From field to fork, the Internet is changing the way companies in the food and beverage industry conduct business.

Taking aim at this burgeoning market, the inaugural eFood&BeverageWorld conference will unite leaders from all segments of the food and beverage industry with the frontrunners of the Internet and technology worlds. An educational and networking platform with a combined focus on the Internet and food and beverage industries, eFood&BeverageWorld will be held March 26-28, 2001 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers.

"According to a recent study by Jupiter Research, online B2B sales for the food and beverage industry will hit $863 billion by 2005," said Eric Esch, vice president of eFood&BeverageWorld at eMarketWorld. "eFood&BeverageWorld is the only conference where top CEOs from the food and beverage and technology industries will connect with analysts, practitioners and media to share thought-provoking opinions, news, products and business opportunities for this exploding online market."

eFood&BeverageWorld is now accepting proposals for case studies, general session presentations, and panel discussion topics from leading industry executives and innovative entrepreneurs who are interested in speaking at the Chicago event. Speaker submissions are due by December 5, 2000. The only event of its kind, eFood&BeverageWorld offers its speakers a powerful platform that reaches across all segments of the food and beverage industry. In addition to thought-provoking information and case studies from nearly 100 industry experts, eFood&BeverageWorld will feature products, services and solutions for the food and beverage e-business and e-commerce revolution.

To submit presentation abstracts or to make speaker recommendations for the program visit www.eFoodandBeverageWorld.com and select the button labeled 'to speak,' or contact Sarah Bruning at sbruning@emarketworld.com.

The inaugural eFood&BeverageWorld event, "Turning Internet Promises into Real-Time Profits," will be held March 26 - 28, 2001 at the Chicago Sheraton & Towers. For more information, or to register, please visit www.eFoodandBeverageWorld.com or call 1-800-535-1812.

About eMarketWorld

eMarketWorld builds physical and electronic marketplaces for vertical industries that provide highly relevant content and commerce opportunities for senior leaders building business-to-business wireless and Internet strategies. By combining content-rich conferences with transactional exchange floors, eMarketWorld creates educational eBusiness marketplaces where executives from a wide range of industries enjoy dynamic networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities. One of the world's fastest-growing event management companies, eMarketWorld will coordinate more than 50 conferences by the end of 2000, including @d:tech and eHealthcareWorld. eMarketWorld is a partner company of Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE). For more information, contact eMarketWorld at 800-535-1812 or www.eMarketWorld.com.