Showbiz: Coming This Month

SAN FRANCISCO (01/04/2000) - Showcase 2000Jan. 25 to 27, Palm Springs, Price: $1,995Target Audience: Industry analysts, software execs and VCsExpected Attendance: 750Former ABC tech reporter Gina Smith and more than 125 eager developers present a slick parade of new Internet software to the assembled cynics. With its mix of TV show glitz and serious CEO schmooze, this annual event is a good place for anyone in the biz to scope out top prospects for this year's hot products and trends.

Glitz: LLL

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Schmooze: ttt

Internet Taxation

Jan. 26 to 27, Arlington, Va.

Price: $995 to $1,495

Target Audience: E-business CFOs and strategistsExpected Attendance: 50 to 75This Beltway-based conference should provide a timely opportunity to discuss e-business tax issues with federal, state and local government officials and others doing business online. You'll also hear the latest from the Advisory Commission on E-Commerce, which Congress created to produce recommendations on e-commerce and tax policy. Topics will include the Internet Tax Freedom Act, taxes vs. Internet growth, corporate tax strategies and the impact of online taxation on state and local revenue.

Glitz: L

Utility: ::::

Schmooze: tt

Springboard 2000: Women's Venture Capital ForumJan. 27, Redwood City, Calif.www.springboard2000.orgPrice: $650; by invitation onlyTarget Audience: Tech investorsExpected Attendance: 400Sit in on this one to observe 25 women who run life science and information technology startups pitching to more than 300 corporate, angel and venture investors. Each presenter will be seeking from $1 million to $15 million or more in seed, first- and second-round investments.

Glitz: L

Utility: :::

Schmooze: tt

Jupiter Online Health Forum

Jan. 26 to 27, Orlando, Fla.

Price: $1,790

Target Audience: Health-care and e-business execsExpected Attendance: 800C. Everett Koop keynotes this event focused on the $1 trillion consumer online health market. Industry execs and analysts will gather to discuss key issues and trends, including privacy, partnering, profitability and technology.

Glitz: LL

Utility: ::

Schmooze: tttt

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