Venue Change for World Trade Center Wireless Show11:42 AM EST Tue. Sep. 11, 2001
The second annual Wireless World show, which was to be held in the World Trade Center in two weeks, will have to be held at another venue due to the bombings Tuesday mornings at the buildings.
"This naturally came as a shock and we will try to find an alternative venue for the September 24 to 25, 2001 event," stated Jonathan Sarno, chairman of Wireless World 2001. "We will keep you informed as the situation develops but fully intend to do the event this year."
Two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, causing both buildings to partially collapse. Over 50,000 employees in 350 companies from 33 countries occupy the World Trade Center.
It is the second highest building in America with over 220 floors in the two towers.
Keynotes speeches from Mark L. Feidler, COO of Cingular Wireless and William Blessing, vice president of Strategic Planning for SprintPCS were to be held at the building's Windows on the World ballroom on the 106th Floor.
The press list, as of Aug. 19, 2001, for this year's event includes dozens of news organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, the Boston Globe, Business Week magazine, CMP Media's Computer Reseller News, CNN, Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Wireless World 2002 was also scheduled to be at the World Trade Center next fall.
Updated information regarding the show will be posted on the website at www.wirelessworld2001.com