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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to host its First Annual Global Internet Summit, June 14-16 in Laguna Beach, Calif. The Summit will feature Internet architects and visionaries, company executives from U.S. and International markets, and investors who will assess current trends in the Internet economy, winning business models, and challenges ahead in the second decade of the Internet.

"As we enter the next phase of growth in the Internet economy, it is important to examine the global trends that are now unfolding, especially those that may significantly disrupt the existing marketplace, such as mobile media, online music and entertainment, and search," said Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst Safa Rashtchy, who developed the conference. "These consumer behavior changes will represent important cycles of opportunity as we move further into the global Internet economy."

The Summit will consist of several panel discussions, special sessions and keynote speakers. Topics include:

     -- Internet at Piper Jaffray: Our Global Projections
     -- Ten Years of Internet and the Rise of a Platform
     -- What Do People Really Do Online? The Users' View
     -- The Future of Advertising and Content on the Web
     -- Mobile Platform -- A Complement or Replacement?
     -- Music and Entertainment: The Killer App or the Margin Killer?
     -- International Market-Local Power and Dominance of Non-U.S.
     -- e-Commerce -- Is There a Version 3.0?
     -- Search as a Dominant Marketing Platform -- How Far Can It Go?
     -- New Models -- The Next Generation of Web Companies
     -- Five Visions for the Next 10 Years

The Summit is designed to create maximum interaction among participants through panel discussions, sponsored lunch and dinners, as well as other activities. Company and investor participation for the Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Kim Lochner at 612-303-6919 or .

Piper Jaffray & Co. is the chief operating subsidiary of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a focused securities firm dedicated to delivering superior financial advice, investment products and transaction execution within selected sectors of the financial services marketplace. The company operates through two primary revenue-generating segments: Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Piper Jaffray & Co. has served corporations, government and non-profit entities, institutional investors and the financial advisory needs of private individuals since 1895. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has approximately 3,000 employees in 104 offices in 23 states across the country and in London. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at .

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SOURCE  Piper Jaffray & Co.
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    /CONTACT:  Kim Lochner, Media Relations of Piper Jaffray & Co.,
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CO:  Piper Jaffray & Co.; Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit; Piper Jaffray
ST:  California, Minnesota

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