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COMDEX Fall 2001 Keynote Program Taps Vision and Experience of Industry Leaders

New York Stock Exchange to Sponsor Keynote Series (October 30, 2001)
Key3Media Group, Inc. today announced the line-up and official sponsor for the COMDEX Fall 2001 Keynote Series. The Keynote Program serves as an international showcase for industry visionaries to share the ideas, strategies and technologies that are transforming and shaping the future of the information technology industry. This year the official sponsor is the New York Stock Exchange, the world's premier equities market, listing more than 2,800 of the world's best companies. The program will take place November 11 - 13, 2000 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the Las Vegas Hilton.

"We are honored to partner with Key3Media for COMDEX Fall 2001," said New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Richard Grasso. "As a leader in market technology, and home to the world's leading technology enterprises, the NYSE is committed to innovation. COMDEX, the leading marketplace for the information technology industry, provides an international platform for companies to share that commitment of innovation and excellence."

At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2001, Microsoft's chief software architect Bill Gates, kicks-off the keynote series at the MGM Grand in the Grand Garden Arena. The series then moves over to the Las Vegas Hilton's Barron Ballroom, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, home to the COMDEX exhibition. Featured speakers throughout the week represent some of the most advanced thinking and technology experts in the industry. From networking and the web with e-commerce, to information services, the wireless marketplace, and the convergence of technology with entertainment, the leading innovators will share the knowledge that has led them through both successful and challenging times. Scheduled speakers include:

Monday, November 12, 2001

9:00 a.m. - John Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
12:00 p.m. - Kunitake Ando, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Corporation
3:00 p.m. - Jorma Ollila, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia
7:00 p.m. - Larry Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oracle Corporation

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

9:00 a.m. - Dick Brown, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, EDS
12:00 p.m. - Jeff Hawkins, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Product Officer, Handspring
3:00 p.m. - Don Listwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Openwave Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

9:00 a.m. -Darin Richins, Vice President Corporate Marketing, Novell

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

12:00 p.m.-Meg Whitman, President and CEO, eBay Inc.

"There has never been a more critical time for the IT industry to tap the knowledge and expertise of industry veterans who have lead their companies successfully through adversity and economic challenges," stated Kim Myhre, President of COMDEX Worldwide for Key3Media Events, Inc. "The collective experience of our keynote line-up of industry visionaries will provide attendees with an incomparable base of knowledge, insight and leadership as they move forward during this challenging period."

For more information on the COMDEX Fall 2001 keynote program, exhibitors and conference session updates, please visit COMDEX Online at

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