Newt Gingrich To Keynote Penton Media's NanoBusiness Spring 2002 And Participate in CEO Roundtable Discussions

Premiere Event Focused on Nanotechnoloy To Be Launched May 19 - 21 in New York City

DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2002-- Penton Media (NYSE: PME, today announced that Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the opening keynote address at the launch of its NanoBusiness Spring 2002 conference, to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from May 19 - 21.

In addition to his keynote address on Monday, May 20th at 10 am, Speaker Gingrich will also participate in a highly-charged roundtable discussion with a select gathering of CEOs in attendance at the event.

As the honorary chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance (Penton Media's partner in producing NanoBusiness Spring), Newt Gringrich has been Washington, D.C's most vocal supporter of nanotechnology, and has recommended that the National Science Foundation triple their $4.5 billion annual budget to support education and research.

"For nanotechnology to reach its full potential, there must be full support from our nation's policy and governmental leaders," said Megan Forrester, Senior Vice President, Penton Media. "The industry is fortunate to have a brilliant leader such as Newt Gingrich championing its cause, and we're equally fortunate to have his support of NanoBusiness Spring 2002."

During his keynote address, Speaker Gingrich will share his views on the importance of nanotechnology on America's future, and its impact on medicine, technology, manufacturing, the environment and the economy. Following his presentation, an exclusive group of CEOs will have the opportunity to meet with Speaker Gingrich to discuss issues that face their companies and this fast changing industry. In all, these events will provide an atmosphere for making high level contacts and networking.

For information on participating in the CEO roundtable, please contact Mary Warley, Email Contact. For general event information, as well as registration, please visit

About Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is the CEO of The Gingrich Group, an Atlanta-based communications and management-consulting firm, and serves as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is currently a political analyst for the Fox News Channel. Newt also serves on the Advisory Board of the Museum of the Rockies.

A highly sought after public speaker and world-renowned strategist, Gingrich served as a Member of Congress for twenty years and as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. He is widely recognized as the chief architect of the Republican Contract with America and the key strategist and leader behind the1994 Republican victory, which created the first GOP majority in Congress in forty years, and the 1996 and 1998 victories that retained that majority for the first time in 74 years.

In 1995, Speaker Gingrich was named Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for leading the Republican revolution in the U.S. Congress.

About Penton Media

Penton Media (NYSE: PME - news) is a leading, global business-to-business media company that produces market-focused magazines, trade shows and conferences, and Web sites. Penton's integrated media portfolio serves the following industries: Internet/broadband; information technology; electronics; natural products; food/retail; manufacturing; design/engineering; supply chain; aviation; government/compliance; mechanical systems/construction; and leisure/hospitality. For more information, visit

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