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Cisco Systems, Inc. CEO John Chambers Featured Keynote At Key3Media's NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas; Industry Visionary to Address the Future of Networking

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Jan 14, 2002

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Key3Media Group, Inc. (NYSE:KME) today announced that John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCO), will be a featured keynote at NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas. Prominent executives, experts and visionaries will convene at the Las Vegas Convention Center May 5-10, 2002 to share the ideas, strategies and technologies that are transforming and shaping the future of the IP networking industry.

"NetWorld+Interop will be an important opportunity for IT industry leaders to come together and determine how best to leverage their networks to improve the bottom line of business...profits, cash flow and productivity," said John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems. "The most successful companies today combine business and technology solutions and streamline them across their entire value chain or ecosystem of partners. NetWorld+Interop provides a forum for sharing and exploring the opportunity this type of `networked virtual organization' can deliver."

Chambers has been lauded by government leaders and industry pundits for his visionary strategy, his ability to drive an entrepreneurial culture, and his warm-hearted, straight-talking approach. Widely recognized for his evangelistic style, Chambers is considered one of the most innovative and dynamic leaders in global business today.

"Cisco truly believes that the Internet has the power to break traditional barriers," said Valerie Williamson, president, Interop Worldwide. "Year after year, Cisco has taken the power of networked business to a new level with its innovative technologies and world class partnerships. We are thrilled to have Mr. Chambers as one of our featured keynoters in Las Vegas."

Recognized as the industry's most comprehensive networking event, NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas has been designed to provide networking and telecommunications buyers with unparalleled education, products, services and hands-on experiences that enable critical purchase decisions. For more information on the NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas keynote program, exhibitors and conference session updates, please visit Interop Online at For more information regarding media/analyst registration, please contact Jennifer Clark at 650/372-6765.

About Key3Media

NetWorld+Interop is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc. is the world's leading producer of information technology tradeshows and conferences, serving more than 6,000 exhibiting companies and 1.5 million attendees through 60 events in 18 countries. Key3Media's products range from the IT industry's largest exhibitions such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information about Key3Media, visit

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