Conference and Expo events scheduled for Xiamen and Shanghai in 2008

Redding, CT USA and Xiamen, CHINA – January 16, 2008 – Search Marketing Expo (SMX) events will be produced in Xiamen and Shanghai as the result of an agreement between SMX parent Third Door Media, Inc. and China’s leading producer of events for internet and search marketing professionals, Timev Media.

“Regardless of the source, the consensus is that internet and search marketing is growing and will continue to grow very rapidly in China,” said Chris Elwell, Third Door Media President. “We’re privileged to be associated with Inway Ni and the experienced team at Timev Media, which has produced search marketing events in China since 2004,” Elwell added.

“With 162 million internet users and 32% annual growth, China represents great opportunity for the global internet and search marketing community,” said Timev Media Vice President Inway Ni. “We’re very excited to working with the experienced Third Door Media team, including search marketing experts Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman, to bring the renowned Search Marketing Expo – SMX event brand to China. Together, we are confident we will provide valuable search marketing content in Chinese and other languages and markets,” Inway added.

Two 2008 Search Marketing Expo events in China are scheduled. The first will be held April 18-19 in Xiamen, to be followed in October with an event in Shanghai.

About Search Marketing Expo and Third Door Media

Search Marketing Expo – SMX events are produced by Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media’s mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Search Marketing Expo events include:

  • SMX West – February 26-28, Santa Clara, CA
  • SMX Munich – April 8-9, Germany
  • SMX Sydney – April 10-11, Australia
  • SMX Xiamen – April 18-19, China
  • SMX Social Media – April 22-23, Long Beach, CA
  • SMX Madrid – May 20-21, Spain
  • SMX Advanced – June 3-4, Seattle, WA
  • SMX East – October 6-8, New York, NY

Third Door Media also publishes Search Engine Land, an award winning news site for search marketers. The company also produces Search Marketing Now, a lead-generation marketing solution for suppliers of SEM-related products and services, and, a social media and social network site where online, search, and internet marketers share news stories, participate in subject-specific discussion forums, build networks and stay connected to hot topics in internet marketing.

About Timev Media

Timev Media’s experienced event team has produced internet and search marketing conferences and expositions since 2004. Timev Media’s events cover most cities in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo. The company also publishes the Timev Internet Marketing portal (, with update news and information for internet marketers in China, in addition to internet marketing research reports.


For Third Door Media
Claire Schoen
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+01 (203) 664-1350

For Timev Media
Jon Qiu
[email protected]
(592) 576-9935