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Web Services Edge 2002 East -- International Conference & Expo, The Largest Web Services, Java, XML And .NET Event In The World,

Expo Floor Doubles From Last Year; Conference Attendance Hits New Record High

NEW YORK, NY -- Jun 24, 2002 -- SYS-CON Events, Inc. (www.sys-con.com) opened Web Services Edge 2002 East --International Web Services Conference & Expo today to a packed house of delegates attending the pre-conference program. This year, Web Services Edge East is co-located with JDJEdge 2002 East -- International Java Developer Conference & Expo and XMLEdge 2002 East -- International XML Conference & Expo. The four-day i-technology event will take place through Thursday, June 27, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Expo floor activities, Conference keynotes, and the Conference special events will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25. Attendance throughout the course of the week is estimated to exceed 5,000 delegates (www.sys-con.com/webservicesedge2002east).

Now in its second year, Web Services Edge 2002 -- International Web Services Conference & Expo has established itself as the world's largest international Web services event. To accommodate the tremendous growth in participation, this year's event has moved to New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, more than doubling last year's Expo hall space from 14,000 square feet to over 36,000 square feet.

"For the second successive year, we are proud to bring the largest Web Services Conference & Expo to New York City," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Media and SYS-CON Events, Inc. "SYS-CON is committed to offering a world class conference program and education opportunity to the i-technology professionals attending this event. Web Services Edge 2002 East will also offer the largest dedicated Expo floor to the delegates and the Web Services industry."

"This year we are bringing a larger Expo hall than all other Web services events combined," said Grisha Davida, vice president of business development of SYS-CON Media. "Web Services Edge 2002 East Expo hall will remain open Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. and on Thursday 11 a.m. through 4 p.m."

"We are very pleased to bring the most notable keynote speakers and the faculty," said Cathy Walters, vice president of SYS-CON Events. "Web Services Edge 2002 East -- International Web Services Conference & Expo will present an all-star lineup of distinguished faculty members, and will be one of the most significant i-technology conferences of recent years."

Updates and detailed information on the conference faculty members can be located at: www.sys-con.com/webservicesedge2002east/faculty.cfm.

This Year's Special Focus: Financial Industries

Hear Chris Berry, senior principal engineer, E*Trade Financial, and James Strachen, senior scientist, SpiritSoft, discuss "Building Scalable Web Applications & Web Services Using the Jcache JMS and XML"; Richard Napoli from State Street Bank present "Hooking It All Together - Application Integration Case Study"; and John Schlesinger, SysCore Solutions on "Application Integration - Building a Flexible Web Services Architecture." The complete schedule can be obtained from the conference Web site (www.sys-con.com).

Java Education: Sun's Java University Certification Track

Sun Educational Services complements this year's program with three Fast Path Certification sessions on Monday, June 24, followed by the Java University Program on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 25-27).

These two programs offer intense, full-day training courses which offer code-level training in sessions designed by industry luminaries, recognized experts, and best-selling authors. Sessions cover Web services, XML, and certification preparation. Whether you're a beginning or a veteran developer, you'll benefit from these value-packed full-day courses. Detailed information is also available at www.sun.com/javauniversity or www.sys-con.com/JDJEdge2002East.

Web Services Edge 2002 East Special Events

Web Services Edge 2002 East Special Events include Who Is the Weakest Geek? Battle It Out - i-Technology Trivia Contest with a cash prize of $10,000; LIVE Web Services Edge Shoot-Out with legendary Richard Hale Shaw, which will present one of the most exciting events of the Conference. Watch developer teams compete for the championship. When the dust settles, there will be only one left standing; special product demos and presentations by leading Web Services companies; and Web Services Journal First Annual Readers' Choice Awards presentation.

www.sys-con.com/webservicesedge2002east/specevents.cfm

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.:

SYS-CON Events, Inc. is the world's leading producer of i-technology developer conferences and expositions. SYS-CON Events' upcoming developer conference calendar includes: Web Services Edge 2002 East -- International Web Services Conference & Expo, co-located with JDJEdge 2002 East -- International Java Developer Conference & Expo and XMLEdge 2002 East -- International XML Conference & Expo, to take place June 24--27 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City; and Web Services Edge 2002 West -- International Web Services Conference & Expo, colocated with JDJEdge 2002 West -- International Java Developer Conference & Expo, XMLEdge 2002 West -- International XML Conference & Expo, and Wireless Edge 2002 -- International Wireless Business & Technology Conference & Expo, to take place October 1-3 at San Jose Convention Center in California.

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, twice named the fastest growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc 500, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets. SYS-CON publications include: Wireless Business & Technology (www.WBT2.com), Java Developer's Journal (www.JavaDevelopersJournal.com), XML-Journal (www.XML-Journal.com), Web Services Journal (www.WSJ2.com), ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.ColdFusionJournal.com), PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.PowerBuilderJournal.com), WebSphere Developer's Journal (www.WebSphereDevelopersJournal.com), BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal (www.WeblogicDevelopersJournal.com), .NET Programmer's Journal (www.DotNETProgrammersJournal.com)

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over half a million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, books, conferences, and the SYS-CON interactive portal with its 87 Web sites at www.sys-con.com.

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.

SYS-CON Events, Inc., is the world's leading producer of i-technology developer conferences and expositions. SYS-CON Events' upcoming developer conference calendar includes: Web Services Edge 2002 East - International Web Services Conference & Expo, colocated with JDJEdge 2002 East - International Java Developer Conference & Expo and XMLEdge 2002 East - International XML Conference & Expo, to take place June 24-27 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City; and Web Services Edge 2002 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo, colocated with JDJEdge 2002 West - International Java Developer Conference & Expo, XMLEdge 2002 West - International XML Conference & Expo, and Wireless Edge 2002 - International Wireless Business & Technology Conference & Expo, to take place October 1-3 at San Jose Convention Center in California.

SYS-CON's i-technology education series includes a total of 16 cities around the world. The Web Services Edge World Tour tutorial will be presented next, on Thursday, June 27 in New York.

Java and Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SYS-CON is independent of Sun Microsystems, Inc. XMLEdge2001 International XML Conference & Expo is not related to XMLEdge by MobileQ, a platform for a complete wireless Internet infrastructure. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


Contact: Grisha Davida
Company: SYS-CON Media
Voice: 201 802-3004
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Cathy Walters
Company: SYS-CON Media
Voice: 201 802-3066
Email: [email protected]

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