Online Trade Show eComXpo Announces Lee Rainie as Keynote Speaker

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The first-ever online trade show designed for the affiliate marketing industry will feature the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 11, 2005 – eComXpo, the first online trade show for the affiliate marketing industry, today announced that Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, will be this year’s inaugural keynote speaker. Mr. Rainie will be presenting an overview of the Project’s groundbreaking research, including papers on the State of the Internet and the Search Marketplace. Press passes are available for the speech which takes place Friday, February 18, 2005 at noon Central time.

Mr. Rainie remarked, “This is a good opportunity for me, on behalf of the Pew Internet Project, to present and discuss our research with those in industry who may find our work directly useful.”

Just as his audience will participate online for the virtual event, Mr. Rainie’s presentation will also occur online, made possible by eComXpo’s XpoCast technology as he participates from the comfort of his office in Washington, D.C. His worldwide audience will be able to interact with him at the end of his presentation in a live question and answer session, without the costs or hassles associated with travel to and from trade shows and events.

“We’re honored to have Lee Rainie as our first keynote speaker,” noted Robert Grosshandler, Program Chair for eComXpo. “Pew is publishing research that is so applicable to the attendees at eComXpo. The groundbreaking information they produce dovetails so nicely with the exciting new opportunities eComXpo represents for the affiliate marketing industry.”

eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade event and conference for the affiliate marketing industry. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and small businesses earn some or all of their revenue representing major Web retailers as affiliate marketers. The nature of their businesses makes it difficult to attend traditional, physical world trade events. By being completely online, eComXpo makes it possible for these entrepreneurs to attend from the comfort of their homes and offices. All it takes is a PC connected to the Internet. More than 1,000 online attendees are already registered to experience over 100 presenters and exhibitors at eComXpo.

About The Pew Internet and American Life Project

The Pew Internet and American Life Project is a non-partisan initiative of the Pew Research Center that examines the social impact of the internet and takes no position on policy issues. For more information, visit

About eComXpo

eComXpo is the first virtual trade event and conference for the affiliate marketing industry. Its inaugural show is February 17 – 19, 2005. Registration and information are available at Over 100 presentations and exhibitors with more than 1000 attendees make this the largest event ever for the affiliate marketing industry.


Mary Beth Hughes



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