Microsoft, Compaq, Netscape, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T Headline ICE/Los Angeles ’98 Exhibition Lineup

(Boston, Mass. August 5, 1998) Microsoft Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, Netscape Communications, Hewlett-Packard Company and AT&T will headline the over 200 Internet Commerce vendors and Web-based application providers exhibiting at this fall’s Internet Commerce Expo® (ICE) in Los Angeles.

The exhibits and The Internet Open® portion of the popular multifaceted exposition and conference will run from September 23-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Other leading companies spearheading the growth of Internet Commerce and Internet business technologies who will be participating at ICE/Los Angeles’98 include Encanto Networks, iCat Corporation, nCipher Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Interworld Corporation, Sterling Commerce BarnesandNoble.com, Computer Associates, CONNECT,Inc.,TRADE’ex, e2 Software, EC Cubed, eCharge, Brightware, GlobeSet, Hitachi, Intershop Communications, OpenSite Technologies, MicroStrategy and Sirrus Internet Solutions.

They will be joined by the extensive lineup of application providers showcasing the latest Internet Commerce, Intranet Computing and Extranet business solutions in The Internet Open demonstration and evaluation program. Each will be competing for "Best of Class" consideration in one of 22 Web-based business application categories.

"The Internet is revolutionizing the way businesses communicate with their customers suppliers and employees, making it vital to keep abreast of the latest developments in this technolgy" said ICE President and Founder Ron Milton. "ICE/Los Angeles’98 will enable our attendees to experience and evaluate the full range of the latest product offerings in Internet Commerce, Corporate Intranets, Extranets and Web-based business solutions, and to interact with and receive personal feedback from the industry’s acknowledged experts."

The 1998 ICE World Tour already includes successes in Boston, Taipei and Hong Kong, and an upcoming event is scheduled for Shanghai October 19-22.

The Internet Commerce Expo, an International Data Group company, is a major international exposition and conference dedicated to Internet Commerce and Web-based business solutions. Complete information is available on the show’s Web site www.iceexpo.com or by calling (800)667-4423 (or 011-508-820-8666 outside North America).

The Internet Commerce Expo (ICE) 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 700 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 225 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 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http:www.idg.com