GlobalSpec Advances Industrial B2B Desktop Commerce and Networking

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Targeted Online Interactive Tradeshow/Conference Events Feature the Latest
News, Products and Industry Trends from the Convenience of a Desktop

Troy, NY — 1/21/2010 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading
specialized search engine, information resource and e-publishing company for
the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced that
it will be expanding its successful online e-events business by launching 40
diversified events, targeted for professionals within the industrial sector.

These one-day, live and extended 30-day on-demand events are highly
interactive, connecting a worldwide community of OEM suppliers and their
target market of technical professionals to conduct commerce and benefit
from interactive learning, knowledge sharing and networking. The 40 e-events
to be held include diverse fields of engineering and technology, including
plant and facilities engineering; medical equipment design; industrial
automation; machine tools & metal working; sensors & switches; fluid power;
motion control; electronic product design; test & measurement; design &
analysis software; and alternative & renewable energy.

For attendees, GlobalSpec e-events offer a targeted opportunity to learn
about new products, technology and applications from leading manufacturers
and gain important and valuable knowledge on news and developments relevant
to their industry and profession – all from their desktop. These e-events
allow participants to benefit from the latest news and trends, delivered
from keynote speakers who are experts in their respective industries;
experience the latest technology solutions; and participate in live
question-and-answer sessions with speakers. They also have the ability to
conduct online interactive chat and business card exchange with supplier
representatives to learn more about the latest products and services and
network and collaborate with other attendees within the online environment.

Feedback from recent GlobalSpec e-events demonstrates the value of these
online tradeshow/conference events for attendees. Post-event surveys show
that 94% of attendees feel that the online event experience is a positive
one, and 95% would attend another GlobalSpec online event.

For exhibitors, GlobalSpec events bring together their target audience of
influential engineering, scientific and industrial decision makers, allowing
suppliers to conduct business, network, build relationships, demonstrate
products and share technical knowledge with their qualified audience. Pre-
and post-event marketing activities – via targeted email campaigns,
GlobalSpec e-newsletters and alerts, and other online channels – give
exhibitors strong market exposure within their target markets, while
detailed sales lead and brand exposure reporting supply a complete look at
attendee activity. GlobalSpec’s SpecSearchR-enabled clients are also able to
feature their online product catalogs and have prospects search for
components and manufacturing services by spec as part of their online
exhibits.

“For over a decade, GlobalSpec has been providing engineers and related
industrial professionals with breakthrough tools and resources designed to
help them efficiently source technical B2B products,” said GlobalSpec
Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Killeen. “The timing is now right for e-trade shows
in the B2B marketplace; virtual events which offer a new level of time, cost
and ROI efficiencies to both buyers and sellers. Much like the extension of
our highly successful specialized search engines and our e-newsletter
business, our expansion of our online events is a natural evolution of our
offerings – setting the standard and further positioning GlobalSpec as ‘the
place’ where this community gathers and conducts business.”

To learn more about GlobalSpec e-events, visit www.globalspec.com/events.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information
services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, technical and
industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search
engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, and
more than 60 e-newsletters – helping them search for and locate products and
services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content.
SpecSearchR, GlobalSpec’s trademarked search technology, allows users to
search by specification more than 185,000,000 parts in 2,300,000 product
families from more than 24,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec
offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion
and brand advertising platforms, including the GlobalSpec Industrial Ad
Network, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering
Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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