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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:20 am | Updated: 2:22 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

The Arizona Technology Expo, billed as Arizona’s largest high-tech business show, will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Phoenix Civic Plaza in downtown Phoenix.

More than 100 Arizona technology companies will exhibit their products and services at the show, which is sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council, an industry group. Also supporting the event are several East Valley organizations, including the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tech Oasis and Arizona State University.

This year’s show has been expanded to include a wider range of technology companies, said Todd Bankofier, president of the technology council.

Previously, the emphasis has been on electronics and information technology, but this year’s show will include other categories such as advanced composite materials and wireless communications, Bankofier said. The size of the exhibiting companies ranges from the very small to the very large.

"The (economic) recovery is on its way, and people are interested in getting out and showing their newest and greatest technologies," Bankofier said.

The expo will also feature 12 seminars on high-tech topics related to the Internet, telecommunications, computers and software.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Free passes can be printed out from the event’s Web site,, or can be obtained at the door.

Organizers estimate about 2,000 visitors will attend the all-day event.

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