IDG’s Internet World Japan Third Consecutive Successful Year

BOSTON, MA – DECEMEBER 21, 2000 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media and information services company, today announced that Internet World Japan just completed its third consecutive year as one of the most successful technology trade shows in the region. With more than 130 exhibitors, including some of the world’s leading technology companies such as Intel, Sun, Hewlett Packard, NTT and Hitachi, the trade show reported a record-breaking 55,000 attendees. Held November 30 to December 1 in conjunction with ASP/iDC World, the theme for this year’s Internet World was "The Creation of a New Economy."

 

"We are very pleased with the continued success of Internet World Japan. This event has established a reputation for having its finger on the pulse of Internet technologies, and for uncovering and analyzing the trends and companies that will have a significant impact the future of the Web," said Setsuro Tamai, president and CEO of IDG Japan. "Internet World Japan is an important event for the burgeoning Asian technology market. No other exhibition in this region gives attendees and exhibitors the tools they need to take advantage of critical online opportunities."

The three-day conference opened with a keynote address by Howard Bubb, vice president, Communications Products Group, Intel Corporation, and president, Dialogic Corporation. In his speech, entitled "Enhancing e-Business and Services," Bubb spoke about the construction of e-business and voice portals. Also, on the final day of the conference, Teiichi Aruga, representative director and executive vice president, CSK Corporation spoke on "The Arrival of the Age of e-Service."

The show included 117 sessions covering such topics as: XML, broadband, business-to-business e-commerce sites, content management, application service providers (ASPs), Internet data centers (iDCs), customer relationship management (CRM), the e-marketplace, and network security. This year, the show was held in conjunction with ASP/iDC World, which was sponsored by iDC Japan, an organization that launched in October and is comprised of 151 Japanese companies. ASP/iDC World featured a three-day seminar and exhibitors including prominent technology companies such as Nihon Unisys (Unisys), the NEC Group, Cable and Wireless IDC, and NTT Facilities.

IDG World Expo Japan produces Internet World Japan by agreement with Penton Media, Inc.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO, and For Dummies® 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 270 targeted 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.