PennWell, CIS Conference announce cross-marketing alliance

PennWell Corp. and CIS Conference have signed a cross-marketing agreement, which includes PennWell's Electric Light & Power, Utility Automation & Engineering T&D, Waterworld, Power Engineering International, DistribuTECH and PowerGen Europe will assist in marketing CIS Conference. CIS Conference, a premiere utility industry educational venue through the trademark of CIS Week, encompasses the CIS Executive Summit, CIS College, CIS Synergy Groups, and the annual conference itself...

TULSA, OK, Nov. 28, 2005 -- PennWell Corp. and CIS Conference have signed a cross-marketing agreement, which includes several of PennWell's leading utility publications, events, online publications and newsletters. Electric Light & Power, Utility Automation & Engineering T&D, Waterworld, Power Engineering International, DistribuTECH and PowerGen Europe will assist in marketing CIS Conference. CIS Conference, a premiere utility industry educational venue through the trademark of CIS Week, encompasses the CIS Executive Summit, CIS College, CIS Synergy Groups, and the annual conference itself.

Electric Light & Power, the leading business publication for electric and gas utility executives for more than 84 years, will become the official sponsoring print publication for CIS Conference. CIS Conference, in its 30th year, will take place May 1-5, 2006, in Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas, at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center.

"PennWell is very excited to form this alliance with CIS Conference, as there is much synergy between our publications and events. This will be a mutually satisfying arrangement in that all of our products and services will benefit," says Bob Smock, senior vice president of PennWell's Global Energy Group.

"CIS looks forward to working with PennWell in offering premium resources for the utility industry. As PennWell and CIS Conference are leaders in their fields, this alliance will be very satisfying and rewarding from an industry perspective," says Jerry Duvall, chief executive officer of CIS Conference, Inc.

Activities taking place during CIS Week include:
• CIS Executive Summit
• CIS College
• CIS Conference
• CIS Synergy Groups

The mission of CIS Conference, Inc. is to plan and deliver professional, unbiased, educational opportunities for the electric, gas, water/wastewater utilities, cooperatives and municipalities throughout North America and the world.

PennWell Corp. (www.pennwell.com) is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for many industries such as: electric power, gas, water, electronics, semiconductor, information technology, fire and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company has offices in Nashua, N.H., Houston, Texas, England, Hong Kong, China and other locations worldwide.

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