ShowStoppers Media Reception To Host PC World’s 20th “World Class Awards” At TECHXNY/PC EXPO

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 5, 2002 – PC World, the world's largest technology magazine, and ShowStoppers Media Receptions, announced today an agreement to present the magazine's 20th World Class Awards at this year's ShowStoppers event, to be held on Wednesday, June 26th from 6 – 9 pm at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, coinciding with TECHXNY/PC EXPO.


With their relaxed settings and signature style, ShowStoppers receptions are exclusive, open only to media, industry analysts and selected investment firms. Every year, PC World's World Class Awards honor the best of the best in computers, hardware, software, and the Internet. With this agreement, PC World and ShowStoppers will bring together the finest technologies with hundreds of journalists and decision-makers for in-depth interviews, demos and sneak previews.

"This partnership with PC World will intensify the value and excitement of the reception," said Steve Leon and Dan Janal, co-founder and vice president of client relations for ShowStoppers. "Since our event is designed to network key press with world-class products and services, it's a natural fit. The winners will benefit from the added press attention, and the media will have immediate access to even more high-quality companies-all in one place."

To select this year's World Class winners, PC World editors will evaluate hundreds of products from the last 12 months, based on the following criteria: performance, value, consistency, and innovation. For more information about the awards, contact executive editor Harry McCracken at 617/482-2704.

About ShowStoppers

Founded in 1993, ShowStoppers produces award-winning media receptions at TECHXNY/PC EXPO, Comdex, Internet World, CES and other major industry events. More than 6,000 reporters and 600 companies have attended ShowStoppers receptions. ShowStoppers has enjoyed official relationships with show producers Penton Media and CMP. ShowStoppers also has Industry Partner relationships with PR Newswire, The Catchpole Corporation, Marketing with Honors, Netsuds and Web Digest for Marketers. For more information, visit . ShowStoppers is not affiliated with TECHXNY/PC EXPO.

About PC World

PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World and ( and is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. The winner of the 1999 and 2000 Grand Neal Award for editorial excellence, PC World is the world's largest computer publication with a readership of nearly 6.9 million (Fall 2001 MRI). With an average of 1.6 million unique visitors per month (Media Metrix, August 2001 – January 2002), is a leading online resource for PC-product buyers and users. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at .


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