February 14, 2007
O'Reilly Media and CMP Technology Launch Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo
Internet Event Pioneers Launch First Tradeshow and Conference to
Address Web 2.0 Community in Japan
SAN FRANCISCO -- O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP
Technology, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and newly created
Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, today jointly announced the launch of a new
conference and tradeshow that will bring together top leaders and
technologists who are building, leveraging and driving the Japanese web
economy. Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo, scheduled for November 15-16, 2007, will be
held at Izumi Garden Tower in Roppongi, Tokyo.
Web 2.0 Expo is designed to be the major annual Japanese gathering of the
technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building
the next generation web. The event will have three major components: an
educational conference, including both traditional seminar formats and
elements of peer-to-peer learning; a major tradeshow featuring the sellers
of tools, technologies, services, and infrastructure; and networking
events targeted at internet entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and
business development executives. Key industry visionaries including Tim
O'Reilly, Joichi Ito, and John Battelle are on the advisory board of this
event. Additional information on Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo content, registration
information, and promotional opportunities is available at www.cmptech.jp/web2expo/eng.
"Web 2.0 is a global phenomenon. Network effects don't have national
boundaries. But the collective intelligence harvested by the most
interesting and innovative Web 2.0 applications often has a local flavor,"
said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "We're excited to
bring together the rapidly growing Web 2.0 business and developer
communities in Japan for this new conference."
Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo joins the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo
San Francisco, which bring together the most innovative and successful
internet industry figures and companies. These industry pioneers will
provide attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms,
and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to
the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and
"Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo will help Japanese business from all industry sectors
put the principles of Web 2.0 to work for them," said Hiroyuki Sugano,
President, CMP Technology Japan. "We look forward to leveraging the
successes of the Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco to build
the event that will define the Japanese web economy and address the
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