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The premier technical conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization

Unicode, Internationalization and the Web:
Powering Global Business


Internationalization & Unicode Conference

3-5 September 2003 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Invitation to Exhibit


The Unicode Consortium and Global Meeting Services invites you to exhibit at the 24th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC24) to be held on 3-5 September, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. With a limited number of booth spaces and sponsorships available, you don't want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the SHOWCASE.

Conference attendees are decision-makers and end-users involved with software and web globalization. In addition to the SHOWCASE display area, exhibitors can participate in the conference Exhibitors Track to create awareness among attendees and interest them in their products and services. The SHOWCASE area is a great venue for generating marketing and sales leads.

Sign up to exhibit now!

Important Due Dates

Exhibitor Presentation Request: 11 July 2003

Exhibit Order Form: 12 August 2003

Hotel Reservation: 12 August 2003

Enhancements to the SHOWCASE:

  • The Conference program offers an Exhibitors Track designed to meet the needs of the many attendees that come to the conference looking for solutions and services providers. Within this track, in a panel discussion format, exhibitors present their distinguishing characteristics and their key challenges and innovations from a product and services perspective. A limited number of slots are available to registered exhibiting organizations, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The Exhibitors track will be clearly identified on the conference brochure and agenda.
  • A web page on the conference web site will be devoted to the Exhibitors track and will identify the speakers and their topics alongside corporate logos and links to their web sites.
  • Exhibitors are asked to contribute two items, prior to the event, which will be added to the pool of door prizes given away at the end of each day, to SHOWCASE attendees.
  • Exhibitors may provide brochures or flyers in advance of the conference, to be given to attendees upon arrival along with the conference materials.
  • Special events such as prize lotteries, book signings, and break-time snacks are held in the SHOWCASE area, to bring in additional traffic.


Read the Summary Report on the IUC23 Exhibitor's Panel!


Conference attendees are generally involved in either the development and deployment of Unicode software, or the globalization of software and the Internet. They consist of both decision makers and end-users of relevant products and services. Typical titles include managers, software engineers, testers, systems analysts, program managers, font designers, graphic designers, content developers, web designers, web administrators, site coordinators, technical writers, and product marketing.


Recognition will be given to exhibitors who also choose to sponsor any of the following conference areas or activities: luncheons, coffee breaks, Dinner Event, Internet kiosk, evaluation collections.

Don't delay; booth space and sponsorships are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Use the form below to reserve exhibit space or sponsorship.


Keynotes: Keynote speakers for IUC24 are well-known authors in the internationalization and localization industries:

Donald De Palma, President, Common Sense Advisory, Inc., and author of "Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing", and

Richard Gillam, author of "Unicode Demystified: A Practical Programmer's Guide to the Encoding Standard" and a former columnist for "C++ Report".

Tutorials: The tutorial for the just-released Unicode 4.0 will be taught by Dr. Asmus Freytag, one of the major contributors to the standard, and extensively experienced in implementing real-world Unicode applications.

Tutorials in Web Internationalization, non-Latin scripts, and more, are offered in parallel and taught by recognized industry experts.

Conference Tracks: Conference sessions provide the most up-to-date technical information on standards, best practices, and recent advances in the globalization of software and the Internet. Panel discussions and the friendly atmosphere allow you to exchange ideas and ask questions of key players in the internationalization industry.


The SHOWCASE will take place on all Conference days.

Table top displays will be set up for your usage. You may supply your own backdrops, portable booths or any materials that you deem necessary to enhance your display.

Space is limited, so make your reservation today.

General Information

Location of Exhibits

Once confirmed, a floor plan of the area will be forwarded to each Exhibitor.

Hours of operation:
Wednesday, September 3:
Thursday, September 4:
Friday, September 5:

01:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.
09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Set-up time:
Wednesday, September 3: Before 12:00 p.m.

Dismantling time:
Friday, September 5: After 4:00 p.m.

- skirted table(s)
- chairs
- power
- signage
- Internet connectivity, as necessary


While every effort will be made to provide security for exhibits while in the Hotel, neither Global Meeting Services Inc., nor the DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, will assume responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits or other exhibition property.

Application deadline

To confirm your space, an exhibit order form with fee must be completed and returned to the address given below by August 12, 2003.

Exhibit Registration Fee: US $1,195.00

****Please note: This registration fee entitles the booth holder to one (1) booth manager plus an additional two (2) booth attendees only. Name badges will be assigned to those indicated on the registration form only. Substitutions are permitted up to 2 days prior to the Conference.

Refreshment Breaks, Luncheons and Special Event Dinner are included in this fee.

Exhibitors are responsible for all material handling to and from the Conference and any costs thereof.


The Conference will take place at the:
	  DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta Buckhead
	  3342 Peachtree Road
	  Atlanta, GA 30326

	  Tel: +1-404-231-1234
	  Fax: +1-404-231-3112


The Hotel is located in the heart of Buckhead, in the Tower Place Retail, Office and Hotel Complex. Atlanta's most prestigious address for business and leisure. Only 1 block from Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, 1/2 block from the Buckhead MARTA Rail Station and only minutes from the vibrant Buckhead entertainment district.


A guest room block has been set aside for the Conference. The Conference rates are:

  • $98.00 single or double occupancy per night
  • Plus applicable taxes

To receive these special rates, you must reserve your room together with your conference registration through Global Meeting Services, Inc. The Hotel will not accept direct reservations. See form attached to conference registration form.

Hotel reservations should be made prior to August 12, 2003. Thereafter this special rate will be offered on a space and rate availability basis only.


Conference attendees are to make their own travel arrangements.


In order to allow the program committee to properly assign presentations within this track, please provide the information below no later than July 11, 2003.

  1. An abstract of 150-250 words.
  2. A brief biography.
  3. Your company logo for inclusion on the exhibitor Web page.
  4. The details listed below:
   TOPIC TITLE:               _________________________________________

   NAME:                      _________________________________________

   JOB TITLE:                 _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:  _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL:    _________________________________________

   OWN WWW URL:               _________________________________________

   ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL:    _________________________________________



   TELEPHONE:                 _________________________________________

   FAX:                       _________________________________________

   E-MAIL ADDRESS:            _________________________________________

 I would like to provide sponsorship:                     [  ]



 Company Name:     ________________________________________________

 Address:          ________________________________________________

 City:             ________________________________________________

 Prov/State:       ________________________________________________

 Postal/Zip code:  ________________________________________________

 Country:          ________________________________________________

 Telephone:        ________________________________________________

 Fax:              ________________________________________________

 E-Mail:           ________________________________________________

 Booth Manager:    ________________________________________________

 Booth Attendants:

 1. ______________________________   2. ___________________________

 Sign Preparation:

 Indicate the name in full that you would like to have printed on your
 booth sign:


 Internet Line:

 I require access to the Internet from my booth:

 Yes   [   ]            No   [   ]

 Description of Display: Please briefly describe your product and/or
 service below.








   Booth:                         $1,195.00   [  ]

 Hotel (optional):

                 Hotel reservation required:[  ]
                               Arrival Date:  /  /
                             Departure Date:  /  /
                            Room Preference:[  ] Smoking
                                            [  ] Non-Smoking
                                     Single:[  ] $98.00 per night*
                                     Double:[  ] $98.00 per night*

 * Plus applicable taxes.         Rates valid until August 12, 2003

 Remittance is by:

 [  ]  Visa          [  ]  Mastercard     [  ]  American Express
 [  ]  Discover      [  ]  Diners Club    [  ] JCB
 [  ]  Cheque/Check

 Credit cards will be billed in US dollars

 Credit card number                                  Expiry date

 Name of cardholder                                  Signature

 Billing Address of credit card:



 Please make cheques/checks payable to Global Meeting Services, Inc.

 Please check the appropriate boxes:

 Please do not include my name on the attendee list:   [  ]

 I will attend the Luncheon on September 3:               [  ]
 I will attend the Luncheon on September 4:               [  ]
 I will attend the Luncheon on September 5:               [  ]
 I will attend the Special Event Dinner on September 4:   [  ]

 I require vegetarian meals:                           [  ]

 I would like to provide sponsorship:                  [  ]

Please complete and return this form by mail, fax or e-mail with the appropriate fees to:

Twenty-fourth Internationalization and Unicode Conference
c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
8949 Lombard Place, #416
San Diego, CA 92122 USA
Telephone: +1-858-638-0206
Fax: +1-858-638-0504
Email: info@global-conference.com   or: conference@unicode.org

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