Internet Commerce Expo–ICe–to Welcome Thousands During eBusiness Trade Show at World Trade Center March in Boston 27-30

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 22, 2000 – INTERNET COMMERCE EXPO (ICe), the country's largest event focused exclusively on the tools, products and services designed for the business-to-business eCommerce industry will open at the World Trade Center in Boston on March 27. The attendance for the event is expected to surpass last year's registration of 13,400 CEOs, CIO's, IT professionals, network managers and sales and marketing executives. The show coincides with Gov. Paul Cellucci's proclamation declaring the week "Internet Commerce Week." Over half of the 200 exhibitors are expected to unveil new products at the show.

WHAT: Internet Commerce Expo (ICe) Boston 2000

WHEN: March 27 – 30 , 2000

On-site registration hours:

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, March 27

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; March 28-29

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30

WHERE: World Trade Center, Boston

Keynote sessions are held at the Seaport Hotel directly

across from the World Trade Center.

WHO: Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino

Tuesday, March 28

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

George Gilder, Founding Editor, Forbes ASAP

Tuesday, March 28

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Eric Benhamou, Chairman of the Board and CEO, 3Com Corp.

Wednesday, March 29

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Bob Howe, CEO and Chairman, Scient

Thursday, March 30

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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. The official conference program sponsor is Scient Corporation. 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), Linux World 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.