CLEVELAND, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications, Inc., announced today that its annual Frontline Solutions Expo is expanding to Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week ( www.frontlinexpo.com ), offering three technology-targeted events: Frontline's AutoID & RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Conference & Expo*; Frontline's Industrial Mobile & Wireless Conference & Expo*; and Collaborative Commerce Conference & Expo. Conferences will be held September 23-26, 2002, with the Expositions running September 24-26 at McCormick Place's Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. According to AMR Research, the market for supply-chain management and product life-cycle management software will expand from $5.6 billion last year to $13.6 billion in 2006. Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week will serve business, IT and operations professionals in this burgeoning market with an educational forum of 250 exhibitors, over 100 sessions, and three keynote addresses. The largest event focused on supply chain technology, Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week will offer its attendees the latest information on key industry trends, leading innovative solutions, as well as an opportunity to network with peers. Professionals will experience comprehensive technology exhibits and "how- to" educational sessions to engineer and oversee the flow of information about materials and finished goods inside and outside an organization: * The AutoID & RFID Conference & Expo will cover data capture technology, including 2D bar codes, high speed scanners and verifiers, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), RF-tags and smart labels, and Real- Time-Locating System (RTLS) * The Industrial Mobile & Wireless Conference & Expo covers the technology used to manage information in motion, including voice recognition solutions, hand-held scanners, portable printers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), pen computers, wireless networks, and mobile platforms * The Collaborative Commerce Conference & Expo focuses on the business, technology, security and regulatory issues involved in allowing partners to communicate in all aspects of the supply chain, including supply chain management, collaborative design manufacturing & commerce, supplier network management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and demand and order management solutions "With the heavy demands on a professional's time, it is making more and more sense to attend an event, such as Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week, that can offer a complete technology preview and an outstanding educational experience," said Andrew Cary, show manager. "The steady increase in the amount of buying teams attending Frontline year-to-year, and the demand for additional information on new and converging technologies precipitated the expansion. By offering a complete solution, while continuing a tradition of highly targeted industry-focused sessions, Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week serves as a convenient, 'one-stop-shop' that creates a synergy between users and suppliers of important hardware and software technologies falling under the supply chain realm." "We have been witnessing the trend of autoID and e-commerce worlds converging in our member's workplaces," said Peter Alvarez, Senior Director, Products and Services, Uniform Code Council, Inc. "The fact that Frontline recognizes this is an indicator that they understand the pulse of this industry and how technologies impact businesses today." Attendees will have access to live demonstrations from approximately 250 exhibiting companies, including hardware solutions from Hand Held Products, Intermec, LXE, Inc. and Symbol, as well as access to leading supply chain software providers including Baan, CommerceOne, i2, Iona, JD Edwards and SAP. In addition, attendees will benefit from winning supply chain strategies at free keynotes, shared by the top information and technology officers at Procter & Gamble, JD Edwards, AMR Research, and SAP. A free Knowledge Center, staffed by AIM, Inc., InsightU, Ohio University Auto ID Center, and the Uniform Code Council, Inc. will offer visitors an unbiased experts' guide to the technologies on the floor, based on the types of solutions they seek. In addition to over 75 sessions covering fundamentals to advanced topics, Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week will offer Industry Symposia lead by major manufacturers, industry associations, and industry icons. Attendees will receive customized educational programs from Covisint, Department of Defense, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, RosettaNet, Uniform Code Council, Inc., UCCnet, and others on best practices, industry standards, and compliance initiatives. Sponsors of Frontline's AutoID & RFID and Frontline's Industrial Mobile & Wireless events include AIM and Frontline Solutions Magazine, official show sponsors; and Hand Held Products, Intermec, Symbol and LXE, Inc. as event sponsors. The official show sponsors of Collaborative Commerce are Frontline Solutions Magazine, UCCnet, and Uniform Code Council, Inc.; event sponsors include Baan, i2, IONA, JD Edwards, and SAP. For more information on attending this event, please visit the Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week Web site at www.frontlinexpo.com or call 1-877-232-0132. For information on exhibiting at the event, please call 1-888-822-4321. About Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week and Frontline Solutions Magazine Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week and Frontline Solutions Magazine are part of the Advanstar Technology Group, which delivers 1.2 million technology buyers worldwide. Producers of high-technology trade shows, conferences and magazines, our portfolio also includes AIIM 2003, ON DEMAND, DMS, Digital Media World, E-learning Expo, TechLearn, Masie Center, Cadalyst, elearning, and Response magazines. About Advanstar Communications, Inc. Advanstar Communications Inc. is a worldwide business information company serving specialized markets with high quality information resources and integrated marketing solutions. Advanstar has 92 business magazines and directories, 79 exhibitions 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, internet/e-business, manufacturing and processing, pharmaceutical, powersports, science, telecommunications, and travel/hospitality. The Company has over 1,300 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on Advanstar Communications, visit www.advanstar.com . About AIM, Inc. AIM is the trade association for Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies. AIM has over 900 member companies in 56 countries and is dedicated to industry promotion and development, education, and standards development. AIM represents vendors and users associate with technologies such as bar code, radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless connectivity, and card technologies. 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