SOURCE: The American Small Business Coalition

November 15, 2006 10:09 ET

FOSE 2007 Puts Small Business Front and Center by Partnering With The American Small Business Coalition

The American Small Business Coalition Partners With Post Newsweek Tech Media to Co-Produce Small Business Pavilion at FOSE 2007, DC Convention Center, March 20-22

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- Government technology buyers will find a radically expanded small business presence at FOSE 2007, in large part to The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC) which has signed on to co-produce the small business pavilion. The FOSE Small Business Pavilion will showcase small businesses offering technologies and services that support the government's missions. In addition, The ASBC will produce educational activities and schedule meetings between small business and government as well as industry officials in the pavilion.

"Small technology and professional service companies are the innovators, and government is eager to tap the creativity of these companies," said Bill Howell, vice president and general manager for PostNewsweek Tech Media. "This year at FOSE, small businesses will hold a dominant position in the front of the trade show where FOSE's 20,000 government buyers can meet and test drive the best of what's new. Over 500 technology firms exhibit at FOSE, and small companies will be front and center with the help of our partner, The American Small Business Coalition."

"The ASBC provides small businesses with the insights and tools they need to cultivate successful relationships within the Federal sector," said Guy Timberlake, co-founder, The American Small Business Coalition. "The FOSE 2007 Small Business Pavilion enables companies to highlight their innovations to the largest tech buyer in the world. To give government the broadest of choices, the Pavilion will highlight a full gamut of small tech and professional services companies from the various socio-economic designations recognized by the SBA for Federal contracting."

Now in its 31st year, FOSE 2007 will take place Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22 at the Washington, DC Convention Center. Registration is free for government at www.fose.com.

About The American Small Business Coalition

The American Small Business Coalition (www.theasbc.org) is a private membership organization providing education and business support to companies doing business with federal agencies and federal contractors. The membership consists of small, medium and large businesses from multiple industries, as well as like-minded associations that support the small business community. The ASBC also supports government agencies with market research activities and industry outreach designed to facilitate an ongoing exchange of information. More information can be found on their website at www.theasbc.org.

About Post Newsweek Tech Media

PostNewsweek Tech Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), is the premier media company in the government technology community. PostNewsweek has a rich tradition of over 25 years of award-winning journalism and offers national publications and associated web sites including Government Computer News, www.gcn.com; Washington Technology, www.washingtontechnology.com; Government Leader, www.governmentleader.com; and Defense Systems, www.defensesystems.com; trade shows such as FOSE, www.fose.com; and other conferences for the government IT market. For more information, visit www.PostNewsweekTech.com.

Registration is FREE for military, government, government contractors and educators, with valid ID, and $50 for business and industry. To register for FOSE 2007 or for more information about the event, go to www.fose.com. To register for FOSE or for further information, go to www.fose.com.

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