EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1644 - October 17, 2007     2 of 6

eBay's Justus to Keynote at Internet Merchant Association Conference

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The Internet Merchants Association (IMA) is hosting its second annual conference for Internet merchants in Las Vegas on March 3 - 5, 2008. eBay Senior Vice President of Auctions Philipp Justus will present the opening keynote address, and other speakers include representatives from Google, and ChannelAdvisor.

Educational sessions include such topics as search-engine optimization (SEO), branding, keywords, front-end systems, back-end systems, advertising, building customer loyalty and other ways to grow Internet businesses.

The conference is presented in conjunction with the ASD/AMD trade shows, which are comprised of three separate shows covering wholesale merchandise in the gift, jewelry, variety, discount, and general merchandise categories with over 3,500 companies in 8,000-plus booths.

Early bird registration for the IMA conference is open now and is $199 for members and $349 for non-members good through December 31, 2007.

The Internet Merchants Association (IMA) is a nonprofit (501c6) trade association founded in November 2006 for companies involved in Internet commerce.

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