Imperative Players in Biotechnology, IT and Life Science Announced Participation in BioITWorld Conference & Expo Hong Kong 2002

HONG KONG – JANUARY 20, 2002 – IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd., producer of world-class technology related conferences and expositions, announced today in a launching press conference that Bio-Rad, Maxtor, NexMed, RSA Security, 3Com, Applied Biosystems, Kodak, Amersham Bioscience China Ltd, Invitrogen and Perkin Elmer and 10 other key players in life science, information technology (IT) and biotechnology industries will exhibit at BioITWorld Conference & Expo Hong Kong 2002 (BioITWorld HK2002). The event is slated for January 29-30, 2002 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.


BioITWorld HK2002 will focus on the convergence of biotechnology, IT and life science, offering 8 keynotes and 19 general sessions in the conference for CxOs and professionals from life science, biotech development, medical science, as well as IT applications/solutions firms, venture capital/investment firms, researching companies and media.

"This premiere event, the first of its kind in Asia, will focus on the convergence of biotechnology, IT and life science," said Gary Fung, Managing Director of IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd. said. "Leading visionaries from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government markets will come together to identify and learn the latest tools, services and training which accelerate, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry."

This inaugural event is in association with Hospital Authority (HA), Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) and Hong Kong Biotechnology Association (HKBTA) and a number of other leading associations and organizations.

Participating sponsors include Gold Sponsors Bio-Rad, Maxtor, NexMed (Asia) Ltd, RSA Security, Wex Medical Company Limited; Silver Sponsors 3Com Asia Pacific, amersham pharmacia biotech, Applied Biosystems, Bio-Asia, BMC Software, Electrolux, Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR, Invitrogen Hong Kong Limited, MAXX Bioscience Technology Co. Ltd., Netmon Information Systems Ltd., Oasis Computer Consultants Ltd., PerkinElmer; Conference Sponsor Kodak (Hong Kong) Limited.

The event is supported by 12 reputable organizations including Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR, Hong Kong Venture Capital Association Ltd., The Hong Kong Biotechnology Assoication Ltd., The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Food Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Hong Kong Food and Science Technology Assoication Ltd, Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong Society for Medical Informatics, Hong Kong Science Technology Parks; as well as Information Provider UMEDCO (Far East) Limited, BioMedical Specialist BIOMEDICINE WORLD, Official Printer Sponsor RICOH, Official Projector Sponsor ON System; Lucky Draw Sponsor Palm, Official TV Station CNBC Asia Pacific, Official Breaking News Services PR Newswire Asia and Media Sponsors Asian Pacific Biotech, Asian Business, Channels Asia, ComputerWorld Hong Kong, The Economist, eWeek Asia and Financial Times.

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About IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd.

IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd. ( ) is the regional exposition management arm of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT information services provider. Every year, IDG holds more than 168 IT related expositions around the world, the successful series, including ComNet, Electronic Entertainment Expo, Macworld Expo, Windows World Expo, Internet Commerce Expo, LinuxWorld, Digital World, CIO Perspective Conference and the other industry event like COMDEX/China. All these events have been proven to be the most cost-effective marketing channels for multinationals and local IT companies to promote corporate, brand and product awareness, expand market share and penetrate into the new promising market. As Asia is the fastest growing IT market in the world, IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd. is offering the industry the most dynamic and interactive interface to capture its huge business potential.