Digital Media Convergence is Focus of TRENdS '05 Summit, Forum and Showcase

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With nearly everyone in the media and communications business jumping into one facet or another of the digital media revolution, the need for dialogue among executives dealing with digital media strategies, solutions and convergence issues has become imperative. Executives representing many major companies and aspiring enterprises in television, movies, the Internet and wireless communications will be converging at the Four Seasons, Las Vegas, Monday and Tuesday, September 12 -13, to attend the second annual TRENdS '05 -- billed as a “world-class confluence” of digital content ownership and delivery executives seeking partnerships and monetized deployments. Learn more about TRENdS '05 panels, sessions and showcase at

Executives from Comcast, Disney, Google, Motorola, News Corporation, IBM, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Verizon and many other leading companies from across digital trend lines are set to attend TRENdS '05, the leading digital media and broadband executive conference and showcase to be held September 12 - 13 at the Four Seasons, Las Vegas.

The three-part TRENdS '05 event features the Digital Media Summit for senior level executives exploring strategies and synergies, the Digital Management Forum for management executives looking for solutions and deployments and the Digital Trends Showcase, a kiosk-based demonstration pavilion.

TRENdS '05 will examine the business issues faced today by executives responsible for digital music and sports, digital television, streaming media, on-demand entertainment, digital software and devices, digital rights, video/audio/data bundling, and a variety of interactive media and advertising, as well as the task of making sure the technology works in harmony across a variety of platforms. Attendees will find absorbing and relevant sessions relating to technology, law, finance and business development, including revenue models, benchmarks, merger and acquisition options, peer-to-peer comparisons and profit-maximization.

The event is composed of three parts carefully designed for the specific needs of strategic as well as solutions-driven programming, content development, broadcast, cable, satellite, Internet and wireless communications executives:

1. Digital Media Summit (2-days of strategic panels)

Theme: Emerging Opportunities for Content Convergence and Digital Partnerships

Kagan's Digital Media Summit assembles top executives and experts from various sectors of digital media to address key topics shaping today's digital media marketplace. Content providers and distribution executives share their vision for the future of digital media. Technologists reveal what's possible and when and financiers discuss the business models and players worth betting on for digital media profitability. Kagan's seasoned analyst team will lead substantive discussions, assessments of the economics, business intelligence, and regulatory and technical challenges.

Audience: Senior level executives exploring strategies and synergies. The Digital Media Summit is the ideal venue for content owners, service operators, media attorneys, regulators, technologists, financial analysts, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to interact and build the relationships crucial to long-term success in this dynamic and volatile arena.

2. Digital Management Forum (solution sessions held Sept. 12)

Theme: Solutions And Deployments From Broadband Content to Digital Delivery

Kagan's Digital Management Forum is a 1-day immersion experience that brings together executives seeking solutions and deployment information, as well as partners in the digital supply chain. Highly regarded experts in each part of the digital arena will moderate panels, Q&A sessions and interviews. The Forum will feature hot topics of immediate concern to decision-making managers dealing with the challenge of a digital-based business area, including digital watermarking, digital copyrights, as well as sessions on content, subscriber management, advertising, digital infrastructure, software and devices.

Audience: Management executives seeking solutions and deployments. The Digital Management Forum is the ideal venue for executives concerned with digital solutions and deployments working for or with companies that are content owners, service operators, technologists and facilitators. It is also designed to inform and provide contacts for content producers, carriers, developers, technologists, service and solution providers and investors.

3. Digital Trends Showcase (2-days of kiosks and exhibits)

Featuring companies with the latest digital products and services addressing:

Content - Games, Music, Movies, Sports, News, Ringtones, etc.

Software - Security, Operability, Compression, etc.

Infrastructure - Bandwidth, On-Demand, ITV, IP, Cell phones, etc.

Devices - HDTV, DVRs, handheld devices, home networking, media centers.

Learn more about TRENdS '05 topics and sessions at

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For media relations issues and press passes please ask for:

Harvey Kraft

Director of Marketing


Meredith Dowdall

Events Coordinator

Event Location:

Four Seasons Hotel

3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Registration information:

To register please call


Full 2-day TRENdS

Package includes:

• Kagan Digital Summit

• Digital Management Forum

• Digital Trends Showcase

Smart Planner rate: $1,295

Expires July 29, 2005

(Regular rate: $1,595)

1-day TRENdS Solutions

(Monday Only) Package includes:

• Digital Management Forum

• Digital Trends Showcase

Smart Planner rate: $345

Expires July 29, 2005

(Regular rate: $495)

TRENdS '05 is produced by Kagan Events, a service of Kagan Research, LLC.

About Kagan Research, LLC.

For over thirty-five years media and communications operators, content programmers and developers and investment advisors have relied on Kagan Research for expert intelligence, independent analysis and leadership in media business research from tech to finance. Kagan's consulting and publishing services offer exclusive financial data and analysis, relevant market advisories and accurate 5- to 10-year projections for cable, satellite, wireless, Internet, home video, movie and other entertainment sectors, as well as insightful perspectives on emerging media technologies, digital communications and advertising.

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