Channel Education Seminar for Integrators, Resellers and Distributors Added to Fourth Annual RFID Journal Live Conference and Exhibition

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RFID Journal announced today that it will be adding a channel education seminar to its pre-conference programs at RFID Journal Live 2006 on May 1-3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The channel education seminar is designed for systems integrators, value added resellers and distributors who want to understand how to sell RFID products and services to end users. In addition, Dick Cantwell, Vice President and head of RFID for Proctor & Gamble plans to joins the esteemed line-up of keynote speakers at the conference.

RFID Journal announced today that it will be adding a channel education seminar to its pre-conference programs at RFID Journal Live 2006 on May 1-3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The channel education seminar is designed for systems integrators, value added resellers and distributors who want to understand how to sell RFID products and services to end users. The program will provide members of the sales channel community with vendor-neutral content, business tools, industry updates, and networking opportunities that will help grow their businesses.

“We added this channel education seminar because the auto-ID channel will play an important role in the adoption of RFID technologies and we want to support it,” said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal.

In addition to the channel education seminar, other pre-conference seminars include:

RFID University: Designed for those new to RFID, RFID University is an opportunity to gain a basic introduction to the fundamentals of RFID, including the physics behind RFID, the business benefits and applying the technology to the real world.

RFID Investor Forum: At this pre-conference seminar experts will provide an overview of the technology involved, the growth of the RFID industry, and metrics for evaluating possible investments.

RFID Academic Convocation: Hosted by the Auto-ID labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the RFID Academic Convocation will bring together leading RFID researchers’ labs, end user companies and RFID technology providers to address research issues surrounding the implementation of RFID. This event is part of a series of meetings that are being organized around the world to build collaboration across institutions, academic disciplines and geographic boundaries. Participation by qualified academic and industry researchers and governmental agency representatives is invited.

RFID Journal Live has also added a fourth keynote speaker to its esteemed group of featured speakers. Dick Cantwell, the vice-president of RFID for Proctor and Gamble, will be addressing participants along with other keynote speakers Kevin Humphries, senior vice president of information technology for Federal Express, Jim Noble, group vice president and CIO of Altria, and Carolyn Walton, vice president of information systems for WalMart.

Unisys is the event’s cornerstone sponsor. IBM is signature sponsor. Alien, Intel and Microsoft are premium sponsors. Tyco/ADT is a track sponsor. Platinum sponsors include Acsis, Avery Dennison, AWID, CSC, Diagraph, Infosys, Intermec, Oracle, Power ID, Reva Systems, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Symbol, ThingMagic, True Demand and Wavetrend. Gold plus sponsors include Blue Vector, EMS, Impinj, Kennedy Group, Markem, ODIN Technologies, Omni Trol Networks, Philips, Sure ID, Tagsys, T3Ci, UPM Raflatac, Verisign, Xterprise and Zebra.

To register for RFID Journal Live 2006 please visit http://www.rfidjournal.com/live2006/registration.php. RFID Journal Live 2006 will be held in Las Vegas May 1-3.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the only independent media company devoted solely to covering radio frequency identification and its many business applications. Its 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 and technologists looking to take advantage of a broad array of RFID technologies with timely news, strategic analysis, networking opportunities at events and in-depth education. http://www.rfidjournal.com .

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