COMMON is the world’s largest association of IBM and IBM-compatible information technology users. The organization represents professionals involved with the application of Power Systems and related platforms within a wide variety of business environments.
COMMON’s goal is to enhance the careers of its members. To do so, it offers numerous in-person and online educational programs throughout the year. COMMON’s showcase conference is the Annual Meeting and Exposition held each spring. At this conference, members of the Power Systems world – including IBM, users, and solution providers – converge for the largest meeting of its kind. With over 300 educational sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and a world-class expo, there is something for all attendees.
Representatives of the media are welcome to attend COMMON conferences. To receive a media registration kit, please contact Kim Jones.
How to Request an Interview
All media questions will be answered by the current COMMON President or a spokesperson that the president may appoint. To arrange an interview or speak with a COMMON spokesperson, please contact COMMON’s Executive Director, Manzoor Siddiqui.
Press Conferences / One-on-One Meetings
Many companies exhibiting at the Annual Meeting and Exposition host press conferences to announce significant new products and services developed for the midrange marketplace. As a pre-registered member of the press, you will be notified of exhibitor press conferences by email prior to the conference.
In addition, press attendees typically schedule between 10 and 15 one-on-one meetings with exhibitors to get the inside scoop on the latest product announcements. A one-on-one meeting is an ideal opportunity to get answers to key questions that could provide your publication a competitive edge.
COMMON provides an on-site Press Room for one-on-one meetings and for the distribution of exhibitor press kits. The room is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.