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imageSource, Office World News, Office Furniture & Design Publications and ITEX Announce New Owner, Questex Media Group

7 Jun, 2007

imageSource, Office World News, Office Furniture & Design Publications and ITEX Announce New Owner, Questex Media Group

Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 7, 2007 – Imaging Network, a leading business-to-business multimedia marketing company serving the office products channel, announced today that it has been acquired by Questex Media Group, Inc. based in Newton, Mass. 

“This agreement is an excellent move forward for Imaging Network customers,” said Marc Spring, president and co-founder of Imaging Network. “While my partner and wife Barbara Bertani Spring and I weren’t actively looking for a buyer, Questex was interested and expressed to us a vision and strategy for the market that was completely consistent with ours, providing us the opportunity to continue to offer complete business information solutions for providers and users in the business and document solutions, office products, and design arena with access to customers and resources through their related businesses.  We are very excited about leveraging the strengths and resources of Questex media and market and InfoTrends research and data for all our customers,” added Spring.

“Imaging Network’s assets fit perfectly in our strategy to expand our offerings serving the business and document solutions market. Their leading publication imageSource and the ITEX tradeshow are highly-complementary to our market-leading ON DEMAND Digital Printing & Publishing Conference and Exposition, AIIM Expo and the client base we serve through InfoTrends, the world’s leading provider of market data, research and strategic advisory services to the business, document solutions and digital imaging markets,” said Kerry Gumas, Questex Media's president & CEO.

“The addition of Office World News and Office Furniture and Design publications to our portfolio provides us an additional audience channel for our clients in other markets to reach decision makers purchasing technology, systems and design for their businesses, and a source of important information for the 3 million small and mid-market business owners and executives we serve on the web, in print and face-to-face in other markets” added Gumas.

Spring remarked, “I am confident Imaging Network readers and advertisers will benefit immensely from this arrangement as we now have access to the data and services provided by InfoTrends and to tap into their resources when it comes to product development and execution.”

Imaging Network’s products include:

Entering its tenth year, imageSource (www.imagesourcemag.com) is the most widely read publication serving more than 24,000 highly-targeted subscribers who will sell more than $39 billion in document technology products. Published 12 times per year, imageSource is written for digital copier/printer dealers and companies providing document management and network and business solutions and focuses on industry trends and the products, technology and services available.

Office World News
In circulation since 1972, Office World News (www.officeworldnews.com) is the preferred magazine of office products dealers and is officially recognized by the National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) as their official magazine. Published six times each year, Office World News reaches over 19,000 industry professionals and office product resellers across the United States and focuses on business opportunities, new products, latest industry news and trends.

Office Furniture & Design
Office Furniture & Design (www.ofdmag.com) is the result of a powerful collaboration between the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) and Imaging Network. Published six times each year, Office Furniture & Design reaches more than 18,000 decision-making office furniture dealers and focuses on covering critical industry issues, trends, design ideas and concepts and best business practices. It is also the official publication of OFDA.

Custom Publishing
Customized Works (www.customizedworks.com) is the custom magazine division of Imaging Network. Custom publishing combines the marketing goals of a company with the information needs of its target audience. It allows customers, with the help of Imaging Network's design and editorial staff, to create a publication unique to their business with tailor-made graphics and stories to convey their sales message with clarity and credibility. To see the newest syndicated custom publication, Evolved Office, visit www.evolvedoffice.com.

Imaging Technology, Education & Exposition-- (www.itexshow.com) is the leading North American tradeshow for the document technology industry. The event, held annually in Las Vegas, features over 3,200 professionals and more than 250 vendors from some of the largest manufacturers and technology companies in document imaging and management.  In 2008, ITEX will be held February 21-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Executive to Executive (e2e) Conferences
The e2e meetings (www.e2emeetings.com) vision is to bring a new business environment that encourages modern strategies that streamline the introduction of manufacturers to the document technology dealer supply chain. Our committed team of professionals is dedicated to providing a truly exceptional one on one executive-to-executive experience in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

About Imaging Network
Imaging Network (www.imagingnetwork.com) is a leading business-to-business multimedia company which for over a decade has provided essential information to dealers and resellers in the office technology, office product and office furniture fields through its publications, websites and events. Imaging Network is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with offices in Colorado, Maryland and New Jersey.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.
Questex Media Group, Inc. (www.questex.com) is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial specialties and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services.  The company’s media properties include 81 trade magazines and eNewsletters, 84 websites, 45 conferences tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products generating revenues of more than $125 million annually. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group and 2 subsidiaries; InfoTrends, Inc., the world's leading strategic research and advisory services provider to the document management and communications industries; and McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Cedric Guillory, Imaging Network, 800-989-6077 ext 213 or cguillory@imagingnetwork.com
Michelle Mitchell, Questex Media Group, 216-706-3733 or mmitchell@questex.com

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