IDG’s Network World Appoints Vice President Of Events

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JULY 25, 2000 – Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, has appointed Robin Azar to the position of Vice President, Events. Ms. Azar will be responsible for managing Network World’s seminars and events and will also be a member of the Executive Committee. As Vice President, Ms. Azar will oversee Network World’s face-to-face events, virtual seminars, Webcasts and conferences. Ms. Azar will be responsible for setting strategy for both live and Web-based events and education, ensuring top quality content and helping Network World deliver integrated print/online/events marketing solutions to the network industry. She will report to John Gallant, Network World’s Editorial Director and Executive Vice President.

Prior to joining Network World, Ms. Azar served as Vice President of Event Development for CXO Media, formerly CIO Communications. In that role, she was responsible for event development and execution, strategic planning, sponsorship sales and new program initiatives. She was instrumental in creating new business opportunities for several CIO departments, resulting in a 50% increase of CIO events in two years. Ms. Azar joined CIO in 1994 and served as Strategic Marketing Manager and Director of Program Development before she became Vice President in 1998. Prior to that, she held several marketing management positions at International Data Corporation and Dun and Bradstreet Software.

"Robin brings to this position over 10 years of strategic marketing, research and events management experience in the publishing industry," said John Gallant, Editorial Director and Executive Vice President. "She will play a very important role in helping Network World continue to expand its successful seminars and events."

According to Azar, "This is an exciting opportunity to take an established organization to a new level and open doors to additional markets. Network World’s collaborative and creative approach to delivering top quality seminars and events has laid the groundwork for developing new opportunities in the events business."

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, NetworkWorld, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.