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Unicode Standard


San Jose, California

September 7-10, 2004

Invitation to Exhibit

Twenty-sixth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC26)
in cooperation with ACCTI, CSN, GALA, and TILP.


Participate in the only event designed to reach internationalization and localization professionals and decision makers in one venue!

This September, the 26th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC26), the premier technical conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization, in cooperation with Transdex, a forum for GILT industry topics, will host an exhibition area in common.

Global Meeting Services, The Unicode Consortium, ACCTI, CSN,GALA, and TILP invite you to exhibit in the IUC26 Showcase, September 8-10, 2004, in San Jose, CA.

The leading localization industry organizations, ACCTI, CSN, GALA, and TILP formed Transdex to offer presentations, classes, and plenary sessions on GILT topics. Transdex is the first industry event to bring the resources of these organizations together under one roof.

Each IUC conference covers a wide range of Unicode and internationalization topics, while exploring certain topics in greater depth. The theme for IUC26 is "Unicode and Internationalization: Best Practices in the Networked World".

Attendees of either Transdex or IUC26 can participate in both events and includes attendance at the SHOWCASE, creating a significant value. Exhibitors will benefit from the opportunities to meet 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.

With a limited number of booth spaces and sponsorships available, you don't want to miss the opportunity to participate in the SHOWCASE.

A popular IUC26 feature is the Exhibitors Panel, designed to meet the needs of attendees that are looking for solutions and services providers. A limited number of slots are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered exhibiting organizations have the opportunity to participate in the panel forum and give a brief technical presentation describing their distinguishing characteristics and their key challenges and innovations from a product and services perspective.

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 Unicode 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.

Transdex will be of interest to all those involved in purchasing GILT services or products, including localization managers, business managers, product managers and projects managers. Every level of localization professional will find value in participating in this event.


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 September 8-10, 2004.

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

Hours of operation:
Wednesday, September 8:
01:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 9:
09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Friday, September 10:
09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

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

Set-up time:
Wednesday, September 8: Before 12:00 p.m.

Dismantling time:
Friday, September 10: After 4:00 p.m.

While every effort will be made to provide security for exhibits while in the Hotel, neither Global Meeting Services Inc., nor the DoubleTree Hotel San Jose, 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 16, 2004.

Exhibit Registration Fee:
US $1,500.00

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.

Conference entry is not included in this fee. Exhibit personnel listed as attendants or managers will be eligible for a discounted entry fee of 20% off the member conference registration package they wish to attend.


The Conference will take place at the:
DoubleTree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: (408) 453-4000
Fax: (408)-437-2899


The Hotel is located between Hwy. 101 and San Jose International Airport, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. It is 45 minutes south of San Francisco and one hour north of Monterey and Carmel. Downtown San Jose is within a five minute drive or light rail ride.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from San Jose International Airport.


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

$119.00 single/double room per night, Plus applicable hotel tax.

To receive these special rates, you must reserve your room together with your conference registration through Global Meeting Services, Inc. See form attached to conference registration form.

Hotel reservations should be made prior to August 16, 2004. Thereafter, this special rate will be offered on a rate and space available basis only.


Any individual cancellations within 72 hours from the date of arrival will be billed for (1) night room and tax.


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 August 16, 2004.

1. An abstract of 150-250 words.

2. A brief biography.

3. Your company logo for inclusion on the exhibitor Web page.

4. Fill out the secure registration form.


Sign up via our secure registration form.


Please contact us with any questions regarding sponsorship or exhibiting via Global Meeting Services listed below.

Twenty-sixth 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

IUC26 at a Glance

New and Proposed Standards

• Unicode 4.0.1

• Internationalizing Web and Mail Addresses

• Language Tags

Common Locale Data Repository

Implementing Internationalization

• Windows, Java, .Net, ICU, Mac OSX

• Complex scripts


Showcase and more!

Key Cut-off Dates

Printed tutorial proceedings option:

August 6, 2004

Hotel cut-off:

August 18, 2004

Early-bird registration:

August 18, 2004


DoubleTree Hotel,
San Jose, CA, USA

September 7-10, 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

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