Washington D.C., USA
March 31 - April 2, 2004
Invitation to Exhibit
Twenty-fifth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC25)
THE EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE
The Unicode Consortium and Global Meeting Services invites you to exhibit at the 25th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC25) to be held March 31-April 2, 2004, in Washington, D.C. This is the premier technical conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization. With a limited number of booth spaces and sponsorships available, you don't want to miss the opportunity to participate in the conference SHOWCASE.
The conference theme emphasizes natural language and multilingual requirements and applications of governmental organizations. Exhibitors will benefit from the opportunities to meet government and industry decision-makers and end-users from around the world, that require software and web globalization solutions. You can introduce them to your products and services and generate marketing and sales leads.
A popular conference feature is the Exhibitors Track, designed to meet the needs of the many attendees that come to the conference looking for solutions and services providers. A limited number of slots are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registered exhibiting organizations have the opportunity to participate in a panel forum and give a brief technical presentation describing their distinguishing characteristics and their key challenges and innovations from a product and services perspective. There is also a brief period of Q&A from the conference attendees.
Attendees learn about exhibitors in several ways:
• 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 become part of the pool of door prizes given to SHOWCASE attendees during the conference.
• Exhibitors may provide brochures or flyers in advance of the conference, to be given to attendees upon arrival.
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.
The conference is a preferred venue for those involved in either the development and deployment of Unicode software, or the globalization of software and the Internet. They include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content developers, web designers, web administrators, technical writers, and product marketing personnel.
The conference features tutorials, lectures, and panel discussions that provide coverage of standards, best practices, and recent advances in the globalization of software and the Internet. Attendees benefit from the wide range of basic to advanced topics and the opportunities for dialog and idea exchange with experts in the field. The conference runs multiple sessions simultaneously to maximize the value provided.
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.
Location of Exhibits:
Hours of operation:
Thursday, April 1
Friday, April 2
Exhibit Registration Fee:
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:
Located in the West End of Historic Alexandria, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is within sight of the Nation's Capitol and just ten minutes from the Central Business District of Washington, the Smithsonian, the Pentagon, and Tyson's Corner. Guests are also just five miles from the quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria. The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center's unique lakeside setting - adjacent to a 43-acre botanical preserve - provides a tranquil oasis for travelers to Washington.
The hotel is just seven miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport.
A guest room block has been set aside for the Conference. The Conference rates are:
* $145.00 single or double occupancy per night
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 March 8, 2004. Thereafter this special rate will be offered on a space and rate availability basis only.
Conference attendees are to make their own travel arrangements.
REQUEST FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT WITHIN THE EXHIBITOR TRACK
In order to allow the program committee to properly assign presentations within this track, please provide the information below no later than March 8, 2004.
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:
ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL:
OWN WWW URL:
ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL:
[ ] I would like to provide sponsorship
EXHIBIT/DEMONSTRATION ORDER FORM AND CONTRACT
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
Description of Display:
[ ] Booth: $1,195.00
Hotel reservation required:[ ]
Arrival Date: ______/______/_______
Departure Date: ______/______/_______
[ ] Smoking
[ ] Non-Smoking
[ ] Single: $145.00 per night*
[ ] Double: $145.00 per night*
[ ] Credit card guarantee to hold room:
*Plus applicable taxes. Rate valid to March 8, 2004.
REMITTANCE IS BY
[ ] Visa
[ ] Mastercard
[ ] American Express
[ ] Discover
[ ] Diners Club
[ ] Check
[ ] JCB
Credit cards will be billed in US dollars
CREDIT CARD NUMBER:
NAME OF CARDHOLDER:
Please make checks payable to Global Meeting Services, Inc.
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 March 31
[ ] I will attend the Luncheon on April 1
[ ] I will attend the Luncheon on April 2
[ ] I will attend the Special Event Dinner on April 1
[ ] 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-fifth Internationalization and Unicode Conference
c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
IUC25 at a Glance
Meeting Government Needs
Government Employee Discount
Key Cut-off Dates
Printed tutorial proceedings option:
March 1, 2004
March 8, 2004
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center,
March 31 - April 2, 2004
International Unicode Conferences are organized by Global Meeting Services, Inc., (GMS). GMS is pleased to be able to offer the International Unicode Conferences under an exclusive license granted by the Unicode Consortium. All responsibility for conference finances and operations is borne by GMS. The independent conference board serves solely at the pleasure of GMS and is composed of volunteers active in Unicode and in international software development. All inquiries regarding International Unicode Conferences should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.