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NICSA Announces Investment Industry’s First “Transparent” Conference

Marlborough, Massachusetts – September 8, 2008 – NICSA (The National Investment Company Service Association) announced today that it has launched the mutual fund industry’s first “transparent” conference. For the first time ever, the trade association will offer online access to session content for a highly-regarded industry conference, as well as the opportunity to interact with speakers and event participants – before, during and after the event.

In an innovative approach to content delivery, NICSA’s Technology Summit 2008 will connect NICSA members and the fund industry at large, by providing online access to speaker presentations, video clips, relevant links and discussion boards about the sessions. In the weeks leading up to the conference, participants will be able to view content, comment about the topics and ask questions of the presenters. Input from these discussions will help shape the discussions at the live event.

“This open concept is part of NICSA’s plan to offer more desktop delivery to our members”, says Theresa Hamacher, NICSA’s president. “NICSA’s Technology Summit 2008, Innovate – Mobilize – Deliver, takes its theme quite literally, and offers a novel approach to business-technology content delivery. “ While desktop delivery will not replace the experience of attending a conference, it offers the convenience of anytime, anyplace access to NICSA’s high quality content. Those interested can participate in the virtual experience by visiting the association’s website, www.nicsa.org/Technology.

The live event is scheduled for October 26-29 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort at Summerlin, and features industry experts addressing technology solutions to the current environments challenges. Those who participate in person will be treated to daily keynote addresses by IT thought-leaders, including the highly anticipated opening speech by MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte. Negroponte is one of the foremost futurists of our time, offering valuable insights on innovation, technology and their impact on business that few can match. He is the driving force behind One Laptop Per Child, a project to bring affordable computers to children worldwide.

Also in the works from NICSA are complementary conference call briefings on hot topics and a webinar series on fund distribution issues.


Contact:

Ellen Weinraub
Marketing Director, NICSA
508-683-1613
eweinraub@nicsa.org

 

About NICSA

The National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) is a not-for-profit trade association providing leadership and innovation in educational programming and information exchange within the operations sector of the investment industry worldwide.

NICSA membership totals more than 250 companies operating in major financial centers worldwide. The membership represents all segments of the mutual fund industry including mutual fund complexes, investment management companies, custodian banks, transfer agents and independent providers of specialized products and services.

NICSA’s services to members include education, training and networking opportunities through conferences on a wide range of industry issues and developments, specialized publications, and access to a huge network of industry professionals in NICSAs membership directory. Visit: www.nicsa.org