Penton Media's Internet World Spring 2002 Conference Program To Address Virtually Every Aspect Of Internet Business Technology
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Penton Media's Internet World Spring 2002 Conference Program To Address Virtually Every Aspect Of Internet Business Technology

Event To Offer Attendees More Options, Flexibility

DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2002-- Penton Media (NYSE: PME, http://www.penton.com) today announced its world-class lineup of conference sessions and speakers for Internet World Spring 2002, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 22-26.

The ninth-annual event is offering over 40 days worth of sessions that will address virtually every aspect of Internet business technology, including Web services, security, wireless, CRM, content management, Web marketing and online advertising.

The event's attendees - comprised of CxOs, IT executives, developers, corporate buyers, journalists and members of the financial community - will have the opportunity to attend forums offered in four comprehensive tracks focusing on the Enterprise, Infrastructure, E-Business and Development.

"This is a critical time for businesses in all industries," said Courtney Muller, Vice President of domestic Internet World events, "and the ability to successfully harness the power of Internet technology can make a crucial difference in their ability to survive these tough times. We're proud of the educational program being offered at this year's Internet World Spring, and are confident that our attendees will leave the event armed with all of the up-to-the-minute information, tools, and strategies that they can put to work for their businesses immediately."

In addition to all-access and full-day passes for Internet World Spring, Penton Media is offering over 30 "a la carte" sessions on Friday, April 26th, covering such topics as technology's next wave, legal issues, privacy, outsourcing, Web publishing, site re-engineering and more. For complete information on the conference, or to register, please visit http://www.internetworld.com/events/spring2002.

Conference highlights of Internet World Spring 2002 include:

Web Services - There is almost no buzzword hotter than "Web Services" at the moment, and Internet World Spring is featuring a 2-day conference program that will enable attendees to separate the hope from the hype. Kicking-off with a Web Services Roundtable, featuring top executives from Salesforce.com, MetraTech and Grand Central, the sessions will provide an in-depth look at tools for building Web services, service provider convergence solutions, managed services, security systems, and Web services for the masses.

Security Matters (sponsored by VeriSign) - Between crippling new viruses and the threat of cyber-terrorism, it has never been more crucial for companies to secure their networks and data. This 2-day conference track will arm attendees with the latest information on such critical security topics as PKI, biometrics, network security policies, VPNs, cybercrime, top hacking techniques and disaster recovery. The Security Matters faculty is comprised by experts from such leading companies as AT&T, Radware, Nokia, RSA Security, Digex, Exodus, and CacheFlow.

CRM (sponsored by PeopleSoft) - Opening with a CRM Roundtable featuring experts discussing CRM initiatives, this 3-day conference track addresses every aspect of Customer Relationship Management. Featured sessions include Transforming Your Business, Unlocking the Mystery of Online Customer Behavior, CRM Strategy and Financial Results, Funding in the Tightening Marketing, and Effective Enterprise CRM. The CRM conference speaker lineup includes top executives from Sony Pictures, BroadVision, AvantGo, Cisco, Reuters, and Oracle.

Content Management Forum (sponsored by CAP Ventures) - Well-planned content management techniques can streamline a significant part of an organization's knowledge management efforts, and this track will provide valuable information in the form of executive roundtables and case studies.

Other noteworthy sessions include The New Finance Forum, Wireless Internet, Media & Entertainment, Webmaster's Forum, Small Business E-Commerce Strategies, and an XML Forum.

Penton Media (NYSE: PME - news) is a leading, global business-to-business media company that produces market-focused magazines, trade shows and conferences, and Web sites. Penton's integrated media portfolio serves the following industries: Internet/broadband; information technology; electronics; natural products; food/retail; manufacturing; design/engineering; supply chain; aviation; government/compliance; mechanical systems/construction; and leisure/hospitality. For more information, visit www.penton.com.


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