5th Annual NanoBusiness 2006, Nanotechnology's Most Influential Business and Policy Conference, Returns to New York Next Week

NanoBusiness 2006
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2006--The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that its fifth annual NanoBusiness Conference and Exhibition will be returning to New York City next week, from May 17 - 19, 2006. After 4 years downtown, NanoBusiness 2006 will be moving uptown to the larger Marriott Marquis in Times Square, to better accommodate its growing community of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. Complete event information can be found online at www.nanobusiness2006.com.

NanoBusiness 2006 is expected to attract hundreds of business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, government officials and visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution. Over three days of comprehensive corporate presentations, in-depth panels, executive keynotes, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, NanoBusiness 2006 will explore a broad range of issues relating to nanotechnology and investing, commercialization, economic development, global opportunities, and much more.

“Over the five years we have been producing our NanoBusiness Conferences, we've seen a significant shift in the issues and concerns that interest those in the industry”

"Over the five years we have been producing our NanoBusiness Conferences, we've seen a significant shift in the issues and concerns that interest those in the industry," said Nathan Tinker, co-founder of the NanoBusiness Alliance and Conference Chairman. "With this fast pace of change, it's been a challenge to anticipate these changes and program a conference that will be relevant both today and tomorrow, but our longevity and large loyal audience are proof that we are indeed delivering education and community to the numerous and varied industries involved in the commercialization of nanotechnology products."

Conference highlights include:

-- Keynotes from top executives at GE, Proctor & Gamble, Pfizer, FEI, Motorola and more.

-- Over 70 speakers from major corporations, investment firms, startups and government.

-- Investors Forum Day - CEOs from over 20 publicly and privately-traded companies will make presentations on their technologies, products, markets and corporate strategies.

-- Sessions on regulatory policy, and Environmental, Health and Safety Issues

-- Foley & Lardner Programs - Building a Successful Nanotech Venture from Startup to the A Round; and Nanotech Patents and Environmental Policy

-- America-Israel Chamber of Commerce conference, designed to facilitate exploration of research and commercial relationships between US and Israeli companies.

-- IEEE Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap Workshop

-- International Nanotech Opportunities

-- New Models for Capitalization and Growth

-- Protecting Your Nano Assets

-- Nanotech for Dummies

In addition to the sessions, NanoBusiness 2006 will feature numerous exhibits and networking receptions, where the true leaders in the industry meet to make contacts.

"This year's NanoBusiness event is our largest and most comprehensive to date, and we're proud of the program we are presenting," said Vincent Caprio, Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance and Event Director. "The event provides an important opportunity for Wall Street to meet all the companies driving the nanotech revolution, fueling investments and the development of real products. We believe our attendees will find this to be the most valuable NanoBusiness event yet."

A complete event schedule, as well as registration information, can be obtained online at http://www.nanobusiness2006.com.

About The NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in New York, Chicago, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org.


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