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LARGEST SUN GATHERING IN NORTH AMERICA DRAWS 7,800 ATTENDEES AT THE PREMIERE OF SUNWORLD EXPO '92

 LARGEST SUN GATHERING IN NORTH AMERICA DRAWS
 7,800 ATTENDEES AT THE PREMIERE OF SUNWORLD EXPO '92
 FRAMINGHAM, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest Sun gathering in North America attracted 7,800 users, buyers and developers of Sun, SPARC and Solaris-based workstation technology at the premiere of SunWorld '92.
 "The show was phenomenal and exceeded all of our expectations," said Cherif Moujabber, president of World Expo Corporation, the show's producer. "We have succeeded in positioning SunWorld as the number one Sun show in the industry."
 Scott McNealy, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems delivered the keynote address entitled, "Turning PCs into Workstations: Promises, Promises." His standing-room-only session drew more than 1,200 attendees with six additional video monitors broadcasting his keynote live to the exhibit floor.
 Bob Duncan, president and CEO of SPARC International, delivered the opening remarks and commented that "This is the most important show of the year to SPARC International."
 More than 150 leading manufacturers and suppliers of SUN, SPARC and Solaris products exhibited at the show including Sun Microsystems Computer, SunSoft, SunPro, Sun Educational Services, Sun Express, SPARC International, Andataco, Auspex Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intergraph and Prime Computer.
 Exhibitors were reported pleased with the quality and quantity of attendees who visited SunWorld; a total of 80 percent of exhibitors at the show rebooked space for the 1993 event.
 In addition to the exhibition, SunWorld '92 featured one day of in-depth tutorials followed by three days of general conference sessions which attracted more than 400 visitors.
 SunWorld Expo was held April 6-9, 1992 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
 The show is produced by World Expo Corporation (WEC), an International Data Group company. WEC is a leading producer of high- quality professional events exclusively for the information technology industry. WEC currently produces more than 65 events in 21 countries including MACWORLD Expo, ComNet, Object World and CD-ROM Expo.
 The show was sponsored by SunWorld, the Magazine for Advanced Systems Computing.
 SunWorld '93 will return May 11-13, 1993 at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.
 Other SunWorld '92 shows scheduled this year include SunWorld '92/Tokyo, Aug. 26-28, 1992 at the Nippon Convention Center, Tokyo, Japan; SunWorld '92/UK, Sept. 22-24, 1992 at the National Exhibition Centre, Brimingham, England; SunWorld Fall '92/Toronto, Nov. 2-3, 1992 at the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario; and SunWorld '92/Germany, Nov. 18-19, 1992 at the Rhein Main Hallen, Wiesbaden, Germany.
 For information on any of the SunWorld shows, please call Bonnie O'Connor at World Expo Corporation at 508-879-6700.
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