TechWeb's VoiceCon® Amsterdam Gathers Top Execs and Leading Vendors in Enterprise Communications

Keynote Lineup and Demo Pavilion to Feature Thought-Leaders and New Product Initiatives

Oct 1, 2008

VoiceCon Amsterdam®, produced by TechWeb, today announced that momentum is building for its European launch event in Europe. VoiceCon Amsterdam will be held 14-16 October at the Amsterdam RAI (for details go to Over its 18-year history, VoiceCon has become the leading event in North America focusing on enterprise communications -- IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks.

"Attendance is growing and the VoiceCon Amsterdam Demo Pavilion will give attendees a chance to meet the key companies in European enterprise communications," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "There will be keynote presentations by the thought leaders in the market, there will be significant announcements by sponsors and exhibitors, and attendees will have an unparalleled opportunity to network with one another -- to learn what's working, what's not and why."

The keynote lineup for VoiceCon Amsterdam includes: Eelco Blok, Managing Director of KPN's Business, Getronics and Wholesale & Operations Segments; Joe Burton, Vice President and CTO, Unified Communications, Cisco; David Farrell, Vice President, IBM Software Europe; Jean-Marc Voelckel, CIO, Ingencio; Eric Swift, Senior Director, Microsoft; Johan Krebbers, Group IT Architect, Royal Dutch Shell; and Gerhard Otterbach, Member of the Board, Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Microsoft has selected VoiceCon Amsterdam to release details of its new Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. According to Microsoft, the new OCS Release 2 will validate its software-based approach to Unified Communications. In addition, KPN will unveil its new product and service strategy for enterprise Unified Communications. Recent additions to the VoiceCon Amsterdam Demo Pavilion include KPN Partners Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Mitel and Nortel. Among the other companies making announcements at VoiceCon Amsterdam are AVST and NetIQ.

VoiceCon Amsterdam is designed to help enterprise executives address two fundamental questions: How to select and build the IP Telephony and enterprise communications platform that is right for their enterprise; and how to leverage that platform for Unified Communications and other emerging applications. In addition to the keynote presentations, VoiceCon will present a complete line-up of tutorials and conference sessions.

VoiceCon Amsterdam is both a conference and an exhibition, with many of the market leaders in European enterprise communications participating in the Demo Pavilion. The VoiceCon Amsterdam Diamond Sponsors include KPN, Siemens, Psytechnics and IBM. The Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors include Microsoft, Mitel, Prognosis, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Eaton, HP ProCurve, LG Nortel, Motorola, NEC-Phillips, NetIQ, Nortel, Polycom, Quintum and ShoreTel.

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 in North America: VoiceCon San Francisco, returning to the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008 and VoiceCon Orlando, set for March 30-April 2, 2009, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. 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 recently launched a new website -- No Jitter, ( -- providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise IP-Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon also serves the enterprise communications community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews ( and VoiceCon UC eWeekly ( -- and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit

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