Second Annual DEMO China Conference to Take Place in Beijing; September Event to Debut Cutting Edge Technology for Chinese Marketplace
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MAY 2, 2007 – IDG Executive Forums, producer of the technology industry's DEMO conferences, today announced the second annual DEMO China conference. IDG Executive Forums sister company, IDG China, will produce and host DEMO China 2007, which will be held September 5-7, 2007 in Beijing's Tsinghua Science Park International Convention Center.
"Last year, IDG Executive Forums worked closely with IDG China to put together a first-class DEMO event that introduced a wide range of new products for both the consumer and enterprise market. It was an exciting mix including mobile entertainment technology, Web 2.0 music and gaming sites, mobile RFID and communication applications," said Neal Silverman, Executive Vice President of IDG Executive Forums. "It was an historic event — the first international DEMO conference — and an extremely successful one, proving the strength of the DEMO formula as a launch pad outside the U.S. market. I look forward to attending DEMO China 2007 and learning about the latest technology innovations by and for this major economic force."
A committee, charged with identifying, evaluating and selecting the demonstrators for the program, will host DEMO China 2007. The team of experts will include a top research analyst from IDC China, an IT journalist, and a representative from China's Association for Science & Technology. The producers of DEMO China 2007 will also work closely with Beijing Haidian Capital Center to recruit innovative small- and medium-sized Chinese companies. The Haidian Capital Market was established by the Haidian Government in December 2006 with the goal of easing the financial pressures of business for SMBs.
Twenty-seven startups launched projects at DEMO China 2006 from a pool of 270 applications. Of that 27, 23 were Chinese startups and the remaining four hailed from the United States and Europe. At DEMO China 2007, the producers intend to select between 60 and 70 local and international demonstrators to launch into the Chinese marketplace.
More than 300 professionals will make up the audience at DEMO China 2007, consisting mainly of business development executives, investors, resellers and distributors, and media. For more information, or to apply for a coveted demonstrator slot, visit http://www.demochina.com.cn/ .
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by IDG Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/ .
The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.
About IDG Executive Forums
IDG Executive Forums, a division of Network World, Inc., is an information resource company dedicated to serving executives in the high technology marketplace. The company provides the industry analysis, information, insights and networking opportunities its customers need to excel in the fastest-paced marketplace in the world. Most widely known for producing the high-tech industry's premier executive conferences and newsletters, the company's products include DEMO, DEMOfall, DEMOletter, and The Security Standard.
About Network World
Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities ( www.networkworld.com , www.javaworld.com , www.linuxworld.com , and www.demo.com ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
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