Tech Giants and Start-Ups to Unveil New Business-to-Business Products At Internet Commerce Expo -ICe- San Jose 2000

FRAMINGHAM, MA – July 20, 2000 — IDG World Expo (www.idgeworldexpo.com), the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, today announced that Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates, EDS and IBM Partner World highlight the more than 100 companies that will unveil new business-to-business breakthrough products and services at the Internet Commerce Expo (ICe) (www.iceexpo.com). ICe, the country's largest event focused exclusively on the tools, services and technologies for establishing and improving business transactions over the Internet, is expected to attract thousands of attendees September 11-14, 2000 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

 

"The leading companies in the exploding business-to-business electronic commerce market have timed the release of their products to coincide with the ICe conference in San Jose," said Rob Scheschareg, IDG World Expo Vice President of Events. "Those attending are guaranteed to discover never-before-seen products that will improve efficiency, productivity and secure a competitive advantage for their businesses."

An anticipated 13,000 CEOs, CIOs, IT professionals, network managers, and sales and marketing executives are expected to attend this year's event. With business-to-business e-commerce predicted to top a staggering $1.1 trillion annually in 2003, ICe San Jose is a must attend for any company looking to create and sustain a competitive advantage in their market. Attendees will have the opportunity to view products and participate in demonstrations in the following business-to-business e-commerce categories: e-commerce software (end-to-end solutions), knowledge management, customer service and support, supply chain management, privacy and security issues, relationship marketing, analysis solutions, electronic bill delivery and internet payment systems.

Show highlights will include more than 50 educational conference sessions, 14 in-depth tutorials, and the ICe "Best of" Awards. Conference attendees will be able to customize a conference program to meet their unique needs by choosing sessions from the following tracks:

— Creating and Measuring eBusiness Results

— Creating and Maintaining eBusiness Relationships

— How to Innovate Through eBusiness

— Winning eBusinesses: Case Studies

— Marketing, Branding and Selling in the "dot-conomy"

— Emerging Technologies

In addition to a full slate of conference sessions and tutorials, keynote speakers from government and the private sector including Dr. Cheryl Shavers, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, US Department of Commerce; Peter Boit, Vice President of eCommerce, Microsoft Corporation; and Douglas L. Maine, General Manager, ibm.com will address conference attendees. John Dix, Editor in Chief, Network World, will lead the feature presentation, "Web Hosting Showdown: Analyzing the Burgeoning Hosting Options."

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), Linux World Conference & Expo and 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.