CMP Media Electronics Group Editorial Director Richard Wallace to Address Key China Technology Conferences in Beijing's Zhongguancun (ZGC) Development Zone

Noted Expert on Global Electronics Technology Market to Address Emerging International High Tech Centers at This Year's China International Creative Industry Summit and China Electronic Information Industry Park Development Forum

Aug 30, 2005

CMP Media Electronics Group today announced that its editorial director, Richard Wallace will provide keynote addresses at two upcoming events during the eighth annual Zhongguancun IT Festival, being held from September 7-12 at the Zhongguancun (ZGC) Development Zone in Beijing. As a recognized expert on global electronics technology, Mr. Wallace will address the changing landscape of emerging international high-tech centers at the 2005 China International Creative Industry Summit and the China Electronic Information Industry Park Development Forum.

On September 8, Mr. Wallace will provide a keynote address at the 2005 China International Creative Industry Summit, an event that strives to build a bridge between China's growing creative and digital content industries, like electronic gaming and animation, and the ZGC, China's most important high-tech zone. In cooperation with industry and government officials, plus investment partners, the ZGC is poised to establish a new digital content and service economy, extending China's technology development beyond its current base in the electronics and IT industries. In his speech, Mr. Wallace will review similar international efforts to make this transition and describe what has, and has not worked in other countries over the past few years. The summit is hosted by China's Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, and People's Government of Beijing.

"China is one of the world's fastest growing technology centers and the Zhongguancun district is emerging as a hub for the country's creative and digital content industries," said Wallace. "It's a privilege for me to participate in this series of events and provide my own insight, as Zhongguancun has become such a globally-recognized powerhouse in electronics and IT, home to research facilities for heavyweights like Microsoft and IBM, more than 60 universities and research clusters for the China Academy of Science, and the country's leading cultural organizations like the Beijing Film Institute and Beijing TV."

Mr. Wallace will also address the 2005 China Electronic Information Industry Park Development Forum on September 12. The event will announce an alliance of 31 Chinese electronic industry parks, like the Shanghai Zhangjiang Science Park and the Tianjin Economy Development Area, coming to the ZGC. Mr. Wallace will speak about how China and other emerging technology centers can develop their economy through attracting more direct U.S. investors in the electronic/IT industry, how the U.S. regional government can attract cross investment, and provide an overview of major global industry trends. This event is organized and presented by the Department of Planning, the Ministry of Information Industry, the Bureau of Industry Development of the Beijing Municipal Government, Haidian District, and the Zhongguancun Hi-Tech Park.

About Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace is vice president editorial director of CMP Media Electronics Group, responsible for all day-to-day, strategic and global editorial operations in the group's print, online and content operations. He is a 30-year technology journalism veteran, and has reported and analyzed developments in the electronics and semiconductor industries throughout the world. Wallace joined the editorial staff of EE Times in 1987, and acted as the publication's editor in chief from 1992 to 1998, when he was named vice president and editorial director of the Electronics Group. Over five years, Wallace extended the publication's business, technology and international news operations, including the launch of EE Times onto the Internet in 1994, and establishing the first EE Times China bureau in Beijing in 1998, pioneering news coverage of the China electronics industry. In 2000, he helped set up the editorial operations of EE Times China under the e-Media Asia joint venture with Global Sources in China, Korea and Europe.

Consistently ranked among the most influential journalists in the business-to-business category, and recipient of the Jesse N. Neal National Business Journalism award, Wallace is a frequent speaker, moderator and panelist at industry events in China, Japan, Europe and the U.S. In April 2005, he was invited to speak before the Administrative Committee of ZGC High- Tech Park, China's first high-tech cluster economy forum, organized by Torch Center of China's Ministry of Science and Technology. He offered "Lessons from Silicon Valley" to the architects of Beijing's burgeoning high-tech corridor.

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, CMP Media's Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on its Web sites in six different languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

  CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:
  -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Programming, Electronics Supply &
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

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