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December 16, 2009 09:57 ET

Sage Helps Showcase B.C. Companies to the World at Consumer Electronics Show

Joins With B.C. Innovation Council and metabridge to Bring Together Technology Leaders From Across North America to Spotlight Entrepreneurial Spirit

RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Sage North America announced today that it is joining the British Columbia Innovation Council and metabridge in hosting an event during next month's 2010 CES, the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The invitation-only event, scheduled for January 7 at the new Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, is designed to connect established technology industry leaders with innovative entrepreneurs from British Columbia's Okanagan region, helping to build relationships and foster opportunities.

Dubbed metabridge, a link to established technology centers, the event will be hosted by the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission and is the brainchild of Steve Wandler, a successful technology entrepreneur who returned to the Okanagan after the acquisition of his start-up by a company in Silicon Valley. Sage is co-hosting this event to assist metabridge's efforts in spotlighting these budding entrepreneurs and providing opportunities to the growing technology community in the Okanagan.

"Sage has been supporting the dreams and goals of entrepreneurs for more than 30 years," said Jamie Sutherland, vice president and general manager, Simply Accounting by Sage. "By partnering with metabridge to host this event at CES, we're continuing that rich heritage, bringing together our peers in the industry, opening dialogue and encouraging growth in the Okanagan technology community."

Sage is also hosting the 5th Annual Thought Leader Appreciation Forum and Dinner, scheduled for January 7th at the Aria Las Vegas. This exclusive event is the premier gathering of the 'best and brightest' of the US tax and accounting industry.

For more information about the metabridge event, please visit www.ratpackreception.com.

About metabridge

The metabridge initiative is designed to provide direct connection and access to key technology players for local companies seeking investment, joint partnerships, mentorship and advisory opportunities. The annual CES event is aimed at creating opportunities and connecting with local companies.

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs more than 4,100 people and supports nearly 3.1 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.1 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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