Comdex: We're still here

Troubled trade show promoter Key3Media said Tuesday that it is planning a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign designed to demonstrate that its crown jewel--the Fall Comdex show--is alive and well. The company is in the midst of trying to reorganize after seeking bankruptcy protection.

Key3Media said that 150 exhibitors have signed up for the November Comdex event, with Microsoft being the biggest name. Computer Associates and Acer spin-off BenQ are among the other large companies slated to exhibit.