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DIGITAL EQUIPMENT SETS DECWORLD '92 PLANS FOR BOSTON

 DIGITAL EQUIPMENT SETS DECWORLD '92 PLANS FOR BOSTON
 BOSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation


President Kenneth H. Olsen announced today with Mayor Raymond L. Flynn that Digital would hold DECWORLD '92, its customer symposium and solutions conference, in Boston's World Trade Center April 27 to May 15, 1992.
 The multi-million dollar program, last staged in Boston in 1990, is expected to draw about 25,000 invited executives from some of the world's most prestigious organizations. DECWORLD '92 is expected to inject some $40 million into the local economy, according to Patrick Moscaritolo, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor Bureau. With nearly 200,000 participants at DECWORLD programs held around the world since 1983, the program is considered one of the most pre-eminent single company events in any industry.
 Commenting on today's announcement at the World Trade Center, Digital President Kenneth H. Olsen said, "This will be one of the most important events in our history. Since the 1990 DECWORLD, we've improved and expanded virtually our entire line of products and services with open technology, services and business practices. Open computing has caught on in the industry, and Digital is clearly in the lead.
 "We will have a very impressive line up of products from personal computing to supercomputing along with all of the networking, service and support offerings to demonstrate and talk about."
 He characterized DECWORLD as "one of the most rewarding marketing investments the company makes. Customers, prospects and our own sales organization learn and experience the best solutions to business problems available from Digital and hundreds of our business partners who are an integral part of the strategy."
 Mayor Flynn said that Digital's decision to hold DECWORLD '92 at the World Trade Center "reflects Boston's international reputation as one of the premier cities for education, research and high technology as well as one of the most historic cities in America. DECWORLD '92 will provide a significant boost to Boston's economy and further our continuing efforts to attract business and investment in Boston."
 John Drew, president of the World Trade Center, said, "We are absolutely delighted that Digital decided to return to the World Trade Center. The importance of DECWORLD to the hospitality and transportation industries here in the Boston area is enormous. We look forward to working with Digital, state and city government and various arms of our local travel and tourism industry to assure another hugely successful conference."
 Deborah Nicholls, engineering planning manager for Digital and DECWORLD '92 chairperson, said the program will focus on customers' business needs and provide proof points of the company's "Open Advantage" service, business practices and technology strategies.
 She added that nearly 5,000 Digital employees will have some responsibilities in shaping and staging DECWORLD. "In addition to what it does for our customers, DECWORLD has become an important positive rallying call for all of our employees as well. It's an event that we've always been proud of."
 She added that the program will take over the entire 120,000-square- foot exhibition hall and all of the available conference areas at the World Trade Center, in addition to an estimated 45,000 room nights at the leading Boston hotels where scores of other meetings and events will also be held.
 DECWORLD will be organized around the industries represented by the customers and prospects. Solution workshops, seminars, exposition visits and technology demonstrations will be offered in customized tracks to meet each participant's business objectives.
 Digital Equipment Corporation, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor computing. Digital and its partners deliver the power to use the best integrated solutions -- from desktop to data center -- in open information environments.
 DECWORLD PROGRAM CHRONOLOGY
 DATE CENTRAL SITE
 August, 1983 Boston
 December, 1984 Boston
 September, 1985 Cannes, France
 February, 1986 Boston
 September, 1986 Cannes, France
 August, 1987 Boston
 September, 1988 Cannes, France
 July, 1990 Boston
 August, 1990 Canberra, Australia
 September, 1990 Cannes, France
 November, 1990 Tokyo
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 NOTE: DECWORLD is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph D. Codispoti of Digital Equipment Corporation, 508-493-6767, or May Seto of the World Trade Center, 617-439-5096/
 (DEC) CO: Digital Equipment Corporation ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU:


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