bims 2014The annual SIIA Previews event will be held during the the new Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) conference—the Business Information and Media Summit (BIMS)—which is is coming to Miami, Florida on November 10-12. The conference brings together all three of the SIIA content divisions: CISD, ABM, and SIPA.

The 2014 SIIA Previews are now open for submissions by early stage companies from around the world who want the opportunity to present their businesses to a panel of key decision-makers in the information industry. Again, Newstex President Larry Schwartz is the Chairman of the SIIA Previews, and this year, Newstex Managing Director of Global Business Development Michael Ellis joins the SIIA Previews committee bringing international companies into the mix.

About SIIA Previews

SIIA Previews is an annual event showcasing the most innovative companies that are transforming the information industry. Companies are invited to apply to present at BIMS, to over 400 leaders from the business information and media industries including CEOs, COOs, presidents, and division heads of global and mid-sized information, publishing, and media companies as well as managing partners from top private equity firms.

Many companies that have presented at past SIIA Previews events have secured funding, strategic partnerships, new customers, and more as a result. To date, over 100 companies have presented during the Previews program at SIIA Conferences. Some notable accomplishments from prior SIIA Previews presenting companies include:

  • Pubget: was acquired by SIIA Member company Copyright Clearance Center
  • Associated Content: closed $6 Million in Series C Funding
  • FeeDisclosure: purchased by Bankrate
  • Generate, Inc.: purchased by Dow Jones
  • Keibi Technologies: purchased by Lithium Technologies

How to Apply to Present at SIIA Previews 2014

B2B content, information, and media companies (including publishers, aggregators, and technology plays) that have under $10M in revenue can apply to present. All SIIA Previews application submissions must be made from companies that provide content or content technology products or services, have received no more than a Series A round of financing, generate no more than $10 million in sales, and have actual customers.

For companies selected to present at SIIA Previews 2014, the fee to present, attend, and exhibit is $995 (a discount off the total value of $2,995) and includes the presentation fee and a conference pass for the presenter to attend the Summit with additional passes available for purchase at $495 per person, which is a special rate only available to Previews presenting companies.

In addition, presenting companies will receive a hightop exhibit space with a monitor, wi-fi access, table top, and draping for the entire conference, which gives BIMS attendees attendees the opportunity to learn more about the presenting companies. Presenting companies are encouraged to create a self-running demo to play at their exhibit spaces throughout the Summit, so they can walk around and network.

If you’d like to present at the 2014 SIIA Previews, just follow the link to apply. The timeline is shown below so you don’t miss any key dates.

  • September 12 – Application Deadline
  • September 15 – First Round Judging
  • September 29-Oct 3 – Second Round Judging
  • Oct 20-24 – Final Coaching Round
  • Nov 10-12, 2014 – Showtime! Final Presentations

The Newstex team will be at BIMS in November, and we hope to see you there! SIIA is offering special early bird registration discount conference passes through September 12th, so get yours soon if you want the discount. After September 12th, the discount will be gone but you’ll still be able to purchase conference passes at full price.