Internet Commerce Expo -ICe- San Jose 2000 to be the Largest Event Devoted Exclusively to B2B eCommerce

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 4, 2000 – With business-to-business eCommerce predicted to top a staggering $1.1 trillion annually in 2003, IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) announced today that ICe San Jose 2000 (www.iceexpo.com) will be the largest event devoted exclusively to business-to-business eCommerce. According to Vice President Rob Scheschareg, "This Fall's ICe San Jose is a must-attend for top tier IT professionals because it's where exhibitors unveil the latest, state-of-the-art products that will help companies improve their on-line transactions and exchanges, and where several key partnerships and product announcements will be disclosed.

 

ICe is definitely the place to be in order to get an edge on competition in the fast-paced IT World."

ICe San Jose 2000 will take place September 11 – 14 with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates, and EDS highlighting the list of exhibitors. Due to overwhelming participation from choice exhibitors at events on both U.S. coasts, ICe East will relocate in January 2001 to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City – a larger, high-tech facility within closer proximity to the conference's target audience.

ICe, which is owned and produced by IDG World Expo, the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, has become the showcase for leading companies in the exploding business-to-business eCommerce market. ICe also serves as a unique platform for industry leaders to present new ideas and visions – as demonstrated by this year's inclusion of officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Microsoft Corporation and ibm.com as keynote speakers.

"Due to the unique nature of ICe as the only event devoted exclusively to eCommerce, there has been a significant increase in the number of exhibitors and attendees over the past few years. The relocation to a larger venue on the East Coast is in anticipation of even greater demand for access to our exhibitor's innovations in the years to come," added Scheschareg.

Participant records reveal that demand for exhibit space has quadrupled over the past 2 1/2 years, while attendance levels have risen 127% during the same period.

About Internet Commerce Expo (ICe)

The ICe conference and exposition will showcase eBusiness applications, tools, solutions and back-office products and services. ICe attracts an audience ranging from Fortune 500 executives and senior business managers to system administrators and Webmasters. Internet Commerce Expo, owned and managed by IDG World Expo, is expected to draw thousands of high-level attendees including business professionals and systems administrators. For additional conference information, please call 1-800-667-4423 or visit www.iceexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com), an entrepreneurial business unit of IDG, is focused on launching and managing trade events for cutting-edge and emerging IT markets worldwide. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of next-generation IT events and conferences to enable technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. Events owned and managed by IDG World Expo include Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo,Windows 2000 Conference & Expo, ASP World, MACWORLD Expo and ComNet.

About IDG

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer 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 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.