Everything Channel's Chief Executive Officer, Robert Faletra, to Speak on December 15 at the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor Conference, Sharing Insights on Merger and Acquisition Trends in the Media Industry

Dec 9, 2008

Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today announced that Robert Faletra, Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor conference on December 15 at the Hudson Theatre at Millennium Broadway in New York City. Faletra will serve as an expert on the "Future Direction of Corporate Acquirers -- The Year Ahead" panel along with Dr. Shri Thanedar, Chairman of Azopharma Product Development Services Inc.; T. J. Grewal, Vice President Corporate Development, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; and Robert M. Shaughnessy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Traxis, B.V. David M. Grinberg, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips will moderate the panel.

The conference will focus on current issues, financial trends and career-enhancing strategies for professionals looking to expand their companies through mergers and acquisitions. The program will address strategies for planning "the perfect acquisition," structuring deals in the lower end of the middle market, creative ways to successfully finance deals and post-merger techniques for integrating technology and employees.

In 2008, Faletra spearheaded two acquisitions for Everything Channel. In February, the company acquired Gartner's Vision Events giving the Channel further international reach and the ability to connect those who sell and buy through the Channel. In June, Everything Channel also acquired Next Level, adding analytics, sales management programs and marketing services that drive incremental revenue for Channel customers, making Everything Channel the first media company to offer technology sales support and a "Complete Channel Solution."

"It's been a very exciting year for Everything Channel," said Faletra. "We have transformed and grown our business through acquisitions, partnerships as well as organic initiatives and our portfolio continues to evolve to meet the needs of our audiences. I am looking forward to sharing our M&A experience at the conference."

Faletra is an innovative businessman and one of the top authorities in the technology marketplace. He is recognized as the voice of and for the Channel and is highly sought after by both start-up firms as well as large well established companies to help them conceptualize and build strategic channel initiatives, while analysts look to Faletra for the pulse of the technology marketplace. Since taking on the leadership of Everything Channel in 2001, Faletra conceptualized and launched numerous successful new businesses including the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED) and online services including a workflow tool that helps create proposals and configure technology solutions (eXalt's multi-vendor workflow tool); a promotions tool to manage incentives (MTC Performance's spiff solutions); and a business growth and management tool (M&A Forum).

An early adopter of the Internet, Faletra pushed the company into the online world in the early 1990's and was instrumental in driving United Business Media's transformation from a print publisher to a full service supplier of integrated media and other services. A professional journalist who chronicled the formation of the high tech industry from its earliest days, Faletra has won numerous awards, including FOLIO: 40. Faletra a member of the United Business Media's board and also serves on the board of directors for high-tech start-up eXalt Solutions based in Cambridge, MA. In addition, he serves in an advisory role to many small companies looking for expertise in building their indirect sales channels. Faletra is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

For additional information on the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor conference, go to: http://www.maadvisor.com/. For additional information on Everything Channel, go to: http://www.everythingchannel.com/.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop-shop for accessing, enabling and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with an unparallel audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels. Through innovative sales and marketing solutions, Everything Channel arms the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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