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infor-media Russia and RBC sign partnership agreement to launch series of business conferences in Moscow

infor-media Russia and RBC sign partnership agreement to launch series of business conferences in Moscow

The initial program includes conferences in topic areas such as finance, tax and legislation, information technology, telecommunications and sales and marketing. The first conferences take place in September with, 'The Future of Retail Banking in Russia', 'Management of Financial Technologies: Strategies of Integration' and 'The Currency Policy in Russia', taking place on 16th - 17th September, 21st - 22nd September and 22nd - 23rd September 2004 respectively. Delegates at all the conferences are expected to be senior level managers of large Russian and international companies as well as government representatives and other senior business figures.

Yury Rovensky, RBC General Director, comments "We are delighted to join forces with infor-media Russia in bringing this series of important conferences to the market. There is a real need in Russia for high-level conferences that directly address the information needs of today's business leaders. With the combined expertise of our two organizations we are confident that we can deliver the right information to the right audience at the right events."

Paul Hannen, Director Informa Europe B.V., and Con Bridgeman, Managing Director CEV Moscow, add "As the leading information provider in Russia, RBC has an enviable network within the largest financial institutions, commercial organizations and government authorities in the country. By bringing this strength together with the conference organizing experience of the infor-media team we can provide an unrivalled calendar of business events addressing key issues and attracting top level speakers and delegates. Such a partnership has already worked very well between Informa Group and Handelsblatt in Germany where some 900 conferences per year are organized for the German market. We are very confident of the same success with infor-media Russia's new partnership with RBC. "

Notes to editors

infor-media Russia, a partnership between Expomedia Group Plc and Informa Group Plc is a conference organising operation based in Moscow. For more information go to: www.infor-media.ru

Expomedia Group Plc, based in London, develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, across key growth markets. It also provides event organising services to international companies wishing to enter these markets, through its exhibition organising division, CEE Exhibitions. The Group currently offers venues and organising services in Warsaw, Moscow, New Delhi, Cologne, Amsterdam, Budapest and Katowice. Future plans include venues in Belgrade and also in Germany and Spain. Expomedia Group has publishing interests through its subsidiary Mash Media Group Ltd, publishers of Exhibition Bulletin, Exhibition News, Exhibition World and Conference News amongst others. Further information can be found at www.expomediagroup.com

Informa Group, the world's leading conference organiser, provides high value business information and content to clients worldwide, using a broad range o f media formats. Informa produces more than 1,500 publishing products and 3,500 conferences. The publishing products are sold to more than 80,000 subscribers and more than 150,000 delegates attend the conferences. Informa products and services are sold in 188 countries from a base of more than 50 offices in 18 countries covering the UK, Europe, North and South America, Middle East, Asia and Australia. For further information go to: www.informa.com

RBC Information Systems (RTS, MICEX: RBCI) is a leading Russian media and information technology group. RBC began its business operations in 1993, and since then it has established itself as a leading financial and business news provider in Russia and the CIS. RBC's media business comprises the "RosBusinessConsulting" information agency, the RBC business television channel created in cooperation with CNN and CNBC, and Internet portals such as www.rbc.ru; www.cnews.ru; www.autonews.ru; www.rbcdaily.ru. RBC delivers to its clients the most recent news on all segments of the financial market, such as currency exchange rates, information on credits, shares, promissory notes and futures rates, as well as on currency prices, stock and commodity exchanges, financial indices, and much more. RBC is also involved in advertising activities; it places advertising on its own resources as well as on other advertising platforms. RBC's IT business provides turnkey solutions created in-house and developed by leading global IT companies, carries our system integration, and develops software for a variety of local and international clients. For further information go to: www.rbc.ru.

infor-media Russia contact: Sonya Gillespie
E-mail: sonya.gillespie@expocentres.com

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