SOURCE: Questex Media Group

June 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Sensors Expo & Conference Showcases the Newest Developments in Sensing Technologies

Next Year's Event to Take Place June 8-10, 2009 in Rosemont, IL

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Questex Media Group, Inc.'s Sensors Expo & Conference, the leading event in North America focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, was held this week at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and showcased the newest developments in sensing technology.

"Sensors have become critical components in hundreds of the products we use on a daily basis -- from thermometers to wireless game controllers, glucose monitors to automobile climate control systems, oil pressure gauges to smoke alarms. The market for sensors and related technologies is growing at a phenomenal rate and is creating tremendous new business opportunities for technology companies," commented Debra Brown, event director, Sensors Expo & Conference. "The conference and expo showcased how these technologies can be used to help companies become more competitive, more productive and more profitable. We are very pleased that the event was so well received from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors and look forward to producing another high-quality event again next year."

The headline keynote of the event was James McLurkin, MIT roboticist, inventor, researcher and teacher, who presented the opening keynote entitled, "Engineering Creativity: Exercises for the Right Brain." A keynote panel entitled, "Innovation at a Crossroads" examined the pros and cons of product innovation and platform innovation. The panelists debated both sides of the scenarios and share their experiences on how business and innovative breakthroughs really happen. The panel was moderated by John Hanks, Vice President of Measurement and Control, National Instruments, while panelists included: Nathaniel M. Sims, MD, Physician Advisor and MIT Innovation Lab Member, Partners HealthCare Biomedical Engineering at Massachusetts General Hospital; Audley Brown, Director of Advanced Propulsion System Controls, Powertrain Division at General Motors Corporation; Jon Fredrickson, Director of Innovation Expansion,; and Patricia Seybold, Author of "Outside Innovation," Founder and CEO of Patricia Seybold Group.

Nearly 200 exhibitors participated at the event, which featured more than 70 new exhibitors; and the overall attendance of the show was extremely strong.

Guided tech tours on the expo floor, which focused on wireless sensing, were offered to connect buyers with the technology solutions they need to accomplish their goals and objectives.

The Sensors 2008 "Best of Sensors Expo Awards" were presented to exhibitors whose new product submissions were judged on distinctiveness in the marketplace, potential to change the way people work and whether the product serves a real need.

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies and Honeywell were gold sponsors and Microchip was a silver sponsor of the expo and conference.

The 2009 Sensors Expo & Conference will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from June 8-10 and will be co-located with the International Robotics & Vision Show. For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leo Squatrito at 617.219.8378.

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About Sensors Expo & Conference

Sensors Expo & Conference is the leading sensor event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology including physical sensors, sensor networks, biosensors, MEMS/nanotechnology, instrumentation & controls, intelligent systems, machine-to-machine communication, wireless sensing and IT technology. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, technology focused tours, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services.

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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