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BOOK EXPO America May31 - June 4, 2000


Renowned E-commerce Entrepreneur to Address

Attendees on Future of Internet Retailing

Speech Highlights BEA’s Expanded Education Program


Roger Bilheimer, Roger Bilheimer Associates, 908/233-4107


Tina Jordan, BookExpo America


Tina Jordan is the Public Relations Manager BookExpo America

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Renowned E-commerce Entrepreneur to Address

Attendees on Future of Internet Retailing

Speech Highlights BEA’s Expanded Education Program

March 15, 2000, Norwalk, CT: BookExpo America (BEA), North America’s leading book industry trade convention has today announced that Jeff Bezos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet retailing giant Amazon.com, has agreed to speak at this year’s convention. Mr. Bezos, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in ‘99, is widely recognized as one of the digital age’s greatest visionaries who has changed the face of retailing by his innovative use of the Internet as a "point and click" place to shop. Mr. Bezos’ speech caps a day of expanded education seminars at BEA. He will speak at 4:00pm in the Grand Ballroom on Thursday, June 1 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Dates for this year’s BEA are June 2 - June 4, 2000.

"Jeff Bezos has transformed the face of retailing, not just in the book industry but throughout our economy," notes Courtney Muller, Show Manager and Industry Vice President for BEA. "He is widely recognized as a visionary whose actions have changed the way the world does business. One of our themes this year is technology and I can’t think of anyone who represents the impact of technology on the book industry more than Jeff Bezos. We are very pleased that he is taking time to address our convention attendees."

Mr. Bezos will discuss how he developed Internet retailing by using books as his model, and he will talk about his many views of retailing, marketing, and what we must do to accommodate an intelligent, and increasingly technologically savvy consumer. There will be a short Q & A at the conclusion of his speech. "BEA has worked hard over the past two years to expand its education program to reflect how much technology has affected the book industry," concludes Muller. "Jeff Bezos’ appearance at BEA is a great validation of our efforts. It’s not often that we are able to play host to someone who has had such a profound effect on the way we do business."

There will be two days of education at the convention that will include, among other things, the following seminars on technology: Making the Online Rights Marketplace Work for You (an ongoing tutorial jointly sponsored by BEA in association with rightscenter.com); Standards for Managing Digital Content; The Impact of Digital Printing on the Ecology of Publishing; ePublishing Today: The Mainstreaming of Digital Distribution and Its Hierarchical Impact; Production Issues for ePublishing and Digital Channels; E-Business for E-Publishing; Digital Rights Management Solutions - Unlocking e-Commerce Riches; Syndicating Digital Content; Libraries: In Search of a Digital Lending Model.

Reed Exhibition Companies (REC) is a world leader in creating high profile, targeted industry events where buyers and suppliers come together to do business. Every year REC events bring together some 100,000 suppliers and over 5.5 million buyers from around the world. Today, REC events are held in 27 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific, and are organized by 24 fully staffed offices. REC’s portfolio of over 350 events serves 45 industries in 11 key sectors. BookExpo America is one of four other Reed events in the REC Global Book Publishing Network. These include the Asia International Book Fair, London International Book Fair, Salon du Livre: Paris Book Fair, and the Tokyo International Book Fair. As a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a world-leading business and information provider, REC offers integrated market access programs covering exhibitions, trade publications, direct marketing and the Internet. For more information concerning BookExpo America or for a full schedule of events, please call 800/840-5614 or 203/840-5614 (international) or visit the BEA Web Site at http:/bookexpoamerica.com

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