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1000 delegates to ‘attend’ 24 hour global gathering saving thousands of tonnes of CO2.

With in excess of 1000 delegates expected to ‘attend’ IBF 24, its inaugural and unique global online event, the Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF at http://www.ibforum.com and http://www.ibf24.com), is confidentially predicting that this innovative and exciting event will be one of the most environmentally friendly conferences yet - saving thousands of tonnes of CO2 in flight emissions alone.

On 18th June, anyone with an interest or a responsibility for corporate intranets should join the hundreds of companies from the very small to some of the world’s largest organisations (such as Boeing, Visa, Nokia and Kellogg’s) who are already signed up to meet in a unique global online gathering. Delegates will spend 24 hours together from 11am GMT on 18th June at IBF 24: the world’s first major corporate event on the web.

Paul Miller, IBF Chairman and CEO, said: “For the IBF, its members and our guests this unique event this is doubly exciting. Not only will this huge event be the most high profile and significant ever for those involved in any way in the world of corporate intranets but, because of its innovative online nature, it’s also poised to be one of the most environmentally friendly conferences ever.

“We’re fully anticipating that more than 1000 delegates from all four corners of the globe will be attending one or more sessions throughout the 24 hours,” continued Miller, ”and everyone will have the luxury of being able to attend from the comfort of their own desk, office, home or wherever. Translate that into the savings on flights, hotels, cars and so on – let alone the huge savings in time and stress in not having to physically travel to and attend the event – and we’re looking at companies making massive budget savings and contributing, in no small way, to a greener corporate world”.

Internationally acclaimed industry leaders and senior executives from the likes of Microsoft, Google and IBM will make keynote presentations and lead panel sessions. Additionally, delegates will have the unique opportunity to go live - behind the firewall - to some of the world’s most advanced intranets, corporate portals and information workplaces from the likes of the BBC, Nokia, IBM, SAP, Sara Lee, America Electric Power, BT and Nissan.

“One, especially topical area we will be looking at is the concept of social networking and how it can effectively be utilised in a corporate environment,” continued Miller. “This is an issue taxing senior management in many of the world’s leading businesses. Nissan is one company at the forefront in this area and the executive responsible bringing social networking to tens of thousands of its workers, including those on the factory floor, will be sharing his experiences with our delegates. Nissan’s large-scale and innovative social networking site allows users to set up online profiles, blogs, communities and discussion groups, share information and gives employees a way to avoid bureaucratic channels and create new partnerships.”

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Established in 2002, the IBF is the world’s foremost intranet and portal benchmarking group and is acknowledged to have established industry standards for intranet and portal performance. Members include BP, Nokia, HSBC, ExxonMobil, BBC, Unilever, Sara Lee, Shell and Reuters.

For further information please contact:

Fraser Butters at Pervasive PR on +44 (0)7766 566396 or fraser@pervasivepr.com

Or

Paul Miller at the IBF on +44 (0) 20 7435 6606 or +44 (0)7785 255883 or paul@ibforum.com at http://www.ibforum.com or http://www.ibf24.com

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