Interested in attending the Online Information Exhibition and Conference at the end of this month? Read on to find out more about what’s on offer…

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Online Information Exhibition and Conference, the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry, takes place 29 November – 1 December at The National Hall and Olympia Conference Centre, Olympia, London.  The event brings together thought leaders from around the world to face the opportunities and challenges of being an information professional today.

Exhibition Highlights

The Exhibition attracts thousands of people from all over the globe while boasting more than 150 international exhibitors.  An extensive free educational seminar programme will be situated within the exhibition in a new hall atOlympia, The National Hall. Along with a variety of inspiring and stimulating show floor features designed to centre on key sectors. All promise to be popular visitor attractions within this year’s event including; the XML Pavilion sponsored by Mark Logic, the ePublishing Zone,  the Library Management Zone and the European Librarian’s Theatre supported by EBSCO. The Global Business Forum sponsored by Bureau Van DIJK and the legal Information seminar stream is sponsored by LexisNexis.

Content Focus

Library management solutions remain at the top of the agenda for visitors to Online Information and following the success of this feature in 2010 the Library Management Zone is back. With exhibitors covering Library Systems, Library Security and RFID, it offers our visitors the chance to view a wide range of library products.  Exhibitors showcasing products and services of interest to librarians  include: 7Side Ltd, ASLIB, Bailey Solutions Ltd, Copyright Licensing Agency, EBSCO Information Services, Eduserv, Emerald Group Publishing, Infotrieve GmbH, International Monetary Fund, ISSN International Centre, ITS: Info Technology Supply Ltd, Library Co-op LLP, LibroCS Ltd, MarkLogic, Planman Technologies, SydneyPLUS, Wiley-Blackwell, Wolters Kluwer Health – Ovid

ePublishing Solutions is one of the busiest and fastest growing sectors of Online Information, playing host to a large number of companies who provide e-books, digital magazines, XML related products, digital asset management and data migration tools. While the Content Resources section of the show covers Business Information, Legal Information and Scientific, Technical and Medical Information.

Exhibition Seminar Programme

There are 4 seminar theatres on the exhibition floor offering free educational sessions on a first-come, first served basis covering

  • Library Management 
  • ePublishing
  • Content Management
  • Enterprise Search
  • Social Media
  • STM Information
  • Global Business Information
  • Legal Information
  • Information Masterclasses

There are nearly 100 sessions on offer and you can view the full programme at

Conference Highlights

The Online Information Conference will run alongside the exhibition in the Olympia Conference Centre. The theme of this year’s conference is Information and Collaboration: Meeting the challenges of a mobile generation. 2011 will bring some interesting keynote speakers including Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Rachel Botsman, Author, ‘What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’.  The conference features ‘mix and match’ seminar tracks each day so that delegates can customise the programme to suit their individual priorities and interests, the headline options are:

  • Going mobile: Information and Knowledge on the move
  • Social Media: Exploiting knowledge in networks
  • Building a framework for the future of the information profession
  • New frontiers in information management
  • Search and Information Discovery

Sessions within this framework are many and varied promising a fascinating insight into issues faced by information professionals, day in and day out:

In addition to giving delegates the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned speakers and keep up to date with the latest innovations and developments the conference also provides a unique opportunity to develop new skills in the training workshops and make lasting connections quickly in our speed networking sessions and Knowledge Cafe.

For the full conference programme details please visit

Online conference booking is now live and as a member of the SLA you are entitled to the association discount, which saves you 15% on the normal full delegate rate.