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The event

LinuxWorldSummit takes place in Milan, Italy on May 15th-16th, 2006

The event is being organized by IDC Italia and IDG Communications Italia, both recognized as undisputed leaders in their respective markets, and will boast a different format than the 2005 edition: LinuxWorldSummit.

The synergy originating from the collaboration of the two companies grants attendees and sponsors top quality contents, strong organizational skills, best editorial and promotional coverage.

LinuxWorld Summit is positioned as the reference b2b event for the OSS and Linux communities, and represents the only place in this market specifically engineered to gather a wide user companies attendance. Combining the IDC and IDG brands guarantees an open and independent live debate with maximized business-oriented press coverage.

The Italian edition of the LinuxWorldSummit is aimed at giving the Italian market both general and in-depth information about Linux-based solutions and, on a broader level, about open source platforms and products. The event is THE annual gathering point for companies operating in different sectors and for the Public Administration. Topics range from ERP (enterprise resource planning) software to e-commerce, from training to building a web presence, from complex embedded systems to real-time communication and the newer communication technologies, both fixed and mobile. Specific attention will be dedicated to the Italian companies which develop products and solutions for the Linux\open source platform, an industry which is rapidly growing in Italy.

The Italian LinuxWorldSummit is built upon the extremely satisfying experiences already made at an international level, from the usual US edition to the more recent Germany and Japan editions, which where visited by hundreds of professionals.

Fully adhering to the official event format, the Italian edition will look for the synergy between meetings and the exhibitors' area, ambitiously trying to provide a comprehensive picture of the available Linux offering and the professional open source environment in Italy. It will also give a look at the most evolved international experiences.

This year's event formula will be absolutely new: a two-days event in a central, appealing location within Milan. Plenary sessions will host Italian as well as international keynote speakers and strategic thinkers. The event agenda will be filled with workshops managed by sponsors and interactive labs where attendees will be put in direct contact with technical 'gurus'. It will be possible to tour the exhibitors' area

For further information about LinuxWorldSummit 2006 please contact IDC calling +390228457354 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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