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Media contact:
Ephraim Cohen
The Fortex Group

Junior Achievement Contact:
Emily Safford
(650) 553-2163


 Symposium To Focus On How Leaders In The Wine Industry Are Strategically Utilizing
   Technology And Services To Increase Revenues, Decrease Costs And Compete In A
                     Rapidly Changing Industry Environment

                 Proceeds of Event to Benefit JA Programs in the Bay Area


Napa, California, June 28, 2005 – Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS)®
[], the premier event showcasing strategic use of
information technology and services for the wine industry, which is holding its first annual
conference on July 12, 2005 at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California has partnered with
Junior Achievement of the Bay Area [ ] to provide funding for local educational
programs and to promote volunteers among its members.

Linda Claflin, President of JA of the Bay Area said “Junior Achievement is building on the
momentum of the past two years as we have grown our community support and our programs
that reach youth. We are very pleased to partner with the Wine Industry Technology Symposium
in their first annual meeting.”

“Partnering with Junior Achievement is a great opportunity for the technology industry and wine
industry to promote economic education for today’s youth. These young people will be the next
generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.” said J. Smoke Wallin, WITS Event Chair and
Chairman & CEO of eSkye Solutions, Inc. the presenting sponsor. “I’ve been involved with
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JA’s many programs for over 16 years and I can’t think of a more effective group of educational
leaders with which to join forces. Just as WITS is about the most effective strategic use of
technology, JA is about the most effective ways of educating youth about the free enterprise
system and economics.”

Since 1950, Junior Achievement of the Bay Area's purpose has been to educate and inspire
young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the
quality of their lives. Junior Achievement is the region's largest and fastest-growing
organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise.
Through age-appropriate curricula, our programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching
children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers.
Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing
students for additional key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future. Today,
JA reaches more than 95,000 students in the Bay Area.
Sponsorships for the event, along with the Technology Showcase, are completely sold out.
eSkye Software is the presenting sponsor, Inertia Beverage and Wine Tasting Network are
platinum sponsors, other sponsors include IBM, Dimensional Insights, Beverage Data Network
and POSLive. There are over 44 committed speakers from leading wineries, distributors and
technology and services companies. Speakers include leaders from Beringer Blass Wine Estates,
Constellation Brands, Cornell University, Diageo, IBM, Glazer’s, J Winery and Vineyards,
Korbel Champagne Cellars, Oracle, Sonoma State, Trinchero Family Estates and UC Davis.

About Wine Industry Technology Symposium
The Wine Industry Technology Symposium was created in 2005 by a group of wine industry and
technology professionals. The purpose of WITS is to address the unique information technology
and services needs of the wine industry. Until now, there has not been a dedicated forum in
which to do this. WITS is dedicated to bringing the world’s leading wineries, distributors and
retailers together with some of the world’s leading technology experts to foster learning and
discussion. Panels of experts will discuss specific examples and case studies involving
winemaking, vineyard management, wine club and consumer sales, operations, financial
management, sales and distribution, channel management and national accounts.

To register for WITS visit the website at or call
(707) 261-8716.

About JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement)
JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about
business, economics and entrepreneurship. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA
Worldwide provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA
Worldwide offers educational programs that focus on seven key content areas: business,
citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career
development. Today, 145 offices reach four million students in the United States, with more than
2.6 million students served by operations in 97 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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