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Penton Media and The NanoBusiness Alliance Announce Major Industry Support For 3rd Annual NanoBusiness 2004 Conference
[May 10, 2004]

Penton Media and The NanoBusiness Alliance Announce Major Industry Support For 3rd Annual NanoBusiness 2004 Conference

DARIEN, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- May 10, 2004 -- Event To Be Held May 17-19 at the New York Marriott Financial Center, NYC

Penton Media (OTCBB:PTON) ( and the NanoBusiness Alliance ( today announced that their 3rd annual NanoBusiness 2004, the industry's most important event focusing on the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry, is being supported by sponsorship from a growing number of major companies and associations serving a variety of industries. Identified by Trade Show Week as one of the top conferences focused on nanotechnology, NanoBusiness 2004 is slated to return to Marriott Financial Center Hotel from May 17 - 19, and is designed to drive forward the emerging business of microsystems and nanotechnology. Complete information and online registration can be found at

"With over 40 participating companies, NanoBusiness 2004 is breaking our previous sponsorship records and projections, and this support is validation that our event is firmly established as the 'must-attend' conference for all key stakeholders in the business of small technology," said Vincent Caprio, Event Director. "We're proud to provide our attendees with access to these industry-leading companies and associations."

NanoBusiness 2004's family of corporate sponsors and participants includes such major organizations as Foley & Lardner, Deloitte & Touche, Thomson, Nanofilm, NYSTAR, Veeco, Inframat, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, J. Giordano Securities Group, Albuquerque Economic Development, Greenberg Traurig, Nanophase, Industrial Science & Technology Network Inc., FEI Company, Benet Group, Schwartz Public Relations, INT, Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C., The Nanotech Company, WDA, Kingsford Capital Management, Tegal, mPhase Technologies, Nanotechnology Australia, Nanoink, Sabety & Associates, and the Bennington Micro Technology Center.

Associations participating in NanoBusiness 2004 include The American Ceramic Society, Electronic Industries Alliance, Bio Accelerator, AtomWorks, Beacon, NanoScience Exchange, IA Nano, SEMI, and NanoIsrael.

Media Partners include the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, Small Times, R&D, Technology Review, Clean Rooms, and Electronic Design.

About The NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the first industry association founded to advance the emerging business of nanotechnology. The NanoBusiness Alliance creates a collective voice for the emerging small tech industry and develops a range of initiatives to support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community, including research and education, public policy and awareness, public relations and promotion, networking, industry support and mentoring programs.

The Alliance was founded by F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital in 2001. The Advisory Board of the Alliance is headed by the leaders of the nanotechnology community and is headed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, famed venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Herb Goronkin, the noted nanotechnology visionary who recently retired from Motorola.

With over 250 members strong, the Alliance is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, CO. The Alliance has Hubs and affiliate groups underway in Texas; Chicago; Massachusetts; Colorado; San Francisco/Silicon Valley; Michigan; New York State; Washington, D.C. Metro; the EU; Canada; and Israel.

About Penton Media

Penton Media (OTCBB:PTON) is a diversified business-to-business media company that produces market-focused magazines, trade shows and conferences, and online media. Penton's integrated media portfolio serves the following industries: Internet/information technology; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; natural products; and supply chain. For more information, visit

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