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Spring VON.x Continues to Attract the Largest and Most Qualified Audience of any Event in the Internet Communications Industry

NORWOOD, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulvermedia today announced that Spring VON.x, taking place March 17-20 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, remains the largest and most significant event in the Internet Communications industry. Now entering its twelfth year in San Jose, Spring VON.x continues to play a prominent role in supporting the local San Jose economy.

NORWOOD, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ — Pulvermedia today announced that Spring VON.x, taking place March 17-20 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, remains the largest and most significant event in the Internet Communications industry. Now entering its twelfth year in San Jose, Spring VON.x continues to play a prominent role in supporting the local San Jose economy.

"Spring VON.x is the most successful Internet Communications event in San Jose, where attendees conduct business with one another in San Jose restaurants, stay in San Jose hotels and shop in our local retail stores," said Dan Fenton, CEO, Team San Jose, Inc. and President, CEO of the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We've enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with Pulvermedia, and are once again looking forward to hosting Spring VON.x."

VON.x attendees are recognized to be the leaders in the IP communications industry. Independent survey data from market research and consulting firm Savatar, suggests that more than 84% of the VON.x attendee base has purchasing authority. The majority of VON.x attendees are senior level decision makers, profiled as follows: C-Level-25%; Vice President-15%; Director-15%; Manager-18%; Technical-21%; and Consultant-6%.

"VON.x continues to attract the largest and most highly qualified audience in the Internet Communications industry," said Jason Chudnofsky, President and CEO of Pulvermedia. "It's this audience that makes VON.x the premier buying event for service providers, carriers, resellers, equipment providers, and enterprise customers."

Highlights for the upcoming VON.x event include: — The Town Hall Policy Summit: Monday, March 17th at 5:00 PM, discussing the intersection of technology, business and policy, and its ramifications on the industry. — The Unconference: March 18-19, providing developers with an unfiltered environment to discuss topics such as voice mashups, Google's Android Platform, and other topics. — The VON Magazine Innovator Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM, honoring more than 50 of the industry's most innovative companies. — Digium Asterisk World, featuring the latest open source platforms and applications http://www.digiumasteriskworld.com/2008/sanJose/web/ — The VON.x conference, featuring hundreds of sessions delivered by the

industry's most prominent thought-leaders: http://register03.exgenex.com/WebSite/ConferenceSimple.Aspx?C=70000072&S=50000 044 (Please copy and paste into your web browser)

— And the VON.x Expo: Tuesday-Wednesday, March 18-19th, featuring hundreds of companies showcasing their latest products and services. http://www.von.com/2008/sanJose/web/expoOverview.php

An estimated 2% of the Spring VON.x attendee base is press and industry analysts. With well over 100 media credentials issued, Spring VON.x represents the largest collection of media at any IP-communications-based event in the industry, by a wide margin. Vendors and speakers participating at Spring VON.x can obtain the list of attending media by contacting Ally Forbes at Ally@pulvermedia.com. Members of the media interested in attending Spring VON.x can still register for media credentials at: http://www.von.com/2008/sanJose/web/pressInfo.php.

About Pulvermedia:

Pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. And as the foremost integrated media company serving the Internet Communications market, Pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers. For more information, please visit http://www.pulvermedia.com.

CONTACT: Pulvermedia Todd Keefe +1 617 262 1968 x 100 todd@firpr.com, or todd@pulvermedia.com

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