Top Speakers Announced for RFID Journal LIVE! Europe Executive Conference: Tesco’s John Clarke; Auto-ID Lab’s Elgar Fleisch; Ahold’s Erwin Veer; and Metro’s Gerd Wolfram

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RFID Journal unveiled today an unparalleled lineup of top speakers for RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, its European executive conference being held 10 to 12 October 2005 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The conference will feature executive presentations from John Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Tesco Stores Ltd.; Elgar Fleisch, Research Director, Auto-ID Lab at the University of St. Gallen; Erwin Veer, Global RFID Coordinator, Ahold; and Dr. Gerd Wolfram, Managing Director, MGI Metro Group Information Technology GmbH. The event will be led by global RFID expert Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal, and Jonathan Collins, RFID Journal's Europe Editor.

RFID Journal unveiled today an unparalleled lineup of top speakers for RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, its European executive conference being held 10 to 12 October 2005 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The conference will feature executive presentations from John Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Tesco Stores Ltd.; Elgar Fleisch, Research Director, Auto-ID Lab at the University of St. Gallen; Erwin Veer, Global RFID Coordinator, Ahold; and Dr. Gerd Wolfram, Managing Director, MGI Metro Group Information Technology GmbH. The event will be led by global RFID expert Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal, and Jonathan Collins, RFID Journal's Europe Editor.

“Whether organisations are just becoming familiar with RFID or are well on their way to implementation, the experts assembled by RFID Journal editors will help business leaders understand RFID,” said Roberti. “The conference will focus on the business benefits and challenges of deploying RFID technologies. Attendees will be able to network with other senior executives, as well as see the latest technology from the leading RFID vendors.”

RFID Journal events focus on the needs and concerns of executive end users. It is that focus that attracted more than 1,600 people to RFID Journal LIVE! 2005 in the United States, held in April of this year.

In addition to Clarke, Fleisch, Veer and Wolfram, RFID Journal LIVE! Europe will feature other experts and leading early adopters, including:

• Henri Barthel, Technical Director EPCglobal, GS1 (formerly EAN International)

• John Davison, Vice President and Research Director, Gartner G2

• Dr. J. Rod Franklin, Vice President, Product Development, Kuehne+Nagel Management

• John A Hawkins, Director of Technology, pH Europe Ltd

• Jens Heitmann, Senior Manager, System/Equipment Standardization Process & Methods, Airbus

• Dirk Heyman, Director Auto-ID Europe, Gillette Group International

• Jan Hilder, CEO, Sandtracker

• Hans-Erik Nilsson, Professor of Information Technology and Media, Mittuniversitetet Sweden

• Timo Nurminen, Founder and Consulting Director, Stockway

• Mike O'Shea, Director-Corporate Auto-ID/RFID Strategies and Technologies, Kimberly-Clark

• Christoph Pelich, Administrator, Dedicated Computer Systems, Manufacturing and Logistics, Volkswagen

• Thorsten Staake, Project Manager, Anti-Counterfeiting Special Interest Group, Auto-ID Lab St.Gallen/Zurich

• James Stafford, Technical Executive Innovation Programme, Marks & Spencer

• David Weatherby, EPCglobal European Adoption Programme Manager, GS1

Attendees who register before 30 June will receive a 25 percent discount on the registration fee. To learn more or to register for the event, please visit http://www.rfidjournallive.com/europe.

For sponsorship information, contact Nancy Puglisi, VP of Sales, at nancy@rfidjournal.com. Co-produced by Modern Media Partners, available online at http://www.modernmediapartners.com.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the only independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. Our mission is to be the ultimate resource for businesspeople who need to understand how RFID can help their companies boost supply chain efficiencies, reduce inventories, limit theft, improve product availability and add convenience for consumers. RFID Journal serves the needs of businesspeople looking to take advantage of RFID technologies with timely news, strategic analysis, networking opportunities at events and in-depth education. http://www.rfidjournal.com

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