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£5,000 first prize for small and medium businesses in the region

London, 5 March 2001: Webcom 2001, in association with the eBusiness Conference, the UK’s leading e-business exhibition and Conference (, has once again signed up as London sponsor of the E-Commerce Awards 2001, the e-commerce competition for small business.

Set up by the Government-backed UK online for business and InterForum, the awards celebrate and reward best practice in the use of electronic business amongst companies with fewer than 250 employees in the UK.

The awards consist of 11 regional heats, with each regional winner receiving £5,000. Second and third placed businesses will win £2,000 and £1,000 respectively. Winners of the regional heats will then go through to the national final for a chance to win £30,000.

Del Fasoranti, Portfolio Director for CMP Europe comments, “Webcom 2001 is delighted to be sponsoring the London regional award for the third year in a row. By sponsoring this award, Webcom 2001 & the eCommerce Awards pay tribute to those small to medium organisations who utilise the web and web technologies for the greatest e-commerce benefit. This year Webcom 2001 will showcase the leading organisations with the latest e-business & e-commerce technologies available for
e-commerce trading.”

For the first time this year, companies can also be nominated by their employees, business partners, customers, or even friends and family. Details of how to enter, case studies of previous winners and sponsor information can be found at An application form is also available from the UK online for business Infoline on 0845 715 2000.

Notes to editors

1. Webcom 2000 attracted over 100 exhibitors and 5432 visitors to the event, held on 18-20th April 2000, at Olympia 2 London

2. If you would like to find out more information or to like to visit Webcom 2001 for free, please visit the website at

or call 0870 7511 428.

About CMP Europe Ltd

CMP Europe Ltd. has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications that reflect the rapidly changing and diverse market of IT. The Company remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its portfolio. CMP’s current successful events and publications in the UK include Com Europe and Call Centre Focus Magazines and Networks telecom, Webcom, GIS and Call Centre Expo events.

CMP Europe Ltd is a leading provider of business to business marketing services and information to the hi-tech markets of IT, electronics and games. The expanding range of events, publications and on-line services benefit from CMP’s strong industry focus and, as part of CMP Media Inc, a unique global and regional reach. CMP Europe was formerly the IT, Electronics and Games interests of Miller Freeman UK. Further information about CMP Europe can be found at

CMP Media Inc.

is part of United Business Media, formally United News and Media plc. Further information can be found at

Press Contact:

Toni Cullen, Senior PR Manager, Tel: 020 8987 7617,

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