Martyn Lewis, CBE, to Keynote Telepresence World 2007

Steamboat Springs, CO, June 02, 2007 --( Martyn Lewis, European Chairman of Teliris, which is one of the world’s leading telepresence providers, will be featured as a keynote speaker at Telepresence World 2007, to be held June 4 - 6, at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Mr. Lewis, formerly the news anchor for BBC Television News, has been a pre-eminent figure in broadcasting for over three decades. In 1997, he was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his services to young people and the hospice movement. Mr. Lewis is actively involved in many charitable organizations and is one of the co-founders of Teliris. For his conference session, entitled “A View from the Anchor’s Chair,” Mr. Lewis will take off his “Chairman’s hat” and discuss the global potential of telepresence from the perspective of a reporter who has been covering world news for the past 30 years. His talk is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at 9:40 am PST.

“We are excited to have Mr. Lewis keynote Telepresence World 2007," said Mark Barounos, President of Hemisphere Expo Services, coordinators of the conference. “Mr. Lewis’ and Teliris’ participation in this event showcases their commitment to the future of this technology.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York and London, Teliris is a diamond sponsor of Telepresence World 2007 Conference and, as such, will play an integral role in supporting the event. Teliris has telepresence installation in 18 countries and with Fortune 500 companies such as Pearson plc, GlaxoSmithKline, and Vodafone. They recently received a $40 million majority equity investment led by Fidelity Ventures and co-lead Columbia Capital.

Other sponsors of Telepresence World 2007 include:

* Polycom (Diamond)
* Cisco (Diamond)
* Telanetix (Diamond)
* The BT Group (Gold)
* DVE (Gold)
* Masergy (Network)

Media sponsors for Telepresence World 2007 include: CXO, CIOIndex, Business Management (bm),, ITSecurity, BTQ, and Vividas. Telepresence World 2007 is supported by the Interactive Media & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR), and the Wall Street Technology Association (

For more information on the Telepresence World 2007 Conference, see:

About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia, India, and the Americas. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc., they provide expertise in the production and management of events relating to high-technology advancements. (

Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Mark Barounos