February 18, 1999
For Immediate Release

Transform Your E-Business Enterprise! 21st Century Commerce Expo 1999 Electronic Business Conference & Exhibition to be Held Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Washington, D.C. - Mid- and senior-level e-commerce managers engaged in transforming their business operations from the industrial age to the 21st century should mark their calendars to attend the 12th annual 21st Century Commerce Expo USA 1999, November 30 - December 2, 1999 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. This e-business conference and exhibition showcases the process to build enterprise partnerships industry-to-industry and industry- to- government and is themed, "E-Business:// Transforming Your Enterprise."

"As we approach the Year 2000, it is clear that business practices must be altered to match the promise of unfolding, information age technology," said Shirley A. Goodman, Deputy Executive Director, Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI), producers of the Expo. "21st Century Commerce Expo 1999 will explore the systems, as well as the cultural changes necessary to conduct successful e-commerce in the ever-changing business enterprise," she said.

Conference Chair Elaine Litman, Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, explains that, "This Expo, unlike any other, offers e-business managers and attendees an opportunity to directly plan, participate and present focused mini-symposia on 21St Century E-Vision, Agile Enterprises, Integrated Enterprises and Information Environment. Change requires leadership and vision. If you are a technology experts, we'll see you at this important event."

Noteworthy conference activities include:

  • Thirteen technical symposia, hosted by leading e-business practitioners, will showcase informative presentations on benchmarking, performance metrics, web commerce, knowledge management, product data management applications, supply chain management, and more.
  • Senior-level plenary speakers from the country's top industries, federal and state government agencies.
  • Full-day, hot-topic tutorials.

21st Century Commerce Expo 1999 is produced by the Association for Enterprise Integration, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association. AFEI's members' common goal is to advance enterprise integration and world-class electronic business practices for industries and governments worldwide. The annual 21st Century Commerce Expo is supported by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Eighteen of the nation's top 20 corporations involved in enterprise integration attend 21st Century Commerce Expo.

To register or for additional information visit the AFEI homepage at http://www.afei.org/events.htm