Package deal for LinuxWorld and BrainShare

By   |  April 11, 2005

Novell and Exhibitions for Africa have announced the collocation of LinuxWorld and BrainShare, along with a special offer for delegates that intend to attend both conferences, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre between the 17th and 18th of May, and 19th and 20th of May respectively.

Separately, the conferences would cost attendees R2400 for LinuxWorld and R2850 for BrainShare. \”Through this special offer however, attendees to both conferences will be eligible for a R1450 discount, with the combined price reduced to R3800,\” explains Aldean Prior, conference director of Exhibitions for Africa.

The decision to integrate the two conferences stems from the fact that both conferences are very complimentary and will largely deal with the same topic matter, namely Linux and open source.

\”It made massive sense for us to get together with Exhibitions for Africa and combine the two conferences since users and business people interested in making the move to Linux will receive a massive amount of value from attending both conferences,” says Trish Barwick, channel and marketing manager at Novell South Africa.

Barwick says the value of attending both conferences is only bolstered by the fact that this year\’s BrainShare will focus strongly on Novell\’s Linux arsenal, consisting of Novell Linux Desktop 9, Open enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 and the various value added services the company has made available to its customers on the Linux platform.

\”Combined, the conference programmes will stretch over four days, delivering valuable content that features the top speakers in the Linux and open source worlds, interesting presentations centring on both technology and business issues, and valuable hands on workshops for the more technically minded,\” Barwick says.

\”It would be a pity for delegates to have to choose between the two conferences,\” Barwick says. \”With this special offer and the conferences collocated, we believe LinuxWorld will have a record turnout for its first year and BrainShare will surpass the expectations of those who attended last year,\” she concludes.

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