Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia Corporation , announced that its trade show division has added three new international Internet World events to its roster. In 1997, Internet World will be produced in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, bringing the show's international presence to 11 countries, and making Internet World the dominant Internet trade show worldwide.
"Argentina, Chile and Colombia boast sophisticated, progressive marketplaces with emerging economies. Along with our partners, we look forward to showcasing the latest Internet information and technology," commented Meckler. "The global expansion of Mecklermedia's highly successful Internet World trade shows has been a carefully planned step of our corporate strategy, and we will continue to aggressively pursue alliances in every major market worldwide." Mecklermedia is co-producing Internet World Argentina with Inforexco, Argentina's largest and most experienced information technology show producer.
The event will take place April 8 to 11, 1997 at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Convention and Exposition Center. Internet World Chile will be held October 7 to 10, 1997, in cooperation with Feria De Santiago, producer of Softel, the region's top information technology event. The show will take place at the Fisa Cordillera, owned and operated by Feria De Santiago, a state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open its doors in December of this year.
Internet World Colombia will make its debut March 27 to 29, 1997 at the Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones de Bogota Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. The co-producer of the event is Technoreg/Showtime, a leading publishing company and event producer. Additionally, Mecklermedia and Technoreg/Showtime have an agreement to co-produce Internet conferences in Venezuela and Ecuador. In the United States Internet World is the oldest and largest show and conference in the industry. Held twice yearly, it is host to 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and a projected attendance of 50,000 Internet professionals from around the globe.
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