O'Reilly Media and CMP Technology to Launch New Web 2.0 Event

Tradeshow and Conference to Educate Developers, Designers, Marketers and Entrepreneurs on How to Build Everything Web 2.0-Style

Aug 30, 2006

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP Technology, Inc., co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Conference, today jointly announced the launch of a new broad-based conference and tradeshow serving the larger market of those who build and leverage the web. The new event, Web 2.0 Expo, will take place April 15-18, 2007 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.

Web 2.0 Expo is designed to be the major annual gathering of the technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. The event will have three major components: a five-track educational conference, including both traditional seminar formats and elements of peer-to-peer learning; a major tradeshow showcasing the sellers of tools, technologies, services and infrastructure; and networking and other events targeted at internet entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business development executives. Additional information on Web 2.0 Expo conference content, registration information, and promotional opportunities is available at www.web2-0expo.com.

Web 2.0 Expo is a companion event to the Web 2.0 Conference, which will have its third annual iteration this November 7 - 9 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Limited in size and focused on business strategy and networking, the Web 2.0 Conference sold out last year and is on a by-invitation-only basis this year, with far greater demand than the event can accommodate. Web 2.0 Expo will expand on the core themes of the Conference and reach out to a much wider audience.

"Web 2.0 is one of the big ideas that's shaping the industry right now," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "But every big idea needs implementation. We saw the need for a second event that focuses on how to actually build effective Web 2.0 applications. We're tackling not just Web 2.0 as strategy but also design, programming, operations, and viral marketing -- the elements of execution that will ultimately separate the winners from the me-too companies in the space."

Web 2.0 Expo will feature the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies. These industry pioneers will provide attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities. Conference tracks will include:

  -- Web 2.0 Fundamentals
  -- Design and User Experience
  -- Marketing and Community
  -- Strategy & Business Models
  -- Web 2.0 Services and Platforms

"Businesses from all sectors all over the world are trying to figure out how to put the principles of Web 2.0 work for them. Web 2.0 Expo is designed to serve everyone who is building and leveraging the next generation of the web, and will define the broader Web 2.0 community as it continues to grow," said Eric Faurot, Senior Vice President, CMP Technology. "Web 2.0 Expo is a perfect marriage between O'Reilly and CMP Technology, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership together to address the industry's needs."

About CMP Technology (www.cmp.com)

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/ ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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