Networld+Interop 2005 to Showcase Largest Assembly of IT Exhibitors in North America; Registration Now Open for Industry's Only IT Infrastructure Event

NetWorld+Interop 2005 Las Vegas
SAN FRANCISCO--()--Dec. 7, 2004--MediaLive International, Inc. today announced this year's themes for NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005. The industry's only comprehensive IT event will focus on six of the most vital technology trends defining the IT and networking industry today: Network Infrastructure and Services, Wireless, Security, Performance, VoIP and Collaboration, and Data Management and Compliance. For twenty years, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) has continued its tradition of helping IT professionals learn about the latest technology innovations and how best to integrate them to build a better IT infrastructure. NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005 (www.interop.com) will be held May 1-6, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet programs, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) provides the industry's most comprehensive view of the latest infrastructure technologies--all within the context of the systems-wide network. For two decades, IT professionals have trusted NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) to help them overcome their networking and communications challenges through the presentation of a variety of products, technologies and solutions in one place. Along with NetWorld+Interop's exhibits, keynotes, educational programs, eNet and iLabs, the 2005 event will provide the education, information and solutions IT professionals need, whether building an entirely new system or integrating new solutions into an existing infrastructure.

"With the economy growing stronger, more businesses are making technology investments, vendors are spending more to market their products and new companies are emerging," said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R). "This year, more than ever, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) strengthens its industry influence by providing IT professionals with more information to make the best technology choices and take their companies to the next level in productivity, mobility and security."

In 2005, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) builds on the success of the 2004 event, which featured 361 of the IT industry's top vendors, more than 50 major product announcements and one of the most compelling and holistic content and education programs available to the IT market today. The industry's only IT infrastructure event continues to grow in every metric by providing more solutions, choices and innovations to a larger number of exhibitors and attendees.

NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005 will be held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the fifth-largest convention center in the U.S. Both attendees and exhibitors will have access to one of the trade show industry's newest convention centers with modern facilities, expanded meeting areas and centralized Las Vegas Strip location. For more information on NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005, visit www.interop.com.

NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005 press and analyst registration information is now available at: http://interop.com/lasvegas/media_center/

NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) 2005 attendee registration information is now available at: http://staging.interop.com/lasvegas/registration/

About NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R)

Part of the MediaLive International, Inc. family of global brands, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) is the leading destination for IT infrastructure buyers and sellers. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique eNet and iLabs programs, NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) provides the industry's only platform for collaboration, communication and commerce for the end-to-end network. NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R) Las Vegas 2005 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 1-6, 2005. For more information about the event, please visit www.interop.com.

About MediaLive International, Inc.

MediaLive International works with companies to capture and enhance customer relationships through media properties, software tools and marketing solutions that improve the effectiveness of the company's sales and marketing programs. MediaLive International's media brands encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions, including NetWorld(SM)+Interop(R), COMDEX(R), as well as highly focused educational programs such as Next Generation Networks(R), VoiceCon, Seybold Seminars(SM), the Real Time Collaboration Conference, GTEC, the Web 2.0 Conference and respected publications including Business Communications Review and The Seybold Report. The Wingate Studios division delivers the industry's leading end-to-end event management software platform WingateWeb and specialized vendor marketing programs including event strategy and programming, event management and event analytics that provide proprietary event marketers with audience behavior, demographic and firmagraphic information.

MediaLive International is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information about MediaLive International, visit www.medialiveinternational.com.

Contacts

MediaLive International, Inc.
Ben Stricker, 415-905-2464
ben.stricker@mlii.com

Contacts

MediaLive International, Inc.
Ben Stricker, 415-905-2464
ben.stricker@mlii.com