TechWeb Launches VoiceCon Amsterdam

Leading Event on Enterprise Communications Expands to Address European Community

Jun 20, 2008

TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced VoiceCon Amsterdam, the first European venture for the VoiceCon brand. Over the past two decades, VoiceCon has become the event where global business leaders and IT professionals come to learn about the latest in IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon Amsterdam expands to meet new international audiences and is happening October 14-16, 2008 at the Amsterdam RAI. For more information visit

"We understand business executives demand the most efficient and effective platform for conducting business on a global scale," said Eric Faurot, Senior Vice President, TechWeb. "VoiceCon's legacy and global strategy verify it is the perfect venue for international audiences to explore the next generation of Unified Communications, IP telephony and VoIP."

Large increases in exhibitors and attendees at VoiceCon San Francisco and Orlando demonstrate that the industry looks to VoiceCon for analysis and leadership of all aspects of enterprise communications -- IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon will now deliver the tools necessary to select the right communications platform for international business leaders to maximize their competitive advantage in today's international market. The European market's interest in IP Telephony and Unified Communications is high and growing, and Amsterdam is a central location for the Pan-European market to gather.

"A new era has begun for enterprise communications and business processes. Innovative technologies and systems enable organizations to unlock valuable information, helping them compete more effectively, and increase revenue," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "VoiceCon Amsterdam will be tailored to the needs of European audiences, and provide direction on how to plan, build, manage and leverage IP Telephony platforms for Unified Communications, Converged Networks and applications."

The VoiceCon conference features technical and market experts in all aspects of European enterprise communications, as well as executives who have deployed advanced communications technologies and who describe their experiences -- what worked, what didn't and why. For example, VoiceCon Amsterdam is proud to announce that one of the keynote speakers will be Johan Krebbers, Group IT Architect, Shell International B.V.

The VoiceCon Amsterdam Conference will present sessions centered around the following key issues:

  --  Planning & Implementing IP Telephony
  --  Managing Staff, Technology and Costs
  --  Unified Communications
  --  Mobility & Wireless
  --  Applications & Development
  --  Next-Gen Technologies

VoiceCon Amsterdam is both a conference and an exhibition, and VoiceCon Amsterdam will present the leading international companies in the IP Telephony, Unified and Converged Communications industries. Attendees will have an unmatched opportunity to meet with leading vendors to solve their IP Telephony and enterprise communications needs.

About VoiceCon®

Now in its 18th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings enterprise decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. As the momentum toward IP Telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows: VoiceCon Orlando, set at the Gaylord Palms Hotel, and VoiceCon San Francisco, returning to the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008. VoiceCon Orlando was recently named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. The event was honored with this distinction for show growth between 2004 and 2006. VoiceCon has launched No Jitter, (, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications. VoiceCon also serves the community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews ( and VoiceCon UC eWeekly (; and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit

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 Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, 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

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