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-IBM, Canon, HMV Media,, Jupiter, Citibank, NatWest,
ATG and Indicii Salus line up to speak at Internet World UK

Internet business visionaries will give their predictions
for the online future in a series of high-profile, strategic
speeches at Internet World UK 2000, taking place 23 - 25 May
at Earls Court 2, London. E-commerce and E-business are two
of five seminar streams at the show that form the core of a
comprehensive education programme of over 130 seminars and
workshops, showing the way business is changing online.

Key presentations at Internet World UK 2000 will demonstrate
how the Net will affect vertical sectors, such as marketing,
finance and manufacturing, and offline business. In the Net
Visions debates Martin Johnson, Marketing Director,
Citibank, will be looking at who will be the winners in the
online personal financial service market and the benefits of
Internet banking, and Alan O'Neill, Head of Electronic
Banking, NatWest will be discussing the e-commerce challenge
for the corporate market. Carl Symon, Chairman, IBM UK, will
examine the impact that the Internet is having on business
and economy in the manufacturing sector and Duncan Bell,
Global IT Director, HMV Media, will look at how e-commerce
and traditional bricks and mortar retail business should be
complimentary, providing multiple channels for customers and
building customer loyalty.

'Net Visions' are a series of strategic debates, which form
part of the Internet World UK 2000 education programme. Last
year's Net Visions were an unprecedented success and were
standing room only as more than 2000 delegates attended the
debates. This year Martin Johnson and Alan O'Neill are
joined by Geraldine Lambe, Banking Technology, who is
chairing the Net Visions in Banking debate. In the Net
Visions in Manufacturing debate Carl Symon will be
presenting with Allison Watanabe, IT Director, Canon, with
Brian Tinham, Manufacturing Computer Solutions as chair, and
Duncan Bell is joined by Aidan Rowsome, MD and President
Europe, and Jupiter in the Net Visions in Retail
debate, with Chris Field, Retail Technology as chair., easyGroup, IBM, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough
Council, the Central IT Unit at the Cabinet Office, BT and
Excite will take place in additional debates covering the
industry sectors of Marketing, Government and Telecoms, and
will provide a thought-provoking and interactive forum as
they educate and advise companies on how to achieve net
success through real-life case studies. See Appendix A for
full schedule.

Other e-commerce and e-business seminars include:

· On-line Auctions and the Advantages of Dynamic Pricing -
David Aldridge, European Vice President, Opensite

· Winning and Retaining the On-line Customer - Matt Price,
Marketing Director, EMEA, ATG

·Developments of Secure Internet Commerce - Stephen Hunt, VP
Product Development, Indicii Salus

· Non-stop e-Business Solutions - Peter Clarke, Business
Development Manager, Compaq Computer Corporation · People
Power: Human Interaction and e-Commerce - Eric van der
Kleij, Chief Operating Officer and Founder, Real Call

Additional seminar streams at Internet World UK 200 include:
Tech Talks (covering hosting and service provision issues,
content management, broadband and VoIP and wireless Internet
issues), New Media and New Marketing and Internet Management

Half-day Master Classes will also take an in-depth look at
topics such as the Customer Relationship Revolution,
Harnessing XML in Knowledge Management and E-Business,
Profitable Internet Marketing, Lessons in Venture Capital,
Building an On-line Brand and WAP Location Based Services.

Phil Nelson, Show Director for Internet World UK comments:
"The Internet World UK 2000 education programme cuts through
the Internet hype and gives visitors a clear picture of
e-commerce and e-business in the UK today and in the future.
The Internet has made an impression on every UK business and
companies need to understand how to embrace and exploit this
new media."

For further information, and to view the full seminar
programme, visit Tickets for
Internet World UK 2000 are free for all business users -
call 0870 7511 472 or register online at If you would like to register for a
free press pass please contact:

Adele McIntosh/Genevieve Faria

Brodeur WorldWide

+ 44 (0) 1753 790 700


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Appendix A

The Net Visions Debates are scheduled as follows:

Net Visions in Marketing

Tuesday 23 May 2000:

11.45 - 13.15

James Rothnie, Director of Corporate Affairs, easyGroup

Andy Hobsbawm, Founder and Chief Creative Officer,

Noah Yasskin, Marketing Analyst, Jupiter

Chair - Robert Dwek, Evolve

Net Visions in Manufacturing

14.45 - 16.15

Carl Symon, Chairman, IBM UK

Allison Watanabe, IT Director, Canon

Chair - Brian Tinham, Manufacturing Computer Solutions

Net Visions in Retail

Wednesday 24 May 2000:

11.45 - 13.15

Duncan Bell, Global IT Director, HMV Media

Aidan Rowsome, Managing Director and President Europe, International Ltd


Chair - Chris Field, Retail Technology

Net Visions in Government

14.45 - 16.15

Mark Gladwyn, Deputy Director of the Central IT Unit.

David Fellows, Deputy Chief Executive, Knowsley Metropolitan
Borough Council.

Chair - Alan Burkitt-Gray, Government Computing

Net Visions in Banking

Thursday 25 May 2000:

11.45 - 13.15

Martin Johnson, Marketing Director, Citibank

Alan O'Neill, Head of Electronic Banking, NatWest

Chair - Geraldine Lambe, Banking Technology

Net Visions in Telecoms

14.45 - 16.15

Robert Morrison, Director of Energy and Communications, BT

Dela Quist, Director for European Sales, Excite

Chair - Peter Purton, Telecoms World

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