Workforce Performance 2006 Press Registration Now Open Online; Conference to Take Place September 9-13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Questex Media Group's Workforce Performance 2006, the world's leading event for organizations using learning, training, performance and knowledge management technologies and practices to develop workforce skills, engage customers and provide educational programs, today announced that press registration is now open online for media and analysts interested in attending. Workforce Performance 2006, formerly named TechLearn, will take place September 9-13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. There is no fee for media attendance.

To register online, go to http://surveys.questex.com/wfppress.

The exhibits showcase is open to media from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11 and 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12. Journalists interested in entering the tradeshow floor at an earlier time should contact Meryl Franzman at franzman@beyondwords.com or 617.739.1769 to make special arrangements.

The press office will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12; and 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13.

The keynote sessions will be delivered by the following knowledge and performance management thought leaders. Keynote sessions are also open to media attendance. Keynote speakers include:

-- Josh Bersin, principal of Bersin & Associates, will present "Learning and Performance Management: The Convergence Is Here" on Sunday, September 10 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

-- Dr. Michael G. Winston, executive vice president and chief leadership officer of Countrywide Financial Corp., will present "Breakthrough: Organizational Learning as an Agent of Execution" on Monday, September 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

-- Anthony Galie, motivational hypnotist and psychotherapist, will present "The Subconscious Aspects of Business" on Tuesday, September 12 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

-- Richard Chang, CEO of Richard Change Associates, Inc., will present "Learning and Performance: 2010 and Beyond" on Wednesday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

-- The event will also feature a visionary keynote panel entitled "Integrating Learning, Performance & Knowledge Management" on Tuesday, September 12 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Jason G. Fish, Workforce Performance conference chair and president, ELBD Services, Inc. Panel participants include: Terry Bickham, chief learning officer, U.S. Library of Congress; Karen Ughetta, director of Collaboration and Knowledge Imperatives, IBM; Joe DiDonato, executive vice president and chief technology learning officer, Countrywide Financial Corporation; and Tom Kelly, vice president, NetApp University (formerly vice president, Internet Learning Solutions Group, Cisco).

About the Workforce Performance Conference

Workforce Performance is the world's leading event for organizations using learning, training, performance and knowledge management technologies and practices to develop workforce skills, engage customers and provide educational programs. More than 800 international attendees are expected to attend the conference. Workforce Performance is the best place to analyze workforce skills and knowledge gaps, align the design and delivery of learning programs with business goals and objectives, develop programs to improve financial and operational performance, and connect with colleagues who understand the demands of today's changing workforce and the imperatives of improving human capital.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Workforce Performance is produced by Questex Media Group, Inc. (www.questex.com), a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and specialty services through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media and integrated marketing services. The company's properties include 23 trade publications, 50 websites, 25 conferences and tradeshows. Questex has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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