July 22, 1998

21st Century Commerce 1998 Presents "Action-Oriented" Plenaries & Technical Program at Long Beach

21st Century Commerce 1998, the host of CALS Expo International 1998, has identified the latest trends and hot topics in electronic commerce and information technology, and assembled experts in these fields who will discuss new methods of expanding business opportunities and achieving management objectives at the Long Beach Convention Center, October 26-29, 1998.

The theme of this year’s conference is Global Business Solutions for the New Millennium and, for government and industry managers who are responsible for electronic purchasing, selling, and improving business information processes, this event is the only forum where solutions based on years of success and lessons learned are actually demonstrated.

A major conference attraction is the Global Plenary, Tuesday, October 27th, at 10:30 a.m.. Senior figures from major international bodies will present their viewpoints on 21st Century Commerce—Global Prosperity or Economic Decline? Participants will be from the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation (OEDC), the Organization for Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC), the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the European Commission (EC). In a follow-on Action Workshop, presenters will leverage the ideas introduced in the morning session in an open forum, where conference delegates have the opportunity to join in. Mr. Mervyn Rogers, Price Waterhouse Coopers, will moderate the session. Panelists include:

In the category of Technical Tracks, the Expo will offer six thought-provoking sessions which will bring into focus the e-commerce business needs, preparing attendees to appreciate the breadth, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of available tools and technologies. The tracks and their respective co-chairs are:

For additional information regarding the Expo, contact Ms. Shirley A. Goodman, Association For Enterprise Integration (AFEI), at (703) 247-9473 or via email at [email protected]. For details regarding exhibiting at the Expo, contact Ms. Terri Dauth at (703) 247-2571 or via email at [email protected].