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June 24, 2009 09:03 ET

Forbes Demonstrates Success With Virtual Events Powered by InXpo

iConferences Virtual Events to Provide Virtual Insights From Leaders in the Business

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Forbes iConference series provides financial investors and advisors with investment strategies from leading financial experts. Powered by InXpo, the leader in privately-branded virtual events that deliver real results, Forbes, home for the world's business leaders and the No. 1 business news source in the world, has experienced tremendous success with its iConference series, not only as a way to monetize their subscriber base but also as another way to leverage the publisher's content and extend the reach to a wider audience.

"We're happy to save financial advisors, planners and registered representatives the time and cost of travel by offering a virtual conference they can attend from the comfort of their offices, while gaining strategic investment and practice management advice, critical in today's marketplace," said Matt Schifrin, Vice President and Investments Editor of Forbes Media.

Forbes iConference attendees have been very engaged with exhibitors and expressed high interest in future iConferences. In fact 97% of attendees to Forbes iConferences said they would attend future Forbes virtual events. Forbes has held three iConferences in the last year and has so far brought in more than 34,000 registrants.

While previous iConferences were for investors, Forbes will hold its first iConference targeting advisors entitled, Forbes Advisor iConference (http://bit.ly/c2pED), sponsored by Cohen & Steers, T. Rowe Price and Al Frank Asset Management, on June 29-30, 2009. The Forbes Advisor iConference will offer professionals critical advice from industry leaders to help them grow and protect their clients' wealth in this challenging economy. Key presentations will include a keynote from Steve Forbes, "Stocks, Politics and the Economy," and other presentations from industry experts such as, "Guerrilla Marketing in the Internet Age" and Burton Malkiel's "Re-evaluating Market Maxims."

"We're pleased to partner with Forbes, the number-one source for business news worldwide, by helping them extend their reach to financial advisors across the globe without anyone having to leave their desks. Protecting wealth as well as finding growth opportunities is key in today's economy and this conference will shed light on those otherwise hard-to-find opportunities," said Drew VanVooren, President and Co-Founder of InXpo.

InXpo's Virtual Events Platform for Publishers

Custom Publishing at its best, the InXpo Virtual Event Platform provides publishers with an enterprise-ready, easy-to-use customizable platform for developing and producing virtual events. While the design of a virtual event is limitless, a typical virtual event powered by InXpo includes an Exhibit Hall for displaying products and services from service providers; an Auditorium for keynote speakers and presentations; a Lounge for peer-to-peer networking and group chats and various social networking features such as Twitter, video chat and blogs. With InXpo's virtual event offerings, publishers can extend the reach of their custom content to audiences worldwide and expand revenue opportunities.

About InXpo, Inc.

InXpo is the leading provider of privately-branded virtual events that connect, educate and engage audiences. InXpo's full suite of solutions include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, and Virtual Corporate Events, as well as Audio and Video Webcasts. These virtual solutions dramatically reduce travel time and related costs, in addition to making the world a greener place to live. By using our privately branded virtual events, InXpo enables organizations to cost-effectively communicate with their worldwide communities for lead generation, peer-to-peer networking, training, internal and external communications, as well as generate new online revenue opportunities. InXpo has delivered over 600 successful virtual events and experiences for global customers and publishers including AAA, Cisco, Forbes.com, HIMSS, PennWell, SAP, TechTarget and Ziff Davis Enterprises. The company is headquartered in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.inxpo.com.

About Forbes Media:

Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches 18.6 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. It also publishes ForbesLife and ForbesWoman magazines, in addition to licensee editions in China, Croatia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Other Forbes Media Web sites are: ForbesTraveler.com; Investopedia.com; RealClearPolitics.com; RealClearMarkets.com; RealClearSports.com; and the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network. Together with Forbes.com, these sites reach nearly 40 million business decision makers each month.

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