Oracle will hold a major technology conference in Beijing this year and is promoting the event as the largest it has staged in China. OracleWorld Beijing 2002 will be held from June 11-14 at the Kerry Centre and China World Hotel. The conference will feature presentations by Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison and an exhibition hall showcasing 60 of Oracle's strategic partners. Mark Jarvis, chief marketing officer and senior vice-president of Oracle, said there was a growing interest in China for the latest technology so it made sense for the firm to add Beijing to the list of cities hosting OracleWorld events. Shows are also planned for Copenhagen and San Francisco. The announcement follows the recent news that Oracle will create its first China-focused development centre in Shenzhen. Derek Williams, executive vice-president of Oracle Asia-Pacific, said: 'What we're seeing in China now is that many businesses see the potential for becoming global companies, and want to take advantage of the newest technologies.'