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September 12, 2008

TechWeb and O'Reilly Media Announce Second Annual Web 2.0 Expo Europe

Leading Web 2.0 keynotes from Europe and the US will meet in Berlin to share key insights on the progress and state of Web 2.0

San Francisco—September 12, 2008, TechWeb and O'Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and the global Web 2.0 Expo event series, today announced the second annual Web 2.0 Expo Europe, a conference for Web 2.0 leaders and technologists who are building, leveraging, and driving the European Web economy. Web 2.0 Expo Europe, scheduled for October 21-23, 2008, will be held at a new venue, the Berliner Congress Center in Berlin, Germany.

Web 2.0 Expo is a major gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals, from all across Europe and the US. This year's event will provide a mix of inspirational, theoretical and practical sessions with keynotes from major European and US entrepreneurs and CEOs. Sample themes that will be discussed at this year's conference include Financing your Start-up, Mobile 2.0, Cloud Computing, and Social Network Advertising. Conference organizers have redesigned Web 2.0 Expo Europe to address the dynamic culture of Web 2.0 and lessons learned from the 2007 event.

The Keynote lineup includes thought leaders from across Europe, including Ben Hammersley, a British journalist, broadcaster, photographer, and technologist, John Lilly, CEO, Mozilla and Yossi Vardi, Isreali tech entrepreneur.

"We have merely scratched the surface of the potential that lies within the Web 2.0 ecosystem," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "Web 2.0 has incredible potential for not only our personal and professional use but within the political and social domain."

Several new additions to the Web 2.0 Expo Europe program include key networking events, which will allow attendees to develop personalized discussion groups among fellow attendees. Ideas, techniques and business models presented at the conference are designed to be applied by all delegates—whether corporate, start-up, or independent—across different markets and situations.

Web 2.0 Expo Europe is one of five key Web 2.0 conferences organized by O'Reilly and TechWeb, which include Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. The Web 2.0 series has been bringing together the most innovative and successful internet industry figures and companies since 2004. The list of premier sponsors of Web Expo Europe this year will grow as the event nears but currently includes Platinum sponsors eBay, Mobile.de, Nokia and Silver sponsors AOL Developer Network, Atlassian, Jive, Telligent, Zanox, and Zoho.

More information can be found at: www.web2expo.com.

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About TechWeb
TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3* million business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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