IIA Internet Congress 2005, Dublin, Ireland, Announced Sept. 19, 2005

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The Irish Internet Association (IIA) the industry body representing over 400 eBusiness involved companies in Ireland has announced details of its forthcoming Internet Congress to be held on the Sept. 19, 2005.

The Irish Internet Association (IIA) the industry body representing over 400 eBusiness involved companies in Ireland has announced details of its forthcoming Internet Congress to be held on the Sept. 19, 2005.

This one day Congress entitled 'Back to the Future' will play host to twelve international and national experts. Michael Holland - MSN, David Jesse - Managing Director, eBay Ireland and Denis Sheehan - CEO, CheetahMail head up the congress as keynote speakers.

Topics include: Search Technologies, Email Communications, Commercial Blogging, Global Tech Brand Values, eGovernment Developments, Tech Evolution of eBay, VOIP and Web Analytics. The event will also feature four workshops including: Search Engine Strategies, Email Communications Value and Trends in Online Payments, and an industry led workshop of developments in International Internet domain policies and usage.

Commenting on the launch of this event, IIA CEO Irene Gahan said, "This anchor event for the IIA attracts a large international audience not in the least due to the fact that Ireland in recent years has secured some of the largest players in the global technology sector. Each year the Internet Congress held in Dublin (now in it's eigth year) has created a platform for leading players within the sector. Over three hundred industry professionals attend this essential industry event. Last year the event made headlines in the worldwide tech sector with our keynote address 'The Internet is Dead'. The IIA looks forward to welcoming both national and international delegates to Dublin on the 19th of September 2005".

Sponsors for this event:

This event is being kindly sponsored by headline sponsors Realex Payments (http://www.realex.ie) and Brightwater Recruitment (http://www.brightwater.ie) Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.ie) and IEDR

(http://www.iedr.ie)

Keynote Speakers:

9:30am - 10:00am    

Speaker: Michael Holland, MSN

Title: We are half way through the Digital Decade. What’s next?

Summary: In 2000 Bill Gates nominated the next 10 years as the Digital Decade where the rate of innovation would grow. What are the emerging trends?

10:00am - 10:30am

Speaker: David Jesse, Managing Director, eBay Ireland

Title: 10 years of eBay: the Worldwide Marketplace Globally and in Ireland

Summary:"Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, eBay, The World's Online Market place (tm), was founded in September 1995 by Internet enthusiast, Pierre Omidyar who believed people needed somewhere to buy and sell on a level playing field and to meet users with similar interests.

10:30am - 11:00am

Speaker: Denis Sheehan, CEO, CheetahMail

Title: Why Ireland, Why Now? Email Marketing Evolution

Summary: The use of email marketing is increasing at a rapid speed and what is now possible through the medium is worlds apart from what was being executed even twelve months ago. Denis examines the evolution and future of marketing through email and explores why getting the balance right between media time and media spend is so important.

Full details of the event can be found at: http://www.iia.ie/events.asp?eventid=65

Contact:

Irene Gahan, CEO

E-mail: mailto:irene@iia.ie

Fergus Egan, IIA Projects

E-mail: mailto:fergus@iia.ie

Irish Internet Association

Digital Hub

10-13 Thomas Street

Dublin 8

T: 01 4535707

W: http://www.iia.ie
E: mailto:info@iia.ie

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