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GPS World Conference & Expo Launch to Co-Locate with Sensors Expo

October 13, 2006

The event will include a two-day conference program that examines the latest innovations in GPS technology and applications designed specifically for business-to-business users, buyers, OEMs, and distributors of GPS-related hardware, software, and systems.


NEWTON, MA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Questex Media Group LLC. announced the launch of GPS World Conference & Expo, a new event focused on the business and technology of global positioning, navigation, and timing. The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, June 11–13, 2007.

The event will be produced in conjunction with GPS World magazine, the premier global media brand that addresses global positioning system (GPS)-related technologies from design to application, aiding key vertical industry and government decision-makers in the specification, purchasing, and integration of global positioning technologies to achieve business and organizational benefits.

GPS World Conference & Expo will offer a two-day conference program that examines the latest innovations in GPS designed specifically for business-to-business users, buyers, OEMs, and distributors of GPS-related hardware, software, and systems. The program will focus on technological advances and application case studies, as well as business challenges and commercial opportunities.

The event's conference program will cover applications of GPS technologies in a wide range of vertical industries, including LBS (location-based services), transportation and logistics, avionics, military and government, construction, utilities and communications, and consumer products. The multi-track program will examine how some of the world's leading users of GPS technologies are successfully implementing GPS for financial, competitive, and productivity advantages.

GPS World Conference & Expo will be co-located with Sensors Expo & Conference, the leading sensors event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For more than 20 years, the Sensors Expo & Conference has been one of the world's largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems.

"GPS World Conference & Expo will identify cutting-edge trends, explore them in an information-packed conference program, and reflect those trends on the show floor," said Christina Condos, group director, Technology Events, Questex Media Group. "We believe that GPS World Conference & Expo will become the industry event that GPS buyers will rely on to learn about the latest developments and to find vendors willing to collaborate on solutions."

According to Lester Craft, editorial director, Questex Technology Group's GPS World, "The GPS market is experiencing rapid growth as a result of expanding commercial applications and a flood of products geared to consumers. GPS buyers and users are seeking product and technology information, as well as examples of successful implementations, and this new business-to-business event will provide both."

For additional information on GPS World Conference & Expo, click here. For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Debra Brown at 617-219-8368 or dbrown@questex.com.

About GPS World Conference & Expo
GPS World Conference & Expo is a new event focused on the business and technology of global positioning, navigation, and timing. The event offers a two-day conference program that examines the latest innovations in GPS, GNSS, and LBS technologies across a broad range of industries and applications. GPS World Conference & Expo is a joint venture from Questex Media Group and GPS World magazine.

GPS World
Established in 1990, GPS World is the premier global media brand that addresses GPS and GNSS technologies from design to application, aiding key industry and government decision-makers in the highly technical specification, purchasing, and integration of global positioning technologies. GPS World delivers the most comprehensive and latest GPS-related news to high-level corporate managers, project and engineering managers, product designers, researchers, and system developers. Representing a market of $5.8 billion, subscribers have come to rely on GPS World when making purchasing decisions.

About Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors Expo & Conference is the leading sensor event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology, including physical sensors, sensor networks, biosensors, MEMS/nanotechnology, instrumentation and controls, intelligent systems, machine-to-machine communication, wireless sensing, and IT technology. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program, and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, application presentations, technology focused tours, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services.

About Questex Media Group LLC.
GPS World Conference & Expo and Sensors Expo & Conference are produced by Questex Media Group LLC., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries, including technology, beauty, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial, and specialty services through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, and integrated marketing services. The company's properties include 23 trade publications, 50 Web sites, and 25 conferences and tradeshows. Questex has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.


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