SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

November 17, 2009 08:31 ET

Artfest International, Inc. Key Executive to Serve as Panel Expert at NeuLion's e-Commerce Workshop Targeting the $1 Billion Online Sports Auction Market

Raises Visibility and Increases Artfest's Wholly Owned Subsidiary's Market Potential

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS), a leading-edge arts distribution company, is pleased to announce that one of the Company's key executives from its wholly owned subsidiary, Charity Sports Distributor Inc. (CSD) will serve as one of three key panel experts at NeuLion's e-commerce workshop being held today at 2 pm EST. Sitting on the panel will raise visibility and increase CSD's potential to increase its revenues in the $1 Billion Online sports auction market. The workshop will be focused on providing strategies on how to maximize revenues, increase fan interaction, and provide valuable customer data through the management of college online auctions.

The workshop is being hosted by NeuLion, a world leading service provider that builds sports broadcasting networks for collegiate and professional sports properties. NeuLion's service also delivers live and on demand multimedia content via the Internet and a complete sports media and fan-centric web platform. CSD, in partnership with NeuLion, hosts bi-weekly online auctions for sports teams, which include The Ohio State University and The University of Georgia, amongst others.

"Since The Ohio State University and The University of Georgia's online auctions are already experiencing significant success, we believe that our presence at the upcoming NeuLion eCommerce Workshop will immediately expand our visibility with NeuLion's 200 other partner teams, which would provide immediate incremental revenues to both Artfest and NeuLion," stated Edward Vakser, Artfest International CEO.

"NeuLion's unique alliance with CSD provides a great opportunity for our college partner teams to launch online auctions with little or no effort. Our partnership provides one-of-a-kind memorabilia pieces for fans to win via online auctions, which in turn support their alma mater," stated Scott Cunning, E-commerce Manager of NeuLion.

Artfest recently filed an extension for its 3rd Quarter financials, due to financial consolidation of its newly acquired wholly owned subsidiaries. The company expects to file within next three days.

To register to participate in the e-commerce workshop, which is being hosted online today, November 17, 2009 at 2PM EST, please click:

For more information about NeuLion, please visit

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded Company under the stock symbol "ARTS." Artfest brings together artists, investors, decorators, designers, private collectors and art galleries. Artfest International's corporate site is Artfest's subsidiaries are Art Channel, Inc., and Art Channel Galleries, Inc., offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

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