CLEVELAND, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications, Inc., today
announced that Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) and RosettaNet, whose merger
was recently announced, will sponsor the Collaborative Commerce Conference &
Exposition at Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week. Taking place September
23-26 in Chicago at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, this is the industry's
largest event that provides attendees with a comprehensive look at the
technologies required to build end-to-end supply chain solutions. For the
first time following the merger, the UCC and RosettaNet come together to
participate in the industry's leading supply chain forum to underscore the
importance of B2B integration standards.
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Attendees of Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week will have the
opportunity to interact with the UCC and RosettaNet, along with UCCnet
executives to discuss the benefits of global standards implementation.
Focused on the rapid adoption of supply chain standards, the UCC and
RosettaNet will exemplify practical foundations for understanding industry
standards and collaborative-enabling technology tools. Recognized as official
show sponsors of Collaborative Commerce Conference & Exposition, the UCC and
RosettaNet are also hosts of the retail and high-tech symposia.
"The union between the UCC and RosettaNet emphasizes a commitment to
providing users and suppliers with the most innovative and up-to-date B2B
standards required for this constantly evolving market," said Andrew Cary,
Show Manager of Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week. "Both organizations
play vital roles in the collaborative commerce arena, and we are excited for
their involvement as sponsors of the Collaborative Commerce Conference &
Exposition. Together, UCC and RosettaNet provide Frontline Solutions' Supply
Chain Week with a strong platform of support for the global adoption of these
The Collaborative Commerce Conference will explore the inner workings of
electronic trading networks and examine what every company can do to make them
more productive and effective. The conference program will provide a
practical foundation for understanding standards, interoperability,
integration, localization issues, and other topics related to optimizing B2B
e-commerce systems. In addition, visitors will see the latest collaborative-
enabling technology tools showcased by the leading software vendors, as well
as complete supply chain solutions.
"The UCC's commitment to leadership, innovation, and technology has
produced a strong track record of accomplishments for global supply chain
management," said Tom Rittenhouse, President and CEO of Uniform Code Council,
Inc. "The merger with RosettaNet emphasized our dedication to creating the
next generation of standards and solutions to enhance the efficiency in global
supply chains. Our participation at Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week is
a prime opportunity to focus on B2B standards development and respond to
"RosettaNet is pleased to join with the UCC in hosting the upcoming
Collaborative Commerce Conference & Exposition which will highlight critical
industry topics and trends," said Jennifer Hamilton, CEO of RosettaNet. "The
event provides a convenient forum for education and awareness around supply
chain efficiency and collaboration, while also showcasing many RosettaNet and
UCC member companies."
About the Uniform Code Council, Inc.
The Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) is a not-for-profit standards
development organization originally founded in 1972. The UCC, along with its
global partner EAN International, administers the EAN.UCC System, which
includes the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) and other tools to facilitate
efficient global trade. The EAN.UCC System is used by nearly one million
member companies. The UCC functions as a primary resource for business and
industry, developing worldwide identification codes, data carriers, and
electronic commerce. The UCC is currently working on new Extensible Markup
Language (XML) and interoperability protocols for trading networks. The UCC
can be reached at www.uc-council.org .
RosettaNet, a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc., is dedicated
to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based
business standards that align processes within the global high-technology
trading network. More than 400 companies representing more than $1 trillion
in annual information technology, electronic components and semiconductor
manufacturing revenues currently participate in RosettaNet's standards
development, strategy and implementation activities. More information on
RosettaNet can be found at www.rosettanet.org .
About Advanstar Communications
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, and a wide range of direct
marketing, database and reference products and services. The Company has more
than 1,300 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North
America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the event
web site at www.advanstar.com. For more information on Collaborative Commerce
Conference & Expo, visit www.ccexpo.com .
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