EPCglobal North America and RFID Journal To Launch EPC Conference & Exhibition October 2-4 In Chicago at the Stevens Convention Center

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The leading authority on EPC/RFID standards partners with the leading RFID media and events company to provide year-round education to the North American market.

EPCglobal North America, the leading authority on EPC/RFID standards, and RFID Journal, the leading RFID media and events company, today announced a multi-year partnership under which the two organizations will hold an annual fall EPC conference and exhibition for the North American market, EPC Connection. The first event will be held October 2 - 4, 2007 at the Stevens Convention Center in Chicago. EPCglobal North America will also provide special pre-conference seminars at each spring RFID Journal LIVE! event, beginning with the fifth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference & exhibition to be held April 30 - May 2, 2007 in Orlando at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

"This partnership between EPCglobal North America and RFID Journal helps us to serve end users, potential end users and providers of EPC technologies in North America throughout the year in a way neither organization could do alone," said Mike Meranda, president of EPCglobal North America. "EPCglobal North America brings a deep understanding of Electronic Product Code (EPC) standards and the work being done to implement them. RFID Journal brings a broad audience and the ability to provide top-notch education through face-to-face events."

"We're thrilled to be working with EPCglobal North America," says Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "This partnership assists us in educating companies about the many potential benefits of using EPC technology in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and other operations."

The October 2 - 4 EPC Connection event will feature end users presenting candid case studies about using RFID technologies in various applications, the challenges that they overcame and the benefits they are achieving. The event will feature an exhibition of EPC technologies by the leading EPC vendors.

For sponsorship information, please contact John DelMauro, VP of Sales, at jdelmauro(at)rfidjournal.com

About EPCglobal North America

EPCglobal North America™ serves subscribers in the United States and Canada to help foster the adoption of the EPCglobal Network® and related technology. The EPCglobal Network combines Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, existing communications network infrastructure, and the Electronic Product Code™ (a number for uniquely identifying an item) to enable accurate, cost-efficient visibility of information in the supply chain. The end result helps organizations be more efficient, flexible, and responsive to customer needs. To learn more, please visit http://www.EPCglobalNA.org

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide--in print, online and at face-to-face events. http://www.rfidjournal.com

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