ITEXPO: 200% Growth

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ITEXPO: 200% Growth

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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 Registrations Up 200% over 2005

First VoIP Conference of 2006 in Florida Next Month Trending Toward 5th Consecutive Show with Record Attendance

Norwalk, CT, [December 27, 2005] - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today released pre-registered attendance figures for next month’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida showing 200% growth year-over-year from 2005. (www.itexpo.com)

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, the growth in registrations for the educational programs at this year’s event proves that this the event people serious about deploying VoIP are choosing.

“It is now official... We are 200% higher in pre-registered attendance on a year-over-year basis, and on pace to set yet another attendance record,” confirmed Tehrani.

“Judging by a truly remarkable jump in registrations for conference session passes over 2005, it is clear that this is the event the most serious attendees are choosing. As budgets turn over to 2006, these attendees are choosing to attend the first VoIP event of the year because they realize INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO offers the most comprehensive educational program. Thousands of service providers, enterprises and government agencies seeking to deploy VoIP solutions in 2006 are coming to gather the data they need to make smart choices,” added Tehrani.

According to TMC, total attendance at last year's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Miami topped 6,000 attendees. While the current trend projects attendance to be over 18,000, TMC officials caution against setting unrealistic expectations.

“No VoIP show comes anywhere near INTERNET TELEPHONY in terms of attendance. However, in the TMC tradition of under-promising and over-delivering we would rather be conservative and predict we will have as many as 8,500 attendees at this show,” explained TMC’s VP of Marketing, Michael Genaro.

Genaro continued, “INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO is still the only VoIP industry marketplace where buyers and sellers come together. The focus of the conference is educating enterprises, government, service providers, developers and resellers about how to select, deploy, build  and market VoIP solutions. People come to this show because this is where the sellers are and many of our exhibitors will not be found at any other event.”

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by visiting http://www.itexpo.com. Very limited booth space remains as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez right away at (203) 852-6800, ext. 146. Or send e-mail to drodriguez@tmcnet.com.

Press inquiries regarding INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 can be directed to Mostafa Razzak of 23-31 Communications: 646.442.3361 or m.razzak@23-31.com.



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