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 Flynn. 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 environment. "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 Flynn. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 continents.
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