MECKLERMEDIA, "THE INTERNET MEDIA COMPANY," AND REED EXHIBITION COMPANIES ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INTERNET WORLD EVENTS IN HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE
(WESTPORT, CT-June 16, 1998) -- Mecklermedia, "The Internet Media Company," (Nasdaq: MECK) today announced a strategic partnership with Reed Exhibition Companies to produce the Internet World Asia @ Hong Kong '99 and Internet World Asia @ Singapore '99 trade shows. Internet World Asia @ Singapore '99 will take place March 3-5, 1999 at the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre and Internet World Asia @ Hong Kong '99 is scheduled for November 3-5, 1999 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Mecklermedia will have a 51% majority ownership interest in both events, bringing the number of Mecklermedia's majority and wholly-owned international shows to 13. Reed will be the strategic partner and organizer for these leading Internet industry trade shows previously held in Hong Kong and Singapore in January 1997 and July 1997, respectively.
"We are excited about our strategic partnership with Reed, one of the world's leading trade show companies with a strong infrastructure in Asia," affirmed Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. "It gives the Internet World trade shows an edge in the Asia Pacific region where Internet usage is growing exponentially, and with majority control in both events, we ensure that the quality presented is consistent with our other Internet World shows around the globe."
Mr. Paul Beh, president of Reed Exhibition Companies, Asia Pacific, added, "Reed Exhibition Companies is pleased to be in partnership with Mecklermedia. The combined strength of our organizations will provide many opportunities for Internet World Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore."
In the Asia Pacific region, Mecklermedia has Internet World trade shows in Australia, China (Beijing and Hong Kong), India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. For further information on any Mecklermedia event in the Pacific Rim, contact Michael Westcott, managing director, Asia at (011) 852-2584-6128 or [email protected].
Mecklermedia has 35 Internet World trade shows held in 29 countries. In the next six months, the Internet World "Global Tour" continues with shows in major cities around the world: Chicago, Illinois, USA (July 13-17), Sydney, Australia (August 11-13), New Delhi, India (August 25-28), Tokyo, Japan (September 2-4), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (September 17-19), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September 22-26), Paris, France (September 23-24), Manila, the Philippines (October 5-7), New York, New York, USA (October 5-9), Dublin, Ireland (October 17-21), Milan, Italy (October 22-26), Stockholm, Sweden (November 5-7), Beijing, China (November 10-12), Caracas, Venezuela (November 11-13), and Edinburgh, Scotland (December 8-9).
Companies interested in exhibiting at Internet World events throughout the Asia Pacific region should contact Jeff Desrosiers, vice president of international trade show sales at (781) 237-2050, ext. 207 or [email protected]. For more information about Mecklermedia's Internet World events, held both domestically and internationally, access the Internet.com Web site at http://www.internet.com.
Reed Exhibition Companies (REC), is a leading organizer of trade and public shows, with a current portfolio of 336 events servicing 52 industry sectors, many of which are considered market leaders by the industries themselves. These events are held in 23 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and organized by 28 fully staffed REC offices in 23 countries. Approximately 98,000 exhibiting companies take advantage of REC's marketing opportunities, which attract nearly seven million buyers globally. REC is part of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a Fortune 500 listed company and a leading international publishing and information business conglomerate. For further information on REC, visit the Web site at http://www.reedexpo.com.
Mecklermedia Corporation, "The Internet Media Company," based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World and ISPCON trade shows, Internet World weekly and Boardwatch monthly print publications, and the Internet.com network of Web sites at http://www.internet.com, which provides daily news and information resources for the Internet community, as well as ISPCON.com at http://www.ispcon.com and Boardwatch.com at http://www.boardwatch.com. Mecklermedia also publishes the ISDEX, the only 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies at http://www.isdex.com. Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.
All current MECKLERMEDIA press releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.internet.com/corporate/press.html.
Copyright 1998 Mecklermedia Corporation.