CO -LOCATION OF THE UPnP EUROPEAN SUMMIT AND THE Net -atHome2003 SHOW

Hosted and produced by Homega Research, these 2 events will be held during the same week and at the same location on the French Riviera: Sofitel Royal Casino Hotel, Cannes Mandelieu.

July 25, 2003 - Sophia Antipolis, France. Homega Research is proud to announce the co -location of Net -atHome2003 (Oct. 30 & 31) and of the UPnP Fall Summit (Oct. 28 & 29). Hosted and produced by Homega Research, these 2 events will be held during the same week and at the same location on the French Riviera: Sofitel Royal Casino Hotel, Cannes Mandelieu.


The UpnP™ Summit will highlight the ongoing progress in the development and certification of UPnP devices, as well as the future direction of UPnP technology that will be based on a profile of the broader Web Services specifications. Attendees will learn the steps to develop, design and certify UPnP devices, and the Summit will include technical tracks discussing UpnP v1 development tools and products, as well as the benefits that arise from alignment with Web services in the next version of UPnP technology. There will also be marketing tracks that highlight UPnP business opportunities.

"We are delighted to take part in the Net -atHome™2003 whole week dedicated to the connected home markets produced by Homega Research. The co -location of the Net -atHome™2003 show and the UPnP™ Fall Summit will create a great synergy between the key players in the field and provide the UPnP™ members with both UPnP™ focused information and a strategic and comprehensive knowledge about the connected home markets" states Karen Stash, President of UPnP Implementers Corporation.

"We are truly excited about the co -location of the Net -atHome2003 Show and the UPnP Fall Summit" adds Karine Valin, General Manager of Homega Research. "The Net -atHome program offers a great venue to hear about the latest happenings in the connected home markets and network with worldwide pears. The two events will definitely offer even greatest opportunities to attendees" adds Karine Valin, General Manager of Homega Research.

About the UPnP Summit
The UPnP Summit will highlight the ongoing progress in the development and certification of UPnP devices, as well as the future direction of UPnP technology that will be based on a profile of the broader Web Services specifications. Attendees will learn the steps to develop, design and certify UPnP devices, and the Summit will include technical tracks discussing UPnP v1 development tools and products, as well as the benefits that arise from using a profile of Web services as the next version of UPnP technology. There will also be marketing tracks that highlight UPnP business opportunities. Attendance at this event costs E250.

About Net -atHome2003
Now in its 6th Year, Net -atHome - the premier & largest Conference & Exhibition in its field in Europe - is breaking new ground by hosting a whole week dedicated to the connected home markets
- Oct. 27 to 29: A 3 -day business & technology tour to the most innovative and successful pilot programs in Europe
- Oct. 29: An intensive & comprehensive pre -conference workshop assessing the state -of -the -art and perspectives for the European, Asian and North -American markets
- Oct. 30 & 31: The premier & largest Conference & Exhibition in Europe covering Technologies & Services for the Home

About Homega Research
Homega Research is the Division of Sigma Consultants specialized in the field of Technologies and Services for the home. It has developed its activities from the expertise and experience Sigma has acquired in this domain since the company's creation in 1984. Homega Research is proud to have succeeded in building a long -standing reputation for quality, efficiency and professionalism for all its services: technology assessment, market research, and business events.

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