March 22, 2004

Exhibitors Queue Up For LinuxUser & Developer

Placebo writes "2004 Expo Almost Filled to Capacity

LinuxUser & Developer Expo 2004, the UK's premier Linux event, has today announced that it has filled 90 per cent of its exhibitor space a month before the show is planned to take place. Exhibitors attending the event in Olympia London from 20th - 21st April 2004 include IBM, LDRA, Rackspace Managed Hosting, Red Hat, SuSE Linux and Sybase.

"The interest in the show is an excellent indication of recovery in the IT market as well as a keen interest in Linux," said Maggie Meer, director of Horsepower Media and publisher of LinuxUser & Developer magazine. "Last year we had over 5,000 visitors and the calibre of exhibitors for this year's show suggests that attendee numbers will be their highest ever."

Feature areas planned for this year's show include:

  • OFE/OpenAdvantage Business Advice Centre and Linux Desktop Demonstration - the centre is designed to build up the confidence of business users in desktop Linux and Open Source software and to encourage the adoption of Open Source business applications
  • SuSE Business Solutions Centre - in this theatre environment, there will be an array of presentations on a variety of subjects. Visitors to the centre can seek advice on Linux implementation and training issues
  • Product Presentation Theatre - this feature will create a forum for exhibitors to present their products, helping visitors compare and assess the best Linux solutions for their IT requirements

The April 2004 event follows the successful launch of the LinuxUser & Developer Expo - the Linux Zone by Horsepower Media, at the Networks for Business June 2003 event. Over 5,000 visitors attended the 2003 show with 95% involved in purchasing for their business and 70% at manager or director level. The 2003 conference programme was a sell-out success.

About LinuxUser & Developer Expo

LinuxUser & Developer Expo was launched in 2003. It will bring together some of the brightest minds in the Open Source movement, leading vendors and IT purchasers to provide the UK's definitive Linux forum. It will take place at the London Olympia from 21-22nd April 2004. For further information and registration and the awards, visit"


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