SOURCE: Questex Media Group

March 06, 2008 16:00 ET

AIIM International Exposition & Conference Wraps Successful 2008 Event

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - Questex Media Group, Inc.'s AIIM International Exposition & Conference (www.aiimexpo.com), the largest, most comprehensive content and information management event in North America, was held this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Exposition & Conference was co-located with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition (ondemandexpo.com), the preeminent event for commercial printers, publishers, and in-plant printing professionals. Both events brought together representatives from 125 Fortune 500 companies registered for this year's event, which attracted nearly 25,000 visitors from 50 states and more than 75 countries.

"The success of the Exposition and Conference demonstrates the critical importance of the content and information management marketplace," said Beth Torrey, event director, AIIM International Exposition & Conference, Questex Media Group. "The conference program attracted global business and technology professionals, while the Expo floor was filled with attendees exploring innovative technology solutions. From the prominent keynote speakers to the special events, the event was well received from the point of view of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors."

The show floor buzzed with product launches and major announcements from more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the hottest products and technologies from the information and content management marketplace. Over 70 of the companies exhibiting were new to the event.

Special features at the events included

--  Co-location with Drupalcon Boston 2008
--  The Vertical Attendee Communities, which included on-floor meeting
    areas as well as pre-event and onsite mentoring to help attendees connect
    with professionals with similar needs and experiences
--  The Application Showcase Theater, which showcased multimedia product
    presentations from leading vendors
--  Doculabs' presentation, which offered debates that were part education
    and part entertainment from leading users and providers of ECM technology
--  The Office Solutions Pavilion, which taught leading office systems,
    printing and output management vendors how to use a variety of solutions
--  The Channel Connection for VARs which gave VARs, systems integrators,
    consultants and their guests a meeting place to connect and develop
    relationships with end-users and suppliers.
    

The headline keynote, "The Power of Simplicity," was presented by David Pogue, best-selling author and New York Times personal technology columnist and Matthew Glotzbach, Head of Products, Google Enterprise. John Mancini, president of AIIM - The ECM Association presented a State of the Industry keynote entitled "Corporate Knowledge: Share It, Secure It." In addition, a keynote panel entitled "Reflections on Super Tuesday: What's at Stake & What's to Come," moderated by Carlos Watson, a former CNN News political commentator, included Patrick J. Buchanan, political analyst, former advisor to three U.S. Presidents, and two-time Republican Presidential candidate and Howard Fineman, Newsweek Senior Washington correspondent and NBC News political analyst. The concluding CIO panel, "The Future of Information Management: The CIO's Perspective," was moderated by Tony Byrne, founder of CMS Watch.

This year, the scope and depth of the AIIM conference program grew to include17 tracks and more than 120 sessions. The conference program offered attendees the tools they need to assess, select and implement technologies that will help end users make better, faster business decisions, improve business processes and performance, and maximize the return on an organization's information assets.

Awards presented at the events included EDSF's 2008 Excellence in Education and Educator of the Year awards.

For five years, the Conference & Expo has given back to the local community by supporting an education-related charity. For the second year in a row, the AIIM International Exposition & Conference partnered with the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Boston Public School. Exhibitors donated software, printing equipment and supplies, providing the school with state-of-the-art technology solutions for the school's educational and career training programs. The New England Chapter of AIIM has supported the Horace Mann School as a business advisor and partner, providing both technological expertise and funds, for over 25 years.

The AIIM International Exposition & Conference, co-located with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, will take place March 30 - April 2, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Leo Squatrito at lsquatrito@questex.com 617.219.8378.

For more information, visit http://www.aiimexpo.com.

AIIM International Exposition & Conference

The AIIM International Exposition & Conference is the world's largest and oldest educational conference and exposition. The place to go to gain control, meet compliance standards and access important information from structured and unstructured data, the AIIM International Exposition & Conference assists IT professionals turn content and information into a powerful business tool. The exposition and conference attracts business professionals and executive management seeking the latest technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content to support business processes, comply with governmental regulations, drive down costs, and gain the competitive advantage.

About AIIM - the ECM Association

AIIM is the international industry association connecting users and suppliers of enterprise content management (ECM) technologies -- tools and methods used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content in support of business processes. For more than 60 years, AIIM has been a neutral and unbiased source for education and industry information, standards, advocacy, and community.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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