XTech 2005, Gilbane Conference to Co-locate in Amsterdam 24-27 May

Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Washington DC, and Cambridge, MA, November 17, 2004. IDEAlliance, a leading trade association dedicated to fostering information technology standards, today announced that XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe) will be held in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management. Both conferences will take place 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

XTech 2005 is the premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and Web technologies, bringing together the worlds of Web development, open source, semantic Web, and open standards. Marion L. Elledge, Vice President of Information Technology Alliances and Conferences, IDEAlliance, says that co-locating the event with the Gilbane Conference will provide a broader experience for attendees of both conferences.

“We are very excited to have the Gilbane Conference take place in conjunction with XTech 2005,” says Elledge. “The in-depth content expertise presented at Gilbane events is a perfect complement to our event and will enrich the educational experience of all attendees.”

The Gilbane conference series brings thought leaders and practitioners from the analyst, consultant, integrator, vendor, and enterprise communities together to chart the course of the content technology markets, and provide advice, techniques, best practices, and “Content Technology Works™” case studies to help organizations understand and successfully implement the content technologies most critical to their businesses.

“Coordinating our European event with XTech 2005 will offer attendees of both conferences the opportunity to learn from – and network with – the broad XML, Web development, and content management communities, including vendors, analysts, and industry press,” says Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair.

For more information, visit www.xtech-conference.org or www.lighthouseseminars.com.

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies (Open Text – NASDAQ:OTEX), Atomz, ClearStory Systems ( OTCBB:INCC) , Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM ), Trados, Vasont, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). www.gilbane.com

About Lighthouse Seminars 
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs. http://www.lighthouseseminars.com

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. Founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology – developing Document Markup Metalanguage (GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.