America’s Network Launches Innovative Year-Round Virtual VoIP Conference and Expo

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Innovative approach to "face-to-face" marketing for telecom marketers. Educational forum for telecom industry executives also offers marketers immediate and trackable ROI. - February speakers include industry leaders from Time Warner Cable, BellSouth, Verizon and IBM.

America’s Network, the leading management publication and Web site for service providers, will launch the industry’s first virtual VoIP conference and expo on February 17, 2005. Titled Virtual VoIP Expo and offering free registration, the February online event kicks off a year of educational forums, IP case studies, expert industry perspective and on demand interactive displays of preeminent industry suppliers. For more information visit:

The confirmed speakers for the February 17 event include:

  • Gerald Campbell, Senior Vice President, Voice Services, Time Warner Cable
  • Joan Kratz, Vice President of Marketing, BellSouth Business
  • Lorena McCalister, Director of Advanced Voice Services Product Management, Verizon
  • Pankaj Srivastava, Managing Consultant, IBM Business Consulting Services
  • Tristen Langley, Analyst, Draper Fisher Juvertson (Skype investor)
  • William Wilhelm, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP

“The VoIP Expo is a 100% solutions-oriented environment. It brings the industry’s most respected VoIP experts, analysts and educators in front of a highly-qualified audience of buyers who are hungry for VoIP solutions,” says group publisher Paul Semple. “The conference sessions and exhibits offer the best elements of a live tradeshow, and the virtual environment delivers immediate and long-term ROI for sponsors.”

America’s Network is working in conjunction with Larstan Business Reports to produce a VoIP supplement in USA Today. VoIP Expo sponsors will be included in a “best of show” section in the supplement, which reaches 2.2 million subscribers.

Virtual show sponsors receive year-round innovative brand and product exposure including fully interactive product demonstrations for the exhibitor and visitor set in a real-time environment. Sponsors and exhibitors also receive qualified leads and a version of their booth placed on a CD or Website which can be accessed on-demand.

America’s Network plans to feature additional virtual conferences 365/year-round. Each virtual event will begin with a one-hour keynote presentation followed by two solutions-driven, focused conference sessions designed to educate participants on a full spectrum of pressing industry issues.

Virtual VoIP Expo, produced by America’s Network, is an innovative online event focused on bringing buyers, sellers, manufacturers and resellers of IP Telephony services and equipment together to foster adoption of Internet Protocol based services and applications. For more information and to register for Virtual VoIP Expo, click here.

Published 18 times annually, America’s Network magazine provides independent, in-depth coverage for telecom executives focused on using infrastructure, applications and services to increase competitive advantage and profits. For more information visit

America's Network is produced and managed by Advanstar Communications Inc., a worldwide business information company serving specialized markets with high quality information resources and integrated marketing solutions. Advanstar has 92 business magazines and directories, 79 exhibitions and conferences, numerous Web sites, and a wide range of direct marketing, database and reference products and services. Advanstar serves targeted market sectors in such industries as art, automotive, beauty, collaboration/e-learning, CRM/call center, digital media, entertainment/marketing, fashion & apparel, healthcare, internet/e-business, manufacturing and processing, pharmaceutical, powersports, science, telecommunications and travel/hospitality. The Company has over 1,300 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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