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Market Analysts Square Off in Summit Conference Finale

Ten leading market and technology analysts will come together in the final session of the Projection Summit Conference, prior to the start of InfoComm in Orlando, FL, to present their views on projection industry market opportunities and to discuss and debate worldwide prospects for projection and big-screen displays.

The International Communications Industries Association has thrown its weight behind the session by integrating the analyst review, held at its annual InfoComm press conference along with the forecast and market sessions of the Projection Summit Conference. As a result, analysts from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. will be on hand to assess the big picture and delve into the details of high-growth opportunities.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2003, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL.

"We look at this event as the climax of the Projection Summit Conference," said Chuck McLaughlin, session moderator and co-organizer of the summit. "After spending a day and a half immersed in the details and challenges of the projection industry segments and value chain, Monday afternoon will give us all a chance to see just how big the opportunities are. We will also hear the views of big-screen, flat-panel experts."

The session will kick off with an overview of analysts' worldwide forecasts, highlighting areas of agreement and controversy. A lively debate will follow. Critical issues for discussion include growth of the presentation projection market, competitive balance with flat panels, large AMLCD vs. plasma flat panels, and crossover sales into home markets. Analysts from Pacific Media Associates, Decision Tree Consulting, Techno Systems Research, and DisplaySearch present and defend their positions.

The focus of the session will then shift to detailed reviews of targets of opportunity. A series of brief presentations will deal with special geographic opportunities in Japan and Europe, and with videoconferencing, home theater, houses of worship, and AV channel trends. Those nvolved include analysts from Wainhouse, iSuppli/Stanford Resources, QuixelResearch, TFCinfo, InterConnection, and Cleverdis.

"We think we are providing a unique opportunity at the summit for industry leaders and the press to get a broad range of opinions from a diverse group of market analysts," said Chris Chinnock, Projection Summit co-organizer. "It's a great way to ask questions and debate controversial issues."

A preliminary agenda for Projection Summit 03 is viewable at:

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