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The queues at the door, the buzz in the hall, and the business that was
being done at Infosecurity Europe 2001, proves that at last IT security
is at the top of everyone's business agenda. With over 7,200 serious
buyers through the doors (an increase of 26% on last year's figures) and
with more than the entire current floor area sold out for next year, the
organisers confirmed their plans to move Infosecurity into the larger
Grand Hall at Olympia in 2002.

The popping of champagne corks echoing around the glass dome of Olympia
as the event closed was a clear sign that 2001 had been the best show
yet in the event's 6 year life-span.

Tim Porter Reed Exhibitions IT Industry Director and Infosecurity
founder said, "This year has been exceptional, with visitors and
exhibitors alike applauding the event. It is clearly the IT security
event not to be missed. With 7 Infosecurity events already running
across the globe and with the launch this week of Infosecurity New York,
it is evident that Infosecurity is the winning platform for the delivery
of IT security products and solutions."

The exhibitors were clearly delighted as they won deal after deal.
Fredrick Engle - Marketing Director of ActivCard said, "We expected
Infosecurity Europe would generate more than £1 million worth of
business, it will certainly award us closer to £3 million worth of
business."

Catherine Hackett - UK Corporate Marketing Director of Symantec said,
"The faces pressed against the glass of our packed seminar proved to us
the popularity of this event - it has been brilliant."

John Doody - Head of CESG said, "Infosecurity 2001 has been the best
show yet. The number of positive contacts and leads has greatly
exceeded those of previous years - IT security has really taken off."

The IT security heads who attended the event were evidently visiting the
show for the comprehensive mix of companies exhibiting the latest
solutions and products and for the extensive seminars and keynotes which
in almost all cases had standing room only. Interest in PKI was high,
as was the interest in smartcard solutions and digital identity. This
growing demand for digital identity products has resulted in a new event
called SmartSolvExpo 2002 being launched by Reed Exhibitions. These two
events will both take place from 23rd-25th April 2002, Infosecurity
Europe 2002 in the Grand Hall Olympia and SmartSolvExpo 2002 in Olympia
2.

For further information about the event please contact Claire Sellick on
++44 (0)20 8910 7718 or email claire.sellick@reedexpo.co.uk.

ENDS

For further information about Infosecurity Europe 2001/2 or for show
photographs and quotes please contact Yvonne Eskenzi on ++44 (0)20 8449
8292 or email yvonne@eskenzi.demon.co.uk

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