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E-Canada: Governments Working Together to Serve Canadians; Technology in Government Week Announces Name Change and 2003 Theme.

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GTEC Week 2003


The producers of Technology in Government Week are pleased to announce a name change for the annual event that focuses on harnessing the tremendous power of IT to improve government operations and service delivery in the Canadian public sector. Formerly known as Technology in Government Week, the newly-renamed GTEC Week event marks an important step in bringing together public sector managers and top technical minds by capitalizing on the strong recognition of the GTEC brand in the marketplace. The three-day event will be held October 6-9 at the Ottawa Congress Centre and Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada.

"GTEC Week is the most significant Canadian event of the year devoted to celebrating, learning, networking, and advancing the body of knowledge on the management of information and the use of innovative technologies to improve government operations and public service delivery," said Jim Povec, General Manager, GTEC Week. He added, "For more than 10 years, our audience has identified the event as GTEC and this official name change reflects the strong positioning of the event and that brand in the market."

The 2003 theme, E-Canada: Governments Working Together To Serve Canadians, will focus on the next step in the use of information technology in the public sector -- to create a seamless service delivery platform between the various levels of government.

GTEC Week is composed of four major elements:

Distinction Awards Program and Gala -- October 6

Recognizing excellence and leadership in the management of information and information technology in the public sector, the Distinction Awards Gala brings together senior government and industry representatives for an evening of celebration.

The Three-Day Professional Development Forum -- October 6-8

Comprises five world-class keynote presentations, and over 50 educational sessions. The Forum has become the annual meeting place for federal, provincial, and municipal government personnel from across the country and around the world, who come to share their knowledge and experiences in e-government policies, infrastructure, and management, and learn from industry leaders and experts about the latest developments in e-government products and services.

GTEC Exhibition -- October 7-8

The largest e-government showcase in Canada, featuring over 600 exhibits of the latest e-government products and services, and where governments from around the world proudly display and demonstrate their innovative e-government solutions. The two-day show also features hundreds of companies from Canada, the United States, and abroad that offer cutting-edge information management solutions for government. Now in its eleventh year, GTEC has sold out each year since its inception.

The Special Workshops Program -- October 9

Composed of four one-day educational workshops that are offered separately from the Professional Development Forum, these Special Workshops focus upon specific topics selected because of their relevance and importance to the public sector at this time. This year's topics include: Security, Government On Line, E-Health Service Delivery and E-Government Policy Forum.

For more details about GTEC Week, please visit For more information about GTEC Week 2003, please contact Bernie Colterman at or Jo-Anne Baxter at

About Medialive International, Inc.

(formerly Key3Media Group (OTCBB:KMEDQ))

Medialive International, Inc. produces information technology tradeshows and conferences. Medialive International, Inc.'s products range from the IT industry's largest exhibitions such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information, visit

About Thomas Weisel Capital Partners

Thomas Weisel Capital Partners is the merchant banking affiliate of the investment firm Thomas Weisel Partners LLC. TWCP's flagship fund, Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, L.P., is a $1.3 billion private equity fund with backing from leading institutional investors and a current portfolio of over 30 companies primarily focused in the growth sectors of the economy, including media and communications, information technology and healthcare.

Certain matters discussed in this release are "forward-looking statements," including statements about Medialive's future results, plans, goals and other events of Medialive International, Inc. (formerly known as Key3Media Group, Inc.) which have not yet occurred. These statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can find many (but not all) of these statements by looking for words like "will," "may," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans" and "estimates" and for similar expressions. Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause Medialive's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions generally and in the information technology industry in particular; the timing of Medialive's events and their popularity with exhibitors, sponsors and attendees; technological changes and developments; intellectual property rights; competition; capital expenditures; and factors impacting Medialive's international operations. On February 3, 2003, Key3Media Group, Inc. voluntarily filed for protection and reorganization under the federal bankruptcy code as a result of declining operating profits caused in part by the persistent difficulties experienced by participants in the IT industry and the related reductions in IT marketing budgets, a general downturn in the economy and the continuing adverse consequences of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the travel industry which have been further negatively impacted by the commencement of hostilities in Iraq during March 2003. Each of these developments have and will continue to adversely affect participation and attendance at Key3Media's events, although we are not able to quantify or reliably estimate the future impact that these matters may have on our businesses, results of operations or financial condition. The section entitled "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2003, filed by Key3Media with the SEC, and the sections entitled "Item 1. Business - Certain Factors That May Affect our Businesses" and "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, filed by Key3Media with the SEC contain important cautionary statements and a discussion of many of the factors that could materially affect the accuracy of Key3Media's forward-looking statements and/or adversely affect its business, results of operations and financial position. These statements and discussions, as well as any others contained in Key3Media's other SEC public filings, are incorporated herein by reference. Medialive does not plan to update any forward-looking statements.

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