Though home to many vendors, the European CMS marketplace is in many ways still up for grabs.
And if you EU types would care to see some of these vendors go several rounds in the ring. Get on over to Denmark for the 2nd International Content Management Forum (cmf2006). The Danish CM event kicks-off Nov. 7th and runs through the 9th.According to the Denmark conference organizers, attendees will "learn new best practices from industry experts, analysts, and experienced users." Not to be missed, the ever authoritative Tony Byrne will be hosting the "Web Idol" event on Wednesday the 8th, during which conference goers will be able to watch several CMS vendors duke it out on stage. Like we always say, there's nothing like a little product evangelist soapbox warfare to liven the day.
The conference and Tuesday's tutorials will be presented in 5 parallel tracks:
# Project Management
# Web Communication
Each track will be opened with an overview of cases from users. This will be followed by presentations from internationally recognized experts and interesting case studies.
Nine "Tutorials" will also be available to conference goers, including "Classifying web content with metadata. How and Why," with Erik Hartman, "Google v2: The Rise of Googzilla,"Stephen Arnold, and "Thinking Strategically About Information Technology," with Nicholas Carr.
Companies set to exhibit include CMS Watch, Composite, EpiServer, Escenic, A picture from cmf2005eZ systems, Fast, FatWire Software, IntraNote, Materna, Polopoly, Sitecore, Synkron, Terminalfour, Tridion, Vyre, and Web500. CM Professionals can participate in the face-to-face meeting with org founders such as JoAnn Hackos, Lisa Welchman, Tony Byrne, and Travis Wissink. Special Savings for CMSWire Readers: Write "CMS Wire reader" in the comment box in registration at cmf2006.dk/registration and save EU 150 off the conference fee.