Yenra : XML : XML Conference : XML 2003 in Philadelphia

IDEAlliance, a leading trade association dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today announced the full program for XML Conference and Exposition 2003, being held December 7-12, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The annual event is the world's largest XML trade conference.

"This conference continues to grow because of our commitment to programs that offer industry insights unavailable elsewhere," says Conference Chair Lauren Wood. "For 2003, the caliber of speakers and presenters we've assembled is truly remarkable."

Keynote speaker Shantanu Narayen, executive vice president of Worldwide Products with Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), says that XML 2003 provides a unique, diverse forum for exchanging information about XML and emerging technologies.

"What's exciting about XML 2003 is the variety of industries represented," says Narayen. "With the adoption of XML reaching global levels, this event provides an important educational forum for companies of all sizes across numerous markets."

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for- profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices.