Newly Merged Supply Chain Standards Organizations Debut at Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week Uniform Code Council, Inc. and RosettaNet Host Collaborative Commerce

Conference & Exposition



    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
 standards."
     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
 industry demands."
     "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 .
 
     About RosettaNet
     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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SOURCE Advanstar Communications, Inc.

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