PRNewswire: LINUX Business Expo Expands Across North America After Outstanding Launch

After the overwhelming debut of LINUX Business Expo during
COMDEX/Fall ’99, ZD Events today announced that the LINUX Business
Expo family of events will expand to 4 annual events in North
A 10-member LINUX Business Expo 2000 Advisory Board
has also been announced to assist ZD Events in directing the events
and selecting conferences themes and tracks.”

“LINUX Business Expo has been established as a forum for
business managers, IT and IS professionals, technology channel
professionals, developers and ISPs to learn more about making an
enterprise investment in Linux. “The world felt the impact of LINUX
this past November in Las Vegas with the record-breaking debut of
LINUX Business Expo,” said Sonny Saslaw, General Manager of LINUX
Business Expo. “With this event, we’ve positioned LINUX as an
alternative choice for the enterprise and the momentum is
continuing to grow as more and more professionals look for LINUX
product and education.”

“The debut event, co-located with COMDEX/Fall ’99 at the Las
Vegas Hilton, included over 68 companies and attracted well over
38,000 business-to-business buyers. In recognition of the show’s
vision and impact, Byte.com awarded LINUX Business Expo “Best of
Show,” marking the first time a media outlet has recognized a
tradeshow event with an award. The re-sign for LINUX Business Expo
Las Vegas 2000 surpassed the allotted floor space, which forced
show management to redraw the 2000 floorplan into a larger hall,
expanding the exhibit area by 25%.”

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