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Vendors to Unveil New Solutions at XML Conference and Exposition 2001

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More than 60 vendors to showcase offerings and present latest innovations ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 6, 2001) -- More than 60 providers of software, systems and solutions will showcase their latest innovations this December at XML 2001, the world's leading XML conference and exposition. Exhibiting and sponsor companies will include such notables as Adobe Systems, ADOS, Chrystal Software, Citrix, empolis, eXcelon, IBM, Microsoft, SoftQuad Software and Sun Microsystems. Many participating companies will also deliver technical presentations throughout the event, a first-time offering at this year's XML Conference and Exposition. XML Conference and Exposition 2001, produced by IDEAlliance, will take place Sunday, December 9 through Friday, December 14 at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. The XML 2001 exposition will take place December 11 through 13. "It's the 'world's fair' of XML," says David Steinhardt, president and CEO of IDEAlliance. "This year's exposition features more than 60 providers of XML-based products and services. Despite the current challenges that the information technologies industry is facing, we continue to sign on new vendors on a weekly basis." "Many of the key players will be represented and on-hand to showcase the latest XML solutions," says conference chair Lauren Wood, director of product technology at SoftQuad Software. "End-users starting to implement XML in their organizations will find a wealth of new tools and techniques. Participants will discover dozens of important, new XML-based products and services, can learn what really works, and take part in hands-on demonstrations." "IDEAlliance has led the XML industry for over a decade and their conferences are still the best," says Steve Pepper, CEO of Ontopia and editor of XML Topic Maps. "Nothing would stop us from attending XML 2001. Ontopia will be there in force, showing how topic maps can solve real-world business problems across a whole range of applications. "We are very excited to use XML 2001 as the forum to announce the latest advancements in our Constellation product suite," says Chris Ziener Founder and CEO of Noonetime. "We got a lot of attention exhibiting at last years' event and with our newest XML transformation capabilities and the heightened demand for XML solutions, we're anticipating a far greater level of success this year." Several new and returning exhibitors will be using XML 2001 to release their new products and announce the latest developments in XML technology. "The XML Conference and Exposition is the most important conference on XML of the year, and we will be releasing the all-new XML Spy Suite 4.2 at this year's event." said Alexander Falk, President & CEO of Altova Inc. "We're looking forward to this year's XML 2001 because we're unveiling the new release of our TARGET 2000 Cross-Media Publishing System," Richard Schiding, Progressive Information Technologies CEO, said. "We've been a part of the annual XML Conference for more than four years and have much success in generating sales leads from our target markets." "The XML Conference and Exposition is a premiere event for seeing the latest advances in XML technologies. Rogue Wave is particularly excited about the XML 2001 conference because we will be unveiling our new Ruple technology," said Dave Rice, vice president of marketing and business development at Rogue Wave. This is an exciting technology and XML 2001 is the perfect place to show it off for the first time." "Key industry players will showcase the latest tools for solving complex problems at XML 2001 and XMLCities will be there to offer our solution for high volume, XML content creation and conversion, " said Evan Huang, president and chief technology officer of XMLCities, Inc. "We strongly feel that in order to see wide spread adoption of XML, vendors need to provide more efficient and productive XML based solutions without disruptive changes to the author's existing content generation behavior.

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