Online Trade Shows: Don’t Fly, Click

ZD Net has launched a series of online trade shows which you might be interested in attending. Unlike traditional trade shows, you don’t have to go anywhere but to your computer screen to participate in these trade shows.
More than 4,000 businesses attended ZD Net’s last trade show about Security Solutions.
I recently listened to a webinar by RIM and found it very informative.
The Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow featured keynote presentations, customer meetings and vendor product demonstrations from leading enterprise technology companies including Avaya, Computer Associates, IronPort, Proofpoint, Symantec and Trend Micro. The presenting sponsoring companies had numerous contacts with attendees in a real-time setting, showcasing their products and solutions through Ziff Davis’ unique virtual tradeshow booths. Attendees were also able to interact with one another through an innovative community building tool that will be the staple of Ziff Davis virtual tradeshows going forward.
More than 20 prominent IT security experts also presented research and provided insight during the two-day event including: Art Coviello, CEO and President, RSA Security; Scott Cummings, President, Excalibur Technologies; Mark Scott, President and CEO, N-Able; Captain Joseph Concannon, President, NY Metro InfraGard; and Jim Stickley, CTO, TraceSecurity and many others.
The next Virtual Tradeshow is titled a “World Without Wires” and will be held on November 16, 2005 and focus on the most pressing issues facing mobile and wireless computing. David Cohen, Chairman, Wi-Fi Alliance Security Task Group and Senior Product Marketing Manager at Broadcom, is scheduled to give the opening Keynote address. For more information, visit the website at