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-Microsoft, Intel, Intershop Communications, Nettec,
easyGroup, Agency.Com, IBM, Canon, HMV Media, Jupiter,
Citibank, NatWest, BT and Excite line up to speak at
Internet World UK 2000-

Internet 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. Keynote sessions from Neil
Holloway, UK MD, Microsoft, Mike Aymar, President of Intel
On-Line Services and Don Peppers, one-to-one marketing and
CRM guru are just part of the show's comprehensive education
programme of over 130 seminars and workshops. Five seminar
streams focusing on E-business, E-commerce, 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
Briefings, form the core of a programme that will show the
way business is changing online.

Seminars include:

· WAP Today and Tomorrow - Scott Goldman,
CEO, W@P Forum

· The Logical Leap from ASP to CSP (Content Service
Provider) - Kevin Lewis, Director of StrategicMarketing,
Infolibria, Inc.

· Practical and Emerging Applictions for VoIP - eLoyalty

· Applying Service Quality Experience to Support Hosting and
ISP Growth Across Europe - Paul Besley, Senior Manager,
Internet Sales, Colt Telecommunications

· e-Commerce becomes m-Commerce - Henry Niler, COO and
Co-Founder, Iobox

A series of strategic and interactive debates branded 'Net
Visions' will also form part of the 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, senior executives from easyGroup,, IBM, Canon, HMV Media, Jupiter,,
Citibank, NatWest, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
the Central IT Unit at the Cabinet Office, BT and Excite
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.

Covering the industry sectors of Marketing, Manufacturing,
Retail, Government, Banking and Telecoms, each Net Visions
debate will be chaired by a senior journalist specialising
in the relevant industry area. The debate panel will
identify key online trends in each specific sector,
provoking opinionated and controversial discussion and
stimulating questions from the floor. See Appendix A for
full schedule.

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 790700


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business media company that produces market-focused
magazines, Web sites, trade shows, and conferences. Penton
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manufacturing; electronics; design/engineering; management;
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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,

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

Jupiter, speaker to be confirmed

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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