Advanstar Communications Launches Streaming4Business Conference and Expo

World's First Event for New Streaming Media Solutions for Business

Sep 14, 2000, 01:00 ET from Advanstar Communications, Inc.

    SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The demand for business-to-
 business applications for streaming media technologies is emerging at
 break-neck speed.  Advanstar Communications, a leading business-to-business
 media firm serving the enterprise collaboration and e-learning communities has
 announced "Streaming4Business Conference and Expo."  The event will focus on
 providing corporate managers a forum to learn and experience first-hand how
 streaming media technologies can enhance everyday business practices in the
 new economy.  The event will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston,
 Massachusetts, July 24-26, 2001.
     "Streaming4Business Conference & Expo will provide vendors, service
 providers and end-users from the corporate, government and academic
 communities with a serious, business-oriented forum to discuss the issues
 related to deploying streaming media in their enterprises," said Joe Flynn,
 International Group Show Director for Advanstar Communications.  "We intend to
 deliver a one-of-a-kind, high-quality event focused on business opportunities,
 education and marketing for our customers.  Streaming4Business will show
 managers how rich-media can enhance profitability and save costs," added
     Many leading streaming media vendors, service providers and others have
 expressed enthusiasm for the new event launch.  The primary themes, both on
 the exhibit hall floor and in the conference program, will include deploying
 streaming media in training, corporate communities, investor relations,
 marketing, e-commerce, R&D and other applications.  The conference will be
 guided and directed by leading authorities on streaming technologies and
 collaborative communications, and their applications in the business
     "Enterprise end users are having a difficult time cutting through the hype
 surrounding streaming media.  Streaming4Business Conference and Expo will
 provide a unique opportunity for vendors and service providers to discuss the
 benefits and challenges of deploying streaming media in the enterprise and for
 end users to evaluate technologies, solutions, and vendor services," added
     The idea to launch Streaming4Business was a product of Advanstar's deep
 involvement with streaming media vendors, service providers and end-users
 through the "Streaming4Business Forum" at the TeleCon 2000 Conference and
 Exhibition.  TeleCon 2000, which takes place in Anaheim, California,
 December 6-8, 2000, is the world's largest event for enterprise collaboration,
 conferencing e-learning technologies and applications.  Many of the attendees
 to past TeleCon events listed deploying streaming media as one of their top
 priorities.  In addition, streaming media vendors and service providers use
 TeleCon as one of their primary marketing events.
     In addition to Streaming4Business Conference and Expo, Advanstar
 Communications has also launched Streaming4Business magazine.  The new
 publication debuts October 2000.  The editorial focus will complement many of
 the issues being discussed in the conference program.  Streaming4Business
 magazine is a sister publication to Advanstar Communications' Teleconference
 and e-learning magazines.  Charter advertising rates are available by calling
 714-513-8440 or 714-513-8839.
     For information on exhibiting at or attending the Streaming4Business
 Conference & Expo, please call 800-854-3112 x452.  Sponsorship opportunities
 are also available.  Parties interested in speaking opportunities should
 contact Caroline Schirato, Conference Director, at 209-736-1507 or
     About Advanstar Communications, Inc.
     Advanstar Communications Inc., a worldwide business information company
 serving specialized markets with high-quality information resources and
 integrated marketing solutions, produces the Streaming4Business Conference
 & Expo, TeleCon Conference & Expo and e-learning Conference & Expo; and
 publishes Teleconference and e-learning magazines as well as
 Streaming4Business.  Teleconference, e-learning and Streaming4Business are
 part of Advanstar Technology Communities, a world-leading technology media
 group with 35 publications and 37 major events in 10 countries on four

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