InformationWeek Wins min's 2009 Best Virtual Event

InformationWeek Business Technology Network's InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event Honored by min's Best of the Web

Mar 19, 2009

InformationWeek Business Technology Network today announced that its InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event received the min's Best of The Web Award in the category of Virtual Tradeshow or Event. min's Best of the Web Awards is the industry's top honor in the digital space, recognizing outstanding Web sites and digital initiatives among consumer and b2b magazines. The winners were chosen by media market intelligence leaders, min and min's b2b and were honored at an awards breakfast in New York City on March 18, 2009.

InformationWeek, the leader in virtual events and environments, was recognized for the InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event and how the brand presented an editorially driven event using strong virtual technology that delivered compelling content that worked across real and digital platforms. In honoring InformationWeek, min's noted the following characteristics of the InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event that put it in the winner's circle:

  --  The merging of the virtual event and the live InformationWeek 500
      Conference created an online event that had all the energy, immediacy
      and rich social interaction of a real-world exhibit
  --  The virtual extension of the live event gave attendees a concentrated
      content experience that was more compact and accessible than a live
      slow by pulling together presentations from the InformationWeek 500
      Conference, the publisher's research, as well as the unique online
      presentations and interactive resources
  --  The attendee registration for the event exceed original targets by
      200% -- a total of 1,160 registrants

"We are extremely honored for being recognized for the unique power of InformationWeek's quality of virtual events," said Martha Schwartz, Vice President, Group Sales, InformationWeek Business Technology Network. "The combination of the InformationWeek brand, a strong and engaged audience, unique editorial perspective with killer content, and a world class execution team makes a significant difference in the value we provide to both our audience and clients."

InformationWeek's Startup City TV and InformationWeek Business Technology Network's bMighty were also honored with honorable mentions in the best B2B video and Virtual Tradeshow or Event categories respectively.

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek ( is the anchor brand for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network -- a powerful portfolio of resources that span the technology market, including security with, storage with, application architecture with, network architecture with, cloud computing with, and Internet innovation with InformationWeek magazine reaches 440,000 business technology professionals at more than a quarter million unique locations. Its mission is to help CIOs and IT executives define and frame their business technology objectives. delivers breaking news, blogs, high-impact image galleries, and proprietary research as well as analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, video reports, and interactive tools, all in a 24/7 environment.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the InformationWeek Business Technology Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

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              Sr. Marketing Manager
              InformationWeek Business Technology Network

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