Mary B. Harms, College of Business, (515) 294-5800
Paul Gormley, CIRAS, (319) 721-5357
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


AMES, Iowa – Leading experts on doing business over the Internet, including the author of "The E-Commerce (R)evolution," will be keynote speakers at the Midwest E-Commerce Conference, sponsored by Iowa State University Sept. 18-20.

The conference will be held in Howe Hall on the ISU campus.

Conference keynote speakers include Daniel Amor, Hewlett-Packard E-Solutions Architect and author of "The E-business (R)evolution"; Kristi Branson, director with Sapient Corp., an e-business consulting firm; Bruce Brorson, Red River Trade Council; Jay Krames, risk management consultant; and Vadim Levitin, CEO of the ECommerce Institute, San Diego, Calif.

There will be a preconference on Monday, Sept. 18, focusing on the fundamentals of e-commerce. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, the conference will feature sessions on e-commerce management and technology. Among the topics to be covered are e-business strategies, marketing, applications, software, security and financing. Other topics include virtual organizations, on-line marketing and business models for a digital economy.

The pre-conference registration is $75. The conference registration is $275. Registration discounts are available to those who register by Aug. 15.

For more information, or to register, contact Paul Gormley, CIRAS, (319) 377-9839; gormley@iastate.edu. The conference web site is www.ebusinessconference.org.

The conference is sponsored by Iowa State's College of Business and College of Engineering, and the Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Conference organizers include Iowa State's Center for Industrial Research and Service, Iowa Small Business Development Center, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development and the Iowa Procurement Outreach Center.


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