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Vendor Demonstrations at XML 2002

Vendors to Unveil New Solutions at XML Conference and Exposition 2002

More Than 50 Vendors to Showcase Offerings and Present Latest Innovations

Alexandria, VA, USA. November 25, 2002.

The industry's top providers of software, systems and solutions will showcase their latest innovations this December at XML 2002, the world's leading XML conference and exposition. This year's lineup of XML notables includes sponsors Corel and Microsoft, co-sponsor Adobe Systems, as well as Arbortext, Documentum, empolis, Exegenix, Veridocs, XyEnterprise, and many others. Many participating companies will also deliver technical presentations throughout the event in the Vendor Track portion of the conference program.

XML Conference and Exposition 2002, produced by IDEAlliance, will take place Sun., Dec. 8, through Fri., Dec. 13, at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Baltimore, Md. The XML 2002 exposition will take place Dec. 10 through 12, 2002.

"This year's exposition features several companies that are new to the XML Conference, as well as some that have returned after a few years' absence," said Marion Elledge, Senior VP at IDEAlliance. "This shows a positive turn in the IT industry and that XML continues to grow and play a vital part in meeting today's business challenges."

"This event is the premier forum for learning about the latest in XML technology," says Jon Parsons, director of Product Marketing with XyEnterprise and a presenter at XML 2002. "For example, XyEnterprise will be presenting two customer case studies that highlight the real-world ROI benefits of our XML-based solutions."

"We always find high-quality, well-informed attendees at IDEAlliance's events," said Steve Downie, VP Sales and Marketing, Exegenix. "Their practical focus ensures a high volume of prospects who are facing real issues, looking for real solutions. We are excited about exhibiting at XML 2002 -- with the burgeoning requirement for XML content conversion, it promises to provide an ideal audience for our solutions."

"XML 2002 is recognized as a premier showcase for the XML software development market. Corel is proud to be sponsoring such a well respected event," said Annette McCleave, executive vice-president of Marketing at Corel Corporation. "Our years of experience with the IDEAlliance and this conference and have consistently demonstrated that this is an ideal opportunity for the open standards community, customers and industry players to come together. Corel is looking forward to a great event."

"For emerging companies, XML 2002 is the place to see and be seen. It's truly the hub of the XML world," says Nat Dunn, CEO of Veridocs. "That's why we've targeted XML 2002 to announce the Beta release of our XMLdocs product."

Featured once again on this year's Expo floor is the cutting-edge Incubator Area, which showcases pre-released commercial tools, free tools, and shareware tools. Users will have the opportunity to preview future products and free tools, while developers capture their feedback. By providing this venue, IDEAlliance is helping to nurture the XML tools of tomorrow.

"Many of the key players in XML will be represented at the conference, talking about and showing the latest XML solutions," says Lauren Wood, Chair of the Conference. "Attendees will be able to see and evaluate the new tools and services, speak to senior architects and designers, and find out what the pieces are that they need to put together to solve their business needs."

For more information or to register online, visit

About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since 1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the development and adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI, Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more about IDEAlliance at


Tanya Bosse
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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "XML Conference and Exposition 2002" in the events calendar.

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