- Symposium to Take Place March 18, 2003 in New York -
NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With search prominently taking center
stage in the Internet industry, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Principal and
Senior Internet Analyst Safa Rashtchy is holding a key search seminar, Piper
Search Symposium: 2003 and Beyond, at the New York Palace Hotel Tues., March
18, 2003. This full-day event will feature senior management from nearly all
major search companies, including Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO, $19.19, #=), Google,
Overture Services Inc. (OVER, $16.45, #>), Lycos, Inc., AltaVista Company
(CMGI, $0.75, #>=), Inktomi Corporation (INKT, $1.63), Fast Search &
Transfer(TM) (FASRF, $0.86), LookSmart, Ltd. (LOOK, $1.97, #>), Ask Jeeves,
Inc. (ASKJ, $5.84, #>), FindWhat.com (FWHT, $8.77), and eSpotting.com.
The focus of the symposium is to provide a crash-course in the status of
search today and, more importantly, where search is going and how this
landscape is shaping. The symposium will have four intensive panel discussions
around the key search segments:
1) search destinations,
2) databases and search technologies,
3) monetization technologies, and
4) an advertiser's forum.
There will also be extensive discussions around the hottest topics in
search, such as: how do different search technologies stack up; what drives
increased relevancy; how will monetization impact search results; how big can
search marketing get; who are the likely winners and why? Below is the
current agenda for the symposium.
8:30 a.m. - Introduction
8:45 a.m. - Search Destinations
10:30 a.m. - Search Monetization
12:15 p.m. - Advertiser Forum- Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Algorithmic and Database Technologies
3 p.m. - Wrap-Up and Q & A
3:30 p.m. - Open Forum and Search Networking
Safa Rashtchy is a principal of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and a senior
research analyst focused on the Internet media and marketing sector. He
joined the Equity Research Department of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray as a
research analyst in 1997 and has published several technical papers and
presented at various industry conferences. Rashtchy has developed his
research coverage with a focus on online advertising, search and e-commerce
and related Internet services. In addition, Rashtchy was recently named to
the Wall Street Journal's "2002 Best on the Street" analyst survey and was
also a winner in Institutional Investor Magazine's "Home Run Hitters of 2001"
top stock pickers list. Rashtchy also consistently enjoys the top ranking for
his earnings accuracy, as compiled by Starmine.
Members of the media who are interested in attending the Piper Search
Symposium: 2003 and Beyond, please feel free to contact Dana Wade at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-277-1556. Clients should contact their U.S. Bancorp
Piper Jaffray account executive to sign up for this symposium. For more
information about the symposium go to www.gotoanalyst.com/ss .
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