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Penton Delays Internet World Trade Show

Penton Media Inc., producer of Internet World, the Internet industry's largest trade show, said Tuesday that it has decided to push back Internet World Fall 2001 until Dec. 10, because early October "is just too soon."

The show was originally scheduled to run from Oct. 1 through 5. But the New York City-based show is held in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, currently the base of operations for volunteers in the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center site.

"The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has been an important part of the rescue and recovery effort, housing and supplying thousands of volunteers who are helping at the World Trade Center site," the company said. "It is unclear at this point how long the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be needed in this capacity. We want to make the decision now to move Internet World Fall, to do right by our customers, and also to do everything we can to support the efforts of the heroic volunteers as they recover our fellow citizens and begin the massive cleanup effort."

The show will now take place from Dec. 10 through 13 -- running three days rather than five. Penton said that allows it to coincide with another Penton produced show, Streaming Media East, which will also take place from Dec. 10-13 at the Javits Center.

"You have our strongest commitment that Penton Media will do everything in its power to make Internet World Fall in December a hugely worthwhile event for the entire Internet industry," the company assured.

Penton added that information will be added to its Internet World Web site as it becomes available.