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Tri-located: Collaborate, AIIM and ON DEMAND to Draw 20,000 Business Leaders

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SANTA ANA, Calif.--Nov. 7, 2002-- Advanstar Communications Inc. today announced that the Collaborate Conference & Expo is tri-located with the AIIM 2003 Conference & Expo and ON DEMAND, Digital Printing and Publishing Conference & Expo. All three events will be held April 7-9, 2003, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The migration of collaboration tools, content management, and document management as essential tools within the enterprise is highlighted by this announcement. Advanstar recognizes that senior IT and business professionals will eagerly anticipate this event as the single place to find all these technologies and solutions. Additionally, this new strategic platform gives exhibitors an expanded audience of more than 20,000 qualified buyers and decision-makers. "We know that the 20,000 cross-over IT executives who attend AIIM 2003 and ON DEMAND seeking enterprise solutions will welcome the opportunity to go across the aisles of the exhibit hall to see the quality collaboration and conferencing tools that will be on display at the Collaborate Expo," said Kerry Gumas, vice president of Advanstar's Technology Community Group. "Attendee surveys conducted this year at both the AIIM and ON DEMAND events indicate that 42% of the total attendees are seeking collaboration and conferencing software to integrate into their businesses, and we are thrilled to add collaboration to the mix of technology at the upcoming tri-located 2003 events in New York." Collaborate Conference & Expo is the only event that showcases collaborative solutions that enhance the productivity and performance within the enterprise, including videoconferencing, Web conferencing, and project management tools. The AIIM Conference and Expo focuses on enterprise content management technologies used for e-business applications that support business processes. These technologies include content/document management, business process management, knowledge management, data warehousing and data mining. ON DEMAND features the latest digital printing and publishing technologies and solutions. "Today there is a large demand within businesses to communicate effectively and efficiently within the internal and extended enterprise, to manage and share knowledge and content, and also publish documents cost-effectively," said Brian Randall, general manager of Advanstar's Technology Community Group. "By tri-locating, we're creating a synergy that will become the must-attend event that delivers the complete front-end and back-end solutions that business and IT professionals are looking for." Exhibitors will find a complete mix of decision-makers at the Collaborate, AIIM Expo, and ON DEMAND events including Business Management, IS/IT/Networking Management, Sales & Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Channel Partners, as well as General Business Executives. They come from a range of industries including financial services, government/military, education, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, the print industry, and telecommunications. Attendees have said that they anticipate spending $100,000 or more in the coming year on products and services on display at the AIIM Expo, ON DEMAND and Collaborate. The synergy of the three events gives attendees a single place to shop and compare products and equip their enterprise for the future. For information on exhibiting at Collaborate, AIIM 2003, and ON DEMAND, contact 301/755-2672 or visit www.collaborateexpos.com.

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