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Robert Blake, Senior Director of Interactive Services, Bowne & Company to Speak at KCís Event on XBRL Mandate Looming; Hear From Experts on 09/04/08

New York, NY, July 26, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Robert Blake, Senior Director of Interactive Services and founding member of XBRL.ORG of Bowne & Company will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “XBRL Mandate Looming; Hear From Experts”. This event is scheduled for September 4, 2008, Thursday, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

SEC is determined to amend the existing EDGAR system and replace it with XBRL. Otherwise known as data tags, this format intends to promote a more systematic, effective and efficient reporting and analysis of business information. It enables the SEC to look into spreadsheets directly in Excel format, making it easier to compare data between companies. A number of key regulators around the world are already using the said format, while others are still contemplating on adopting it.

The Knowledge Congress has produced a two hour teleconference and webinar to discuss the key features, the advantages and disadvantages, and the impact of XBRL in various financial reporting processes. Experts from the government and the private sector are scheduled to speak in this event.

About Robert 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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About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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