SemanticWeb.com is pleased to welcome a new member of the family. The parent company of this site and of the Semantic Technology ("SemTech") Conference series announced today that it has acquired the European Semantic Technology Conference and trade show ("ESTC") from Semantic Technology Institute International ("STI International"). STII will remain involved in the event, including the steering committee of Alexander Wahler and John Davies. The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“The ESTC acquisition when combined with our ownership of SemTech San Francisco and our planned SemTech London and SemTech Washington, DC this year means that Mediabistro is now the dominant provider of trade shows and conferences in the rapidly evolving field of the Semantic Web,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc. “We anticipate running the European Semantic Technology Conference in Germany or Austria starting in 2012 while also adding a soon to be announced Asian version for a total of five annual SemTech trade shows. At the same time, we are rapidly expanding coverage of daily news and analysis of the Semantic Web with our fast growing blog, www.SemanticWeb.com."
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