CIOs share the ideas on how to build award-winning systems, attracts between 250 and 300. Across all four events, the attendees come from companies with average annual revenues of $4.3 billion, with IT budgets averaging $142 million. For more information, please visit www.cio.com/conferences.

First of its Kind CSO Perspectives 2003

Produced by CXO Media, the CSO Perspectives 2003 Conference is the first event to focus exclusively on the unique issues facing the Chief Security Officer (CSO). CSO Perspectives, attracting 250-300 security executives, is an invitation only event with the top CSO and CIO buying budgets involved in security, and will provide an educational and networking forum for senior technology decision-makers. CSO Perspectives will debut June 17-19, 2003 at the Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and 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 IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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