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Bowne & Co’s Rob Blake to Speak at KC’s Event on XBRL Part II Implementation: Are You Ready? on 03/18/2009

New York, NY, February 28, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts recently announced that Rob Blake, Senior Director of Interactive Services and founding member of XBRL.ORG, Bowne & Co., Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “XBRL Part II Implementation: Are You Ready?”. This two-hour event is scheduled on March 18, 2009, Wednesday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET. For further details of the event and panelists, please visit

Event Synopsis:

Implementation of The SEC's mandate to adopt XBRL-based financial reporting is now closer than ever. XML data tagging to makes it easier for internal controls, shareholders, investors, analysts, and the regulators to mine financial reports for data. Moreover, it helps provide an interactive data that is helpful in automating regulatory filings and business information processing. As the proposed timetable for the adoption of XBRL-based financial reporting is fast approaching, affected entities should be well-informed and use this format now or run the risk of not being able to fully utilize this feature rich reporting method.

The Knowledge Congress is producing a follow up to its highly successful webcast in September to discuss updates, the recent and the possible impact of XBRL in various financial reporting processes. Key experts and regulators are expected to speak at this event.

About Rob Blake

As Senior Director of Interactive Services for Bowne & Co., Inc., Rob defines the strategic direction and solution offerings for regulatory interactive data initiatives focused on XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and XBRL(r) (eXtensible Business Reporting Language). Rob leverages more than 16 years of experience in business reporting and technology to lead Bowne's XBRL media outreach activities and involvement with XBRL International. Prior to joining Bowne, Rob was Project Director for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) US GAAP Financial Statement Taxonomy Project, where he led a virtual team of over 25 companies and 70 people creating the new XBRL taxonomies for use by U.S. public companies. Rob previously helped launch Rivet Software, a Denver, CO-based provider of interactive software applications built on XBRL and served for 9 years with Microsoft and subsidiaries in a variety of roles including XBRL Global Lead and Director of Product Strategies. Rob is also a founding member of XBRL International, the industry consortium formed in 1999 to develop and maintain XBRL that now includes over 600 organizations.

About Bowne & Co., Inc.

Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) provides financial, marketing and business communications services around the world. Dealmakers rely on Bowne to handle critical transactional communications with speed and accuracy. Compliance professionals turn to Bowne to prepare and file regulatory and shareholder communications online and in print. Marketers look to Bowne to create and distribute customized, one-to-one communications on-demand. With 3,400 employees in 60 offices around the globe, Bowne has met the ever-changing demands of its clients for more than 230 years

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