November 28, 2005 08:00 ET

Largest Digital Entertainment & Media Expo Attracts CEOs From Music, Entertainment, Mobile, Games and Advertising Industries to Southern California

VNU Publications Raises Bar for 2006

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- VNU Expositions, the industry's leading producers of business-to-business trade shows and executive conferences, today announce the much anticipated launch of its 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo (DEMXPO). The DEMXPO will take place this Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st in Los Angeles, California, at the Hyatt Regency, Century City Plaza. This premiere two-day event, co-sponsored by Billboard Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and AdWeek, in addition to Nielsen Entertainment and Digital Media Wire, will bring together the who's who in the digital entertainment & media industry.

This is the most anticipated conference of the year with keynotes and speakers from some of the most powerful and influential companies within the industry such as: Christie Hefner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.; Tom Rogers, CEO, TiVo Inc.; Hugh Panero, President and Chief Executive Officer, XM Satellite Radio; Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company President, Disney-ABC Television Group; Jean-Charles Hourcade, Senior Executive Vice President & CTO, Thomson; and Susan Whiting, President and CEO, Nielsen Media Research EVP, Media Measurement & Information Group, VNU. Other speakers include: Jim Cannella (National Director, Corporate Partnerships, House of Blues Entertainment), Dan Flanegan (CEO, Soapbox Mobile), Gregg Spiridellis (CEO, Jib Jab), David Goodman (President of Marketing, Infinity Broadcasting), Courtney Holt (Head of New Media & Strategic Marketing, Interscope Geffen A&M Records), Stacy Jolna (SVP, General Manager, TV Guide Television Group), Ric Harris (Head of New Media, NBC Universal), Thomas Hesse (President Global Digital Business Group, SONY BMG Music Entertainment), Andrew Susman (President / CEO, Studio One Networks), Cyriac Roeding (Vice-President, Wireless, CBS Television / Digital Media), Cuneo Paula (Senior Manager, Corporate Alliances & Business Development, Activision, Inc.), Bobby Betros (COO and Founder, Digital Orchid), Jay Frank (Head of Programming and Label Relations, Yahoo! Music) and Steve Lanzano (EVP, General Manager, MPG) and many other industry luminaries.

The DEMXPO 2005 will host the largest Digital Entertainment show consisting of over 1,500 attendees, 50 plus exhibitors and over 175 of the industry's most influential to speak and keynote over two days, commencing with the 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Excellence Awards Dinner. (

Leading entertainment and media companies sponsoring the event include: AdFilmTies,, Alston & Bird, Axis Marketing & PR, Claritas, Consulate General of Finland, Digital Media Wire, DirecTV, eMarketer, ePostDirect, Inc, FAST Search & Transfer, IGA Worldwide, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Interactive Television Alliance, iSeeTV, Kingston Technologies, Market Wire, mBlox, Mediaport, Mobile Marketing Association, Motorola, m-Qube, Music Choice, Musicrypt, Nielsen Entertainment, PaymentOne, Playboy Enterprises, Snippies, Soapbox Mobile, Szabo, The Webby Awards, Tira Wireless, Twelve Horses, Vendare Media and many others.

For the most updated information on the conference and to register to attend, please visit

About VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group:

VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group produces leading trade shows and executive conferences in the media and entertainment industries, taking advantage of synergies created with sister companies and publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek Magazines, Nielsen Entertainment, Nielsen Media Research, and others. VNU Expositions produces over 50 business-to-business tradeshows and educational conferences in conjunction with VNU Business Media publications and key industry associations. Industry leaders and professionals from around the globe attend VNU Expositions' events to find practical advice, innovative ideas and expert solutions. VNU Expositions is a VNU Business Media company, a division of VNU, one of the world's leading companies dedicated to providing customers with the business-to-business information and intelligence they need to gain an edge on the competition. For more information on VNU Exposition's Digital Media & Entertainment Group, please visit

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