QUARTER OF A CENTURY ONLINE Tuesday 20 March 2001 PDF Print A quarter of a century ago the idea of doing business online was just that: an idea. Wrong. Online information was a reality. In fact, even back in 1976 there was a major London exhibition and conference devoted entirely to electronically delivered information with participants from around the world. Not surprisingly perhaps, it was called Online Information. Twenty-five years ago, Online Information embarked upon their first modest show, but then, eager though it was to exploit knowledge resources, it showcased the rudimentary and difficult-to-use information services that could be delivered to the 'dumb terminals' of the day. Now, two and a half decades later, it is described as “the largest information industry event in the world”. Says Event Director Katherine Allen: “It’s difficult to believe the concept of online information could have existed as far back as 25 years ago; most people think of online as being a relatively new idea.” Online Information will be able to celebrate its “silver” anniversary by throwing what it can confidently now claim to be the largest information industry show of its type in the world, at Olympia in London in December. No fewer than 340 exhibitors from around the globe are expected to present their information resources, software and solutions, with well in excess of 15,500 visitors forecasted to attend. And for those who recall the very first show there will be a clear reminder of what it was like. To celebrate the event, visitors will be received by staff wearing the same outfits as the first show of 1976 – flares, big hair and side burns to die for! NOTE TO EDITORS: If pictures from the early Online Information shows are wanted they can be provided. Contact details are below. Online Information is the largest information industry event in the world and is organised by Learned Information Europe Ltd. The conference presents leading online industry commentators, consultants and professionals, top academics and key vendors exploring major issues that have shaped the industry, determining the key trends facilitating developments for the future. The exhibition brings together over 340 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of information sources for all industry sectors as well as solutions for information management, retrieval and dissemination. The event takes place on 4th-6th December 2001 at Olympia Grand Hall, London, UK. For further details click on the website at http://www.online-information.co.uk or contact Rebekah Hart, Marketing Manager at Learned Information Europe Ltd, Tel +44 (0)1865 388000, email email@example.com or Ross Clarke and David Wallen on +44 (0)20 7630 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of LIVEpr in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.