Utility Products Magazine Announces Conference

Utility Products magazine, published by Tulsa-based PennWell Corporation, has announced the launch of a new annual trade show for the utility industry. The Utility Products Conference and Exposition, which will premier in San Diego on Feb. 3-5, 2009, will cater to the electric power, phone,communications, CATV, and water/wastewater markets.

The Utility Products Conference and Expo will bring the pages of Utility Products magazine to life by offering educational opportunities and product demonstrations for the electric power, telecom, CATV and water utility workers served monthly by the magazine.

The Utility Products Conference and Expo fills a void in the market by offering an annual event where electric, water, telecom and CATV contractors, linemen, maintenance workers and other personnel can receive continuing education, hands-on training, product demos and job opportunities. Attendees will enjoy educational seminars, product demonstrations on multiple stages, indoor and outdoor exhibits, a job fair and entertainment.

“We are providing the hands-on worker with practical solutions to their everyday problems,” said Michal Grossman, publisher of Utility Products. “By having a smaller and more intimate event, it will allow attendees to be a part of product demonstrations, workshops and conferences while providing them an exhibit floor with companies that can present them with solutions and products for the workplace. Networking, as well as job/career education and training will be more advantageous at The Utility Products Conference and Exposition.”

“We plan to make this a one-stop-shop for all utility-related products and information. By having this annual event, workers in the industry will be able to keep abreast and up-to-date of new technologies, products and education within the industry,” said Grossman.

Utility Products magazine, acquired by PennWell Corporation in May 20007, and the new Utility Products Conference and Exposition, join a host of well-established PennWell-owned information resources, including the 86-year old Electric Light & Power magazine, Utility Automation & Engineering T&D magazine, and the DistribuTECH/TransTECH Conference and Exhibition, which serves engineers in the electric power transmission and distribution and water utility segments.

PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water and wastewater, renewable, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, converting, nanotechnology, fire, emergency services and dental.

Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey, Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China.

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