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CNN And Netscape Host Online Chat With Top Business, Political And Media Leaders At Davos 2000

For the first time,CNN Interactive and Netscape will co-host a series of online chats with theworld's business, government and media leaders at the World Economic Forum inDavos, Switzerland. CNN's exclusive access to key newsmakers and the globalreach of the Netscape Netcenter portal will allow Internet users anunparalleled opportunity.

Beginning January 26th and continuing daily through February 1st, visitorsto http://www.cnn.com/chat/davos, http://www.netscape.com and 18 international NetscapeNetcenter sites may chat live with high-profile newsmakers participating inthe Forum. The chat participants will be announced on the CNN and Netscapesites.

In conjunction with CNN Interactive, CNN International will be broadcastinglive from the World Economic Forum in five days of special programming. Thenetwork's flagship business programs, 'World Business This Morning' and'World Business Today,' will be co-anchored from Davos, bringing viewersinterviews and analysis of the day's events. Other CNN programs covering theforum include CNN International's 'Q&A' and 'Insight'.

Scott Woelfel, CNN senior vice president, general manager and editor inchief of CNN Interactive and CNNfn Interactive, said, "I'm very pleased bythis alliance. The resources and experience of the two companies and thequality and importance of the guests give users an unprecedentedopportunity." "CNN's expertise as a world leader in business news and Netscape's focus onserving the needs of the business professional make us the ideal team tobring Davos 2000 to the Internet's global audience," said Jim Martin, seniorvice president and general manager of Netscape. "Anyone who logs onto one ofour sites will have the unique opportunity to chat with business and otherleaders from around the globe as they discuss important economic issues forthe 21st century."

The annual meeting of the members of the World Economic Forum in Davos hasbecome the world's global business summit. At the annual meeting, 1,000 topbusiness leaders, 250 political leaders, 250 foremost academic experts inevery domain, including many Nobel Prize winners, and some 250 media leaderscome together to shape the global agenda. Together, they address keyeconomic, political and societal issues in a forward-looking action-orientedway. The theme for this year's Annual Meeting is "New Beginnings: Making aDifference."

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