Conference Hound Launches Dedicated Conference and Trade Show Search Engine

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Start-up B2B business focused on attendee search launches with 11,000 listings

Have you ever tried to find a professional conference or trade show by searching Google (GOOG) or Yahoo! (YHOO)?

Conference Hound, Inc., a privately-held start-up company based in San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX, launched a new web platform today that will fundamentally transform the conference search space. The new B2B web site allows users to search for conferences, trade shows, and professional continuing education by time of year, location, professional interest and, coming soon, by the leisure activities available at each conference.

"Have you ever tried to find a professional conference or trade show by searching Google (GOOG) or Yahoo! (YHOO)?" asked Bruce Carlisle, CEO and founder of Conference Hound. "It is impossible to compare dates and locations in any meaningful way. The Conference Hound platform revolutionizes the search for conferences by organizing searches the way attendees actually think about them in the real world."

"Imagine you are a web marketing professional and you want to find a conference in San Diego near a golf course, or perhaps you are an attorney seeking a continuing education seminar in Miami sometime in January or February. Conference Hound is the only site primarily dedicated to these kinds of results," said COO Bill Cowan in explaining the free service.

The Conference Hound platform is also designed to support marketing partnerships in the conference and trade exposition industry. Conference organizers and meeting planners will be able to list conferences with the system at no charge. The launch site contains more than 11,000 listings, a number that will grow every day. Paid, added-value search services and features--including products for public relations agencies, speakers, panelists, conference venues, and exhibitors--will be introduced on a rolling basis.

About Conference Hound, Inc.
Conference Hound, Inc. is a start-up company based in San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX. The company's principal officers and owners are CEO & Founder Bruce Carlisle, a digital marketing pioneer and consultant who previously launched SF Interactive and Digital Axle; COO William Cowan, President of SMM Capital Partners and an experienced operating executive; and CTO Steven Rogers, with experience building large-scale processing and analysis systems and patents pending in the defense and Homeland Security industries. The U.S. Conference and Trade show industry exceeded $100 billion in 2008. The new conference search company may be followed on Twitter "@conferencehound" and on Facebook by searching the term "conferencehound".

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