INT MEDIA GROUP LAUNCHES INSTANT MESSAGING AND VOICEXML TRADE SHOWS(New York, NY - January 10, 2002) - INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM) today announced the launch of two new trade shows - Instant Messaging Planet Conference & Expo and VoiceXML Planet Conference & Expo, the first focused trade shows in the world designed for professionals interested in better understanding the business opportunities presented by enterprise Instant Messaging (IM), and for business and technology leaders who are looking for strategic, technical and market opportunities in the emerging interactive voice applications and services market. Instant Messaging Planet Conference & Expo will take place March 7-8, 2002 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts and VoiceXML Planet Conference & Expo is scheduled for March 20-22, 2002 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.
"Enterprise Instant Messaging and VoiceXML technologies are set for explosive growth. These innovative technologies have vast untapped potential in the enterprise business sector, where they are rapidly becoming critical tools for business communications." stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of INT Media Group. "Up to now, one can find parts of Instant Messaging and VoiceXML technologies covered by various IT events across the USA, but no where can one find single events that are 100% focused on these dynamic business technologies. We are filling the void for the marketplace."
About Instant Messaging Planet Conference & Expo
Instant Messaging Planet Conference & Expo is the only industry forum that will bring together IM experts and professionals in order to exchange ideas, strategies and Instant Messaging success stories. The conference approaches Instant Messaging in the enterprise on several levels with both business and technical tracks. It is also the only focused event that provides an interactive exhibit floor enabling vendors to exhibit their products and solutions to businesses and organizations looking to incorporate IM enterprise solutions into their infrastructure. Key industry leading speakers include Sonu Aggarwal, CEO of Cordant, Christoper Bray, Vice President of Application Development for ActiveBuddy and Michael D. Osterman, Principal and Founder of Osterman Research. The event is hosted by InstantMessagingPlanet.com (www.instantmessagingplanet.com), internet.com (www.internet.com) and EarthWeb.com (www.earthweb.com).
For more information on this event and to view the complete agenda please visit events.internet.com/im/spring02. For information or complete details on exhibiting or any sponsorship opportunity, please contact Frank Fazio Jr. at (203) 662-2976 or at [email protected]. Registration questions please contact Allison Alessio at [email protected] or (203) 662-2857.
About VoiceXML Planet Conference & Expo
VoiceXML Planet Conference & Expo will provide competitive insight into VoiceXML standards and technologies and how they are being used to collaborate, innovate and reshape the business landscape through interactive speech applications. VoiceXML Planet Conference & Expo will contain professional training and in-depth strategy sessions led by industry experts in the form of business and technical tracks. The exhibition hall will highlight products and service vendors and will provide the information necessary to evaluate implementation options. Keynoting this event is Nigel Beck, Director of IBM Voice Systems. Other industry leading speakers include Chris White, Director of Speech and Multimodal Products for Motorola, Bryan Michael, Director of Platform Marketing for BeVocal and Hitesh Seth, Chief Technology Evangelist for Silverline Technologies. The event is hosted by VoiceXMLPlanet.com (www.voicexmlplanet.com) and internet.com (www.internet.com).
For more information on this event and to view the complete agenda please visit events.internet.com/vxml/spring02. For information or complete details on exhibiting or any sponsorship opportunity, please contact Jeff Adler at (212) 547-7864 or at [email protected]. Registration questions please contact Allison Alessio at [email protected] or (203) 662-2857.
About INT Media Group
INT Media Group (Nasdaq: INTM), (www.internet.com) headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. INT Media Group includes the internet.com and EarthWeb Network of 160 Web sites and 225 e-mail newsletters that generate 225 million page views monthly. INT Media Group events include nearly 40 offline internet.com and Intermedia Group seminars on Internet and IT-specific topics that are aligned with our Network of Web sites and e-mail newsletters. In addition, INT Media Research publishes research reports analyzing the Internet and information technologies sectors worldwide.
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