eComXpo™ Announces Plans for Bigger and Better Virtual Tradeshow for Ecommerce Marketers October 6-8, 2005

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Exhibitors, presenters and attendees in the dynamic world of ecommerce marketing will share fun, education, networking and new business opportunities, all from the comfort of their own home or office.

After a successful debut this past February, eComXpo - the virtual tradeshow for eCommerce Marketers returns for an even bigger and better event, October 6-8, 2005. eComXpo will expand its scope to include tracks for search engine and interactive marketers, as well as affiliate marketers and others interested in eCommerce marketing.

Gone are the days of swollen, sore feet, expensive “impressive wardrobes,” outrageous travel expenses and time away from the home or office. eComXpo is a completely online event, affording participants the luxury of visiting hundreds of exhibitor booths, attending educational and informative presentations at their convenience, while networking and exchanging contact information with thousands of attendees, exhibitors, presenters, vendors, and potential new business leads, all with the click of a mouse.

“eComXpo's mission is to bring together all the players in the performance marketing industry in a new and uniquely effective way,” said John Grosshandler, eComXpo’s Event Director. “We were delighted to have over 1,600 attendees, 92 exhibitors and 75 top-industry presenters at our premiere event and expect to more than double in size for the next show. 90 of the 92 exhibitors have expressed interest in returning. And I’m thrilled to announce that all of our platinum sponsors, Commission Junction, LinkShare™, Performics®, and Revenue Magazine, as well as our newswire sponsor, PR Web™, have agreed to return for the October show.”

Manuel Ramirez of freecallstousa.com in Mexico adds “As a long time affiliate outside the U.S., eComXpo was a great way to connect with merchants, both in the U.S. and around the World. I learned more about affiliate marketing and did more networking at this three day virtual tradeshow, than I have in the past six months reading articles and attending functions. The presentations were the best and easy to follow and the exhibitors’ booths were well worth visiting. eComXpo has definitely helped me make more money on the Internet.”

Exhibitors at the last show consisted of networks, merchants and vendors, including Overstock.com®, Lands’ End, Travelocity®, Home Depot®, 1-800-FLOWERS, Dell™, Commission Junction, LinkShare™, Performics®, ArriveNet™, eBay®, cpaoffers.com and many more. They reported a total of over 90,000 visits to their booths and close to 8,000 electronic business cards exchanged.

Exhibitor John A. Manning, from the search engine company, Genieknows.com, commented, “We were pleased and surprised by the positive outcome of the eComXpo event. Everyone we spoke with at our booth agreed that this was a very effective way to reach the people we needed to reach with minimal expense compared to the cost of going to brick and mortar shows. Not only was preparing for the tradeshow easy, without the hassle of physically shipping and putting the booth together, staffing the booth was a breeze. For less than the cost of sending one person to a traditional tradeshow, we were able to fully staff the booth, network with attendees and other exhibitors, generate leads and still get work done back at the office.”

“In response to our participants’ input,” adds Grosshandler, “we have added more sessions, more speakers, more prizes and more networking opportunities, as well as panel discussions and additional opportunities to generate more business for search engine professionals, affiliates, merchants, publishers, bloggers and others in the interactive marketing community.”

February’s eComXpo boasted an impressive array of top industry speakers and educational sessions whose presentations were viewed over 11,000 times by the conclusion of the conference. Speakers included Shawn Collins of AffiliateTip.com, Declan Dunn of Dunn Direct Group, Daniel E. Hess of comScore Networks®, Inc., Doc Searls of IT Garage, and George Garrick of wine.com® and many more. Keynote was Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Exhibitor booths start at just $495. Attendee passes are available for as low as $19.95. Additionally, eComXpo offers excellent Sponsorship packages. Interested presenters can visit http://www.ecomxpo.com/speakers for call for presentation information.

For additional eComXpo information, contact John Grosshandler at 847-295-6100 x39 or visit http://www.ecomxpo.com.

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