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Author Joshua Cooper Ramo to Deliver Keynote at ACQUIRE 2016

(VIENNA, VA, April 7, 2016) - 1105 Media, Inc. is excited to announce that Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of the international bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable and the new book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks, will deliver the keynote address at the ACQUIRE Conference & Expo on June 8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

A Mandarin speaker who divides his time between Beijing and New York, Ramo has spent over a decade witnessing, firsthand, the remarkable rise of a superpower. He understands China in all of its dynamism and complexity. His papers on China's development, including "The Beijing Consensus" and "Brand China," have been widely distributed in China and abroad. The World Economic Forum called him "one of China’s leading foreign-born scholars."

Ramo was the youngest Foreign Editor in TIME magazine's history. In 2012, Fortune published "Globalism Goes Backward," Ramo's article on the need for companies and countries to adapt to the rise of the "inside economy."

"Keynote Joshua Cooper Ramo will bring attendees on a journey of powerful ideas as he illuminates our changing world, "said Carmel McDonagh, Chief Marketing Officer, 1105 PSMG. "The ACQUIRE show team is committed to providing a way for our local audience to hear from a variety of thought-provoking speakers, and we believe that THE SEVENTH SENSE presentation will deliver on this promise."

Ramo joins Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, former Arizona Congresswoman, and Mark Kelly, retired astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain in the inspiring ACQUIRE keynote lineup.

Produced by the media teams behind the FCW, GCN, Washington Technology, Defense Systems and Federal Soup brands, ACQUIRE is a new two-day conference & EXPO for government, military and contractor professionals looking to deliver on agency missions. Covering a program’s entire lifecycle - from policy setting to end user experience - ACQUIRE offers thought leadership, training courses from a diverse range of government agencies and an exhibit hall packed with vendors. Featuring leading providers of products, solutions and services to the government market, the EXPO floor has multiple pavilions: Information Technology, Acquisition Management, Professional Services and Office Management - plus a Federal consumer experience in Happy Fed.

Registration is free for government and military professionals. Sponsorships and booth sales for ACQUIRE are available. Please visit:

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

Carmel McDonagh


Posted on 04/07/2016 at 8:29 AM