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Award Singles Out EC-Gate’s Wireless Applications in B2B e-Marketplaces

ROME, ITALY, March 13, 2001 - EC-Gate, a global provider of e-marketplace solutions, announced today that it has won the Wireless (W.ASP) Application of the Year award at the annual ASP European Awards. The award, which is granted annually to the best wireless solution provider in Europe, targeted EC-Gate’s deployment of wireless B2B applications for e-Marketplaces.

The awards were presented on Wednesday, March 7th, during the annual ASP European Summit in Rome. Delegates to the summit, which was organized by IIR Telecoms & Technology, voted for the winners at the event.

“This award is a great coup for everyone at the company, and a testament to the efforts EC-Gate has made to harness the potential of emerging technologies for our clients,” said Ivan Zasarsky, President and CTO of EC-Gate. “Our approach to wireless solutions is another sign of our dedication to client service. Since our inception in 1997, EC-Gate has always been among the first to tap new efficiencies from the Internet and related technologies, offering our customers a distinct competitive advantage.”

“The IIR ASP European Summit is one of the most important technology and business conferences in Europe,” said Marie Nichols, Business Development Manager, at IIR Telecoms & Technology. “The Wireless Application award distinguishes EC-Gate as one of the most successful companies actually deploying and utilizing wireless applications. The competition for the wireless award was intense, and included some of the most prominent technology providers in Europe.”

“The European Summit award confirms EC-Gate’s leadership position in bringing wireless technology to e-commerce solutions in Europe and North America,” said Sebastian Kuntz, CEO of EC-Gate. “EC-Gate is committed to being among that handful of pioneering companies that set the benchmark for emerging technologies. We continue to migrate the latest emerging solutions and commerce models, whether it be wireless or the ASP model, to our clients in remarkable time frames.”

About EC-Gate

Established in 1997, EC-Gate builds and hosts business-to-business e-marketplaces for individual companies and entire industries. With dual headquarters in the Netherlands and Canada, EC-Gate offers a wide array of global, scaleable services through an easy-to-use Internet interface. EC-Gate solutions are based on proven, pre-configured components that ensure clients are up and running quickly. A recognized leader in wireless technology, EC-Gate solutions offer seamless wired and wireless access any time, anywhere. For more information, visit the EC-Gate Web site at

About IIR Conferences

The Institute for International Research (IIR), the world's largest independent conference company, has been a leader in the provision of business information for over 20 years. This has been achieved by our enterprising company culture, our focus on the customer and our unwavering dedication to the provision of timely, accurate and objective business information. The very nature of our business puts us at the forefront of strategic market and commercial change. With offices in over 25 countries, the group has conference producing divisions in every continent employing over 1500 associates working world­wide. Every year we provide strategic, technical, product, legal and financial information to over 300,000 individuals. For further information on IIR Ltd, visit

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Contact Information:


Louise Dolfing

+31 20 409 4440

Golin/Harris International

Nicola Garrett

+44 20 7898 3427

Alastair Cowie

+44 20 7898 3424

IIR Telecoms & Technology

Sindi Chong

+ 44 (0) 207 915 5084

Marie Nichols

+44 (0) 20 7915 5088

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