ICIA Statement Moves to Eliminate Confusion with Terrorist Group
Jan 1, 2002 12:00 PM
The International Communications Industries Association, in a move to eliminate confusion, announced today that its international trade shows and brand name, InfoComm, are in no way connected to a company with a similar name.
The U.S. Justice Department established a link between the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, which, according to the administration, is affiliated with the terror organization, Hamas, and a company called Infocom.
ICIA is a 65-year-old non-profit trade association serving the audiovisual communications industry and headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. InfoComm (spelled with 2 m's and an intercap C) is the well-known brand name used for ICIA's trade show and other services and products for the A/V industry.
“ICIA stands behind the Bush administration's efforts to combat terrorism,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., ICIA's executive director. “We want to eliminate any confusion between ICIA and the Infocom group identified by the Justice Department.”
ICIA represents for-profit individuals and organizations that derive revenue from the commercialization or use of communications technologies. ICIA ensures the credibility and desirability of its members' products and services by representing the communications industry to the public, and to businesses, educational institutions and the government. ICIA achieves this through education, workforce development, technology updates, publications, Internet presence, market research, industry certification programs, government relations and participation in national and international expositions. ICIA provides education, training and certification for communications technologies to its international membership.
InfoComm is an annual event, offering cost-effective marketing opportunities to reach a targeted audience of decision-makers in the A/V industry. ICIA also manages InfoComm Asia, InfoComm China, InfoComm Europe and InfoComm Japan industry expositions.
For more information, visit the ICIA Web site at www.infocomm.org.