Advanstar Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Results

May 05, 2003, 01:00 ET from Advanstar Communications, Inc.

    BOSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications Inc., a wholly
 owned subsidiary of Advanstar, Inc., will release its first quarter 2003
 earnings on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, and will host a conference call on
 Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 1:00 pm Eastern to discuss its first quarter 2003
     The dial-in phone numbers are as follows:
     Domestic participants                    1-800-399-1392
     International participants               1-706-634-5871
     Conference ID Number                     431103
     After you dial in, you will be asked to provide your name, the leader name
 and the company hosting the call.  The leaders are Robert Krakoff, Chief
 Executive Officer, and David Montgomery, Chief Financial Officer, of Advanstar
 Communications, the call host.
     A replay of the conference call will be available after 5:00 pm Eastern on
 Thursday, May 8, 2003 through 11:59 pm Eastern on Wednesday, May 14, 2003.
     Domestic participants                    1-800-642-1687
     International participants               1-706-645-9291
     Conference ID Number                     431103
     Advanstar Communications Inc. is a worldwide business information company
 serving specialized markets with high quality information resources and
 integrated marketing solutions.  Advanstar has 105 business magazines and
 directories, 80 tradeshows and conferences, numerous Web sites, and a wide
 range of direct marketing, database and reference products and services.
 Advanstar serves targeted market sectors in such industries as art,
 automotive, beauty, collaboration/e-learning, CRM/call center, digital media,
 entertainment/marketing, fashion & apparel, healthcare, manufacturing and
 processing, pharmaceutical, powersports, science, telecommunications and
 travel/hospitality.  The Company has nearly 1,300 employees and currently
 operates from multiple offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and
 Asia.  For more information, visit
     Contact:  Michelle Mitchell

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