Meko and DisplaySearch, the leading worldwide market research and consultancy companies in the displays industry, have joined forces to launch a new conference in Europe. Data from DisplaySearch forecasts that the total market for Flat Panel Displays will grow by 42% in 2002, and DisplayForum 2002 will focus on the new opportunities for displays marketers this provides.

Following the huge success of the DisplaySearch annual conferences in the US and Asia, a deal with Meko gives European display professionals their own forum for learning and debate. Taking place on December 11-12 in Nice, France, DisplayForum 2002 will provide in-depth analysis of all aspects of the electronic displays market, detailed forecasts and insights from key players.

Topics that will be covered include monitors, notebooks, PDAs, mobile phones, projectors, plasma, TV, LCD and OLEDs, giving a complete picture of the current displays market and looking at the possibilities ahead for those involved in the industry directly or indirectly. In addition, delegates will receive detailed market data from both Meko and DisplaySearch throughout the event.

Alongside the conference, an exhibition and social evening will provide the opportunity to see the latest developments and newest products, and a chance to catch up with colleagues.

Bob Raikes, Managing Director of Meko said, "We are delighted to be able to provide a new service for the European market. Our aim is to emulate the achievements of the DisplaySearch conferences in the USA where delegates return year after year, because of the high quality and value of the information they receive."

For full details of DisplayForum 2002, or if you would like to suggest a speaker, visit www.displayforum.com, call +44 (0)1276 22677, or e-mail info@displayforum.com