SIIA Global Information Industry Summit, 9-11 SEPTEMBER 2008 •  ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL •  LONDON

Once again, I"ve been drafted to help put together a new SIIA Previews event, this time in London at the Global Information Industry Summit ("GIS").

We are looking for innovative, early-stage content companies — publishers and other content creators, aggregators and technology plays — to apply for the chance to present before an audience of potential business partners, customers, investors, acquirers, and other industry influencers at the 3rd annual SIIA Global Information Industry Summit, 9-11 September, in London.

This Summit is produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading global association for the digital content and software industries.

Call for Company details; note the deadline to apply is 27 June and there is no fee to submit your application.

I invite you to encourage relevant companies in your network to apply. Any questions? Please email me –


  1. All
    company presentations must be delivered by the company Managing
    Director, Founder, Chief Executive, President or Chairman. All
    submissions must be made for companies that provide content, software
    or content/software technology products or services, have received no
    more than a Series A round of financing, generate no more than 10
    million euro in sales, and have actual customers.
  2. Our committee of industry experts will review all
    submissions and select semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be notified
    by 11 July, 2008.
  3. Each Semi-finalist will make a virtual presentation to our
    committee, who will select the Presenting Companies and alternates.
    Presenting Companies will be notified by 31 July, 2008. To participate
    as a presenting company, a fee of $895 must be paid 5 August, 2008. The
    fee includes two full conference registrations.

Benefits for Semi-finalist Companies:

  1. Each
    Semi-finalist company senior executive will receive guidance from an
    SIIA member or staff to help in the preparation prior to delivering
    his/her presentation before our committee
  2. Each Semi-finalist company will receive feedback from our committee

In addition to the above, each presenting company will receive the following benefits:

  1. An
    invitation to present a 5-minute company pitch (followed by 5 minutes
    Q&A) before the SIIA Global Information Industry Summit attendees.

  2. A temporary exhibit table to network with attendees.
    (Exhibit table will be provided during the conference break that
    immediately follows each group of company presentations.)
  3. Corporate profile and primary contact information in the SIIA Global Information Industry Summit. Program or addendum.
  4. Corporate profile listed on the SIIA Global Information Industry Summit website.
  5. Two
    full conference registrations to attend the SIIA Global Information
    Industry Summit which includes all conference activities for a deeply
    discounted rate of $895.