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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kerry Patterson
Imark Communications
508-647-8637

email: kpatterson@imark-com.com
Web site: http://www.broadbandyear.com

Broadband Year 2000 Announces Stellar Keynote Lineup of Noted Industry Leaders for this Year’s June 26-30 Event in San Jose, CA at the San Jose Convention Center

Natick, MA (April 5, 2000) – Broadband Year 2000, the main event for professionals who build, provide or sell broadband technology has confirmed there line-up of dynamic keynote presenters. They will include:

Leo J. Hindery, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Global Crossing who will address where the broadband industry has been and where the future of broadband technology lies. Takes place Wednesday, June 28, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Robert Knowling, Jr., Chairman, CEO and President of Covad Communications who will address DSL, the challenges encountered, the lessons learned and what the future of DSL holds. Takes place Wednesday, June 28, 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM.

John W. Sidgmore, Vice Chairman, MCI WorldCom and Chairman of UUNET who will cover changes and developments that are under way to help further the growth, reliability and expanded capabilities of Internet technology. Takes place Thursday, June 29, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Greg Papadopolous, CTO of Sun Microsystems will discuss the role of Jini technology in the future of broadband and will detail how ease of use and connectivity will revolutionize the services we receive and provide in the future. Takes place Thursday, June 29, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Sue Deveaux, Group VP of Imark Communications notes, "We have the leading thinkers in the high-speed world of broadband technology speaking on the hottest issues in the industry."

This event features three distinct conference programs focusing on solutions-oriented tracks. They include the Infrastructure Conference, Access Conference, and Business Opportunities Conference. Broadband Year’s exposition features the industry’s only 100% showcase of leading broadband technology providers. More than 100 companies will be on display while offering ample opportunity to build knowledge, make valuable connections with industry experts, test drive competing technologies, and form opinions about the best solutions. This highly focused, in-depth conference and exposition is a definitive source for information and knowledge on emerging broadband products, technologies, and strategies for success.

ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS!
For more information on attending Broadband Year 2000 in San Jose, June 26 – 30, 2000, visit www.broadbandyear.com, call 888-827-6699 or e-mail lmayer@imark-com.com.

About Imark Communications:
Imark Communications is a global organization that specializes in producing highly focused trade expositions and in-depth conferences. Our portfolio of events includes Broadband Year, ProjectWorld, Softworld, and the Symposium on Healthcare Design. These events are currently held in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and China. Imark was founded in 1997 and is located in Natick, Massachusetts with offices in Kingston-upon-Thames in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Oregon.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kerry Patterson
Imark Communications
508-647-8637

email: kpatterson@imark-com.com
Web site: http://www.broadbandyear.com

Broadband Year 2000 Forms Strategic Alliances

Partnerships play key role in bringing the latest researched information to the broadband industry

Natick, MA (March 21, 2000) – Keeping pace with the ever increasing demand for the hottest information in broadband technologies, Broadband Year 2000 has entered into partnerships with three highly acclaimed research organizations; the bitpipe communications, inc., Cahners In-Stat Group and the Yankee Group.

Broadband Year 2000 has teamed up with bitpipe communications, inc. (http://www.bitpipe.com), the leader in IT vendor and analyst content syndication, to provide a first-to-market research site exclusively on broadband topics. The Broadband Year Tech Library (http://techlibrary.broadbandyear.com/), provides a comprehensive library of information on vendor and analyst literature on developing broadband topics. Site visitors may subscribe to KnowledgeAlert!, a free e-mail alert service that notifies users when new vendor and analyst information is posted on the Broadband Year Tech Library.

"Cahners In-Stat is pleased to be able to feature its research on the Broadband Year Tech Library," says Fran Firth, Cahners In-Stat's Director of Business Expansion. "Our goal is to help IT professionals understand the most important issues facing vendors and IT professionals today. Both Broadband Year 2000 and bitpipe help us to advise and educate the broadband community."

In addition Cahners In-Stat Group is sponsoring Broadband Year’s online Newspaper, the B-Innovator (http://www.instat.com/rh/bby/), which is designed to provide visitors with industry trends and the latest news on broadband technologies. Cahners In-Stat Group, a leading technology market research firm covering the full spectrum of digital communications research, will provide unique information based on current industry market research. The B-Innovator will feature industry articles and announcements that won’t be seen anywhere else but on the Broadband Year Website.

Broadband Year 2000 has also entered a joint venture with the Yankee Group to produce a Research-based Executive Summit focusing on the Supply and Demand of Broadband access for 2000 and Beyond. This landmark demand-side summit will feature sessions delivered by the Yankee Group’s top analysts covering the reality of today’s broadband access services, and in-depth look at suppliers and a review of the challenges users and suppliers face. It will also include a presentation from a leading-edge corporation, a working lunch with the industry’s top minds, as well as a vendor question and answer panel.

These alliances support the Broadband Year 2000 event, which features three distinct conference programs focusing on solutions oriented tracks for the Infrastructure, Access, and Business Opportunities. Broadband Year’s exposition features the industry’s only 100% showcase of leading high-bandwidth technology providers. More than 100 companies will be on display while offering ample opportunity to build knowledge, make valuable connections with industry experts, test drive competing technologies, and form opinions about the best solutions. This highly focused, in-depth conference and exposition is a definitive source for information and knowledge on emerging broadband products, technologies, and strategies for success.

ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS!
For more information on attending Broadband Year 2000 in San Jose, June 26 – 30, 2000, visit www.broadbandyear.com, call 888-827-6699 or e-mail lmayer@imark-com.com.

About Imark Communications:
Imark Communications is a global organization that specializes in producing highly focused trade expositions and in-depth conferences. Our portfolio of events includes Broadband Year, ProjectWorld, Softworld, and the Symposium on Healthcare Design. These events are currently held in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and China. Imark was founded in 1997 and is located in Natick, Massachusetts with offices in Kingston-upon-Thames in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Oregon.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Christine Krajewski

Imark Communications
508-647-8628

email: cmk@imark-com.com
Web site: http://www.broadbandyear.com

Broadband Year 2000 announces joint venture with The Yankee Group to Produce a Research-based Executive Summit focusing on the Supply and Demand of Broadband Access for 2000 and Beyond.

Natick, MA (Feb. 23, 2000) – Successful executive strategies for buying, building or selling broadband access will be examined as top executives from a broad range of service providers and the enterprise come together for The Yankee Group Executive Summit at Broadband Year 2000, June 27-28, 2000 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.

Research results will be revealed for the first-time from Yankee Group’s industry-renowned Technically Advanced Family (TAF) survey focusing on the demand for residential broadband services and applications. The Executive Summit will also feature the results of a brand-new Yankee 100 survey of the largest US businesses and Yankee Business Class surveys of Small/Medium businesses that highlight where business market demand for broadband services truly exists.

"A new generation of content, services and commerce applications are being enabled by broadband deployments in the residential and business markets, and this conference will focus on the interplay of demand, supply and strategy factors that will determine success," said Berge Ayvazian, President and CEO of the Yankee Group.

This landmark demand-side summit will feature sessions delivered by the Yankee Group’s top analysts covering the reality of today’s broadband access services, an in-depth look at suppliers and a review of the challenges users and suppliers face. It will also include a presentation from a leading-edge corporation, a working lunch with the industry’s top minds, as well as a vendor question and answer panel.

Broadband Year 2000 is the main event for building, providing and selling broadband technology. Broadband Year 2000 takes place June 26-30, at the San Jose Convention Center and features 3 conference programs: The Infrastructure Conference, The Access Conference and The Business Opportunities Conference as well as keynotes from Robert Annunziata of Global Crossing and Robert E. Knowling Jr. of Covad. Broadband Year’s exposition features the industry’s only 100% showcase of leading high-bandwidth technology providers. More than 100 companies will be on display. For more information, visit www.broadbandyear.com.

The Yankee Group, a subsidiary of Primark Corporation, is an internationally recognized leader in technology research and strategic advisory services whose broad-reaching analysis encompasses all the areas crucial to e-business success: the Internet, electronic commerce, communications, wireless/mobile, computing, and enterprise applications. The Yankee Group specializes in assisting companies with the development of their e-business, enterprise networking, and Internet technology and electronic market initiatives in synergy with their core business strategies. The Yankee Group has always been at the forefront of researching leading technologies and their dramatic effect on the way companies conduct their business. The Yankee Group continues to distinguish itself from the other research firms by providing personalized one-to-one analysis and planning assistance to its customers. To learn more about The Yankee Group, visit www.yankeegroup.com.

Broadband Year 2000 is owned and produced by Imark Communications, a global organization that specializes in producing highly focused trade exhibitions and in-depth conferences for professionals in industries including information technology, project management, healthcare design, and business software solutions. To learn more about Imark, visit www.imark-com.com.

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Attention Calendar Editors: For information on attending Broadband Year 2000 or The Yankee Group Executive Summit at Broadband Year 2000, please call (888) 827-6699 or go to www.broadbandyear.com. For information on exhibiting, contact: Joseph Mara (Companies A-L) at (508) 647-8643 or Lisa Lawinger (Companies M-Z) at (508) 647-8626.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Laurel Mayer
Imark Communications
508-647-8653
email: lmayer@imark-com.com
Web site: http://www.broadbandyear.com

Broadband Year 2000 Returns to San Jose
June 26 – 30, 2000
at the San Jose Convention Center

NATICK, MA; (October 28, 1999) - Imark Communications, a leading producer of conference driven tradeshows in emerging and high growth markets worldwide, announced that Broadband Year 2000, is moving back to San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. This coming 2000 event will not only concentrate on the technical infrastructure of broadband networking, it will also touch upon the rapidly growing world of broadband products, services, and end-to-end solutions for business and consumer markets.

Patrick Gallagher, Group Show Director for Imark, said "While most networking events only offer you a slice, Broadband Year 2000 delivers the whole broadband pie because we’ve designed our programs to appeal to every technical and business decision maker in the explosive broadband industry. This year’s event will be targeted specifically to Technical Engineers, Service Providers, as well as Business Executives as Broadband Year 2000 encompasses all aspects of broadband technology – the development and technical infrastructure, managing its networking capabilities, as well as selling the applications and services to end users."

Broadband Year 2000 has more to offer since the conference program is organized into two segments to appeal to both the technical and business audiences. The technical side of the conference will include such topics as: Designing an Optical Network; Voice Over Converged Networks; Building the Last Mile to the Business; Building the Last Mile to the Home; Developing a Wireless Network; Managing a Multi-service Broadband Network; Architecting, Implementing & Managing VPN Services; Interoperating Broadband Technologies; and Interactive Broadband Services. The business side of the conference will include such topics as: Planning, Managing & Evolving New Services; A View on Technology & Business Issues; and Interactive Broadband Services.

Broadband Year 2000 in San Jose June 26 – 30, 2000, is the world’s largest 100% broadband exposition, and a content-rich conference program directed by a prestigious Program Advisory Committee, which includes such industry experts as: Doug Barney, Executive Editor, News, NetworkWorld; Dave Beering, Principal, Infinite Global Infrastructures, LLC; Gerry Kaufhold, Principal Analyst, Digital Television, Cahners In-Stat Group; Tim Kraskey, Founder & General Partner, Mentor Group, LLC; Eric Martineau, Assistant Professor, Naval Science, Oregon State University; John Morency, Executive Vice President of Consulting, Sage Research; Fred Sammartino, Director, IP Marketing, Lucent Technologies; Dennis Sullivan, Executive Director, Corporate Marketing, Stellar One Corporation; David Wright, Full Professor, University of Ottawa.

ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS!
For more information on attending Broadband Year 2000 in San Jose June 26 – 30, 2000, visit www.broadbandyear.com or call 888-827-6699 or E-mail lmayer@imark-com.com.

About Imark Communications:

Imark Communications is a global organization that specializes in producing highly focused trade expositions and in-depth conferences. Our portfolio of events includes Broadband Year, ProjectWorld, Softworld, and the Symposium on Healthcare Design. These events are currently held in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and China. Imark was founded in 1997 and is located in Natick, Massachusetts with offices in Kingston-upon-Thames in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Oregon.

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