Publishers Show New Technology Advances in Lackluster Event
News: The European
Association of Directory Publishers (EADP) held its eighth-annual Conference
on Electronic Directories in Cannes, France, recently, completing the
"triple crown" of major Yellow Pages publishers' trade association meetings.
The event took place the week before the Cannes film festival. And with
the possible exception of the set, there was none of the anticipation
or excitement in the meeting rooms that existed on La Croisette.
The theme presented
to the 150 attendees from 20 countries was "Information Services on the
Move." It is a subject close to the hearts of European publishers because
of the ubiquity and advancements of wireless technology, which have outpaced
the U.S. However, little of the conference was about online services,
unfortunately, which left many in the audience disappointed.