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Networks for Business 2003 24-26 June 2003 Birmingham NEC, UK

London, 5 February, 2003. According to an independent survey conducted by Fairfax Business Research, networks telecom europe 2002 (now Networks for Business) was the most popular event for senior IT-dedicated executives to visit last year(1). Networks for Business 2003 is the UK's only network infrastructure event.

"This is further proof that Networks for Business is and always has been the industry event for senior IT-dedicated executives and decision-makers to come together to keep abreast of the latest developments within the networked communication," explains Jane Murphy, Networks for Business Portfolio Director. "Technical and line of business managers involved in the purchase of IT & telecoms products and services attend Networks for Business to source information they require in the pursuit of improving business efficiency and gaining a competitive edge."

Of particular interest, Networks for Business 2003 will feature:

Business Continuity Zone, sponsored by Gematech

The Business Continuity Zone will focus on Business Impact Analysis, Crisis Management, Brand Reputation and Operational Risk Management, with question time, panel sessions and keynote speakers.

Visitors will be offered advice and information on cost-effective contingency planning and will be able to explore the latest products & services available.

The zone will benefit from the support of leading industry suppliers including, BT Commsure, Cable & Wireless, Business Continuity Institute, Schlumberger, Echelon, HP, Comms Room Services and Continuity Insurance & Risk magazine.

Linux Pavilion

As the educational platform on Linux technical and business issues, the Linux Pavilion will provide visitors with the chance to investigate Linux technology, meet the market’s leading service providers and compare the offerings available.

Visitors will also be able to hear case study & product led presentations and witness debate between industry experts, including presentations by IBM Global Services.

The hot topics discussed will include, "Is Linux mature enough to cut it in the enterprise? How is the market developing? Will dominant distributors improve the enterprise credibility?

The Hub

The 250 seat theatre will house the FREE conference programme which will include:

a panel debate of the Mobile Data Association's members

"Security for the Mobile User," presented by David Love, Chairman of InterForum e-security group

"Adoption of Mobile Services Technology within SMEs", presented by Geoff Morris, Chair of InterForum, Mobile Services SIG

The Hub will provide visitors with the chance to listen & pose questions to leading industry figureheads about the latest trends and issues affecting the market.

The Storage Networking Zone

Sponsored by FCIA-E, the Storage Networking Zone will allow visitors to explore the latest products and services available.

The FCIA-E will hold its annual conference in The Hub. Speakers will include:

Andrew Batty, Chairman FCIA-E

Paul Trowbridge, Director FCIA-E

Axel Luedecke, Director FCIA-E

Alan Wallman, Director FCIA-E

Vincent Franseschini, VP, SNIA

Networking Industry Awards 2003

Celebrating its 10th year, the Networking Industry Awards 2003 will recognise those companies leading the way in the voice and data networking market.

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Notes to Editor:

1) Source: Fairfax Business Research on behalf of MIS UK magazine, Nov 2002.

The survey questioned 183 of the most senior IT-dedicated executives within organisations employing more than 250 people in the UK. Mentioned by 5.5% of respondents, networks telecom europe 2002 was the most popular event in the twelve months prior to November 2002.

About Networks for Business

networks telecom europe 2002 was held in Halls 17-20 at the Birmingham NEC, UK. It ran from 25-27 June, 2002. Over 190 exhibitors and 11,559 people (ABC Audited) attended the event. Further information can be found at

About CMP Europe Ltd - IT Portfolio

CMP Europe Ltd’s IT portfolio 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 products include Call Centre Focus Magazine; Networks for Business, GeoSolutions, GeoNorth, Technology For Marketing, Call Centre Expo UK and Call Center Expo Europe events; The Call Centre DataFile, Call Centre Management Yearbook, CMP Intelligent Marketing, CMP Interactive events, Call Center Media Portal and CMP PR Audit. Further information about CMP Europe can be found at

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