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London, 17 April 2001: GIS 2001 announces the launch of its newest feature, the Location Based Pavilion (LBS Pavilion), and the support of the LBS Pavilion by the WAP Group, the leading authority for the wireless industry.

Access to and analysis of spatial information is at the heart of LBS and there is no doubt that the Geographical Information Industry is having a major impact on the emerging LBS market. In turn, the rapid development of LBS has the potential to evolve and reshape the GI Landscape, bringing new opportunities to all involved. In response to this, the LBS Pavilion has been designed to provide a forum for those businesses which aim to be at the forefront of location based services; providing up to the minute information in this rapidly developing market, and valuable networking opportunities for the industry as a whole.

The WAP Group, as the world’s largest platform for facilitating business in the wireless space, is supporting the LBS Pavilion as it believes LBS is crucial for the WAP and wireless industries.

Graham Brown, CEO of the WAP Group explains, “LBS is a key element for WAP and Wireless, and is what many industry specialists and analysts have tagged for some time to be the all-important "killer application." Whether this is the case or not remains to be seen - what is crucial at the moment is that location based applications allows users to receive varying degrees of information and services, straight to mobiles. As such, WAP, wireless and location are intrinsically linked. The LBS Pavilion at GIS 2001 will be an important place to raise awareness of the issues surrounding wireless and WAP, and highlight the technologies already available within the industry.”


To accomplish this, the LSB Pavilion will run for all visitors:
 FREE case study presentations
 FREE keynote sessions with leading industry experts
 FREE panel discussions, chaired by Graham Brown, CEO of the WAP Group

The GIS 2001 event, in association with the AGI Conference, will also hold a number of other educational features for visitors to take advantage of.
They include:
 The Solutions Centre - offering visitors the chance to try the latest applications in a neutral, independent environment.
 The Consultancy Centre with free consultations by recognised applications experts.
 Free seminars and a workshop programme.
 Over 130 of the key vendors in Europe.

For more information about GIS 2001, or to register for free entry into the event, please visit www.gis-expo.com or telephone 020 8987 7584.

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Notes to Editors

About CMP Europe Ltd
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 http://www.cmp-europe.com. CMP Media Inc. (http://www.cmp.com) is part of United Business Media International, formally United News & Media plc. Further information can be found at http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com

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 publications and events in the UK include Com Europe and Call Centre Focus Magazines and Networks telecom, Webcom, GIS 2001, Technology For Marketing and Call Centre Expo events.


About WAP Group
The WAP Group is the world's largest platform for facilitating business in the wireless space. A independent authority, aiming to shape the industry through wireless related issues from WAP to 3G. Membership is by invitation only to ensure a diverse mixture of senior executives.
We provide access to quality information via online forums, contact introduction programmes and focus groups offering knowledge share with over 1000 members in 65 countries worldwide.

Contacts:
CMP Europe:
Colleen Just, PR Executive, Tel: 020 8987 7745; email: cjust@cmp-europe.com
Toni Cullen, Senior PR Manager, Tel: 020 8987 7617; email: tcullen@cmp-europe.com

The WAP Group:
Yusuf Hatia, PR Manager, Tel: 07970 106 166; email: yusuf@bluefish.pr.co.uk

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