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GDUSA ENEWS PREVIEW: ON DEMAND EXPO 2010
gdusa PUBLISHERS NOTE: PRINT OPPORTUNITIES

The On Demand Show, perennially the largest digital printing and production event in North America, holds special promise and excitement this year. It will focus on print opportunities in an interactive era, with special emphasis on helping printers and designers take advantage of digital printing technologies, personalization and we-to-print to secure their place in the future of graphic communications. Here is a brief preview of the event.

Special thanks to Konica Minolta for sponsoring this preview. Konica Minolta is a sponsor of the On Demand Expo and will be introducing the first in a new generation of digital color presses, as well as displaying its full line of production print systems and solutions. And thanks, too, to the On Demand Expo organizers for arranging for GDUSA readers to receive discounts to the Conferences, and a free Expo pass. See information below.

— Gordon Kaye

ANOTHER PHILADELPHIA REVOLUTION

ondemand The On Demand Conference & Exposition will take place April 20-22, 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. It's an appropriate venue, because the event seeks to spark a revolution in the current print business model. As described by Tom Bliss, Group Conference Director for Questex Media Group, producers of the event: "The digital transformation of the marketing, publishing, transaction printing, photo printing, and package printing industries continues to gather steam. We have gathered the best and brightest minds in the industry to talk candidly about the future of the industry and the rethinking of business models that's occurring as communications of all kinds continue to move online."

BEST AND BRIGHTEST

hayes The lineup of the best and brightest starts with Jeff Hayes, President of InfoTrends, will deliver the State of the Industry Address: Print Opportunities in an Interactive World. Hayes will kick off a series of speakers who will provide insight and perspective on the future of the industry. Immediately following the InfoTrends presentation, there will be an all-star keynote panel comprised of some of the world's top chief marketing officers and senior marketing executives from leading brands and Fortune 500 companies. The panel will examine where print fits in this new marketing landscape, how their marketing strategies have shifted over the past year or two, how they're likely to evolve in the near term based on the economy, and what they'll be looking for from their print and other marketing vendors in the months and years ahead.
For all speakers...
http://www.ondemandexpo.com/keynote-speakers/keynote-general-sessions

SEVEN CONFERENCE TRACKS

philadelphia The ON DEMAND conference program offers seven tracks with over forty sessions during the two-day program. The in-depth conference program features up-to-date innovations, in a carefully designed program. Topics run the gamut from Digital Printing Applications to Business Performance Improvement Strategies to Digital Workflows and Automation to Profiting From Web-To-Print. For a complete rundown of the agenda...
http://www.ondemandexpo.com/conference-agenda/conference-a-glance

PACKED EXPO FLOOR

expo The show floor will be packed from end to end with state-of-the-art solutions from the world's leading vendors. More than one hundred leaders in printing, paper, and production will be on hand. The Expo includes something for everyone, such as an expanded mailing & fulfillment pavilion for people looking to establish or grow their mailing capabilities, an application showcase theater for those in search of educational content, not to mention an opening night reception. In addition to a large exhibition by Konica Minolta, other major exhibitors include GDUSA favorites Canon, EFI, HP Mohawk, NewPage, Xerox, Yupo and 4over.
To see all exhibitors...
http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/questex/ONDemand2010/public/ExhibitorList.aspx?Index=All

AND MORE TO SEE

machine As if this were not enough to take in, the On Demand Event Conference & Expo is co-located with the AIIM Expo + Conference, the largest U.S.-based show serving the content and information managements spaces. The AIIM Expo floor will showcase best-in-class information management technology solution providers, including the Microsoft SharePoint Pavilion featuring up to 25 Microsoft Partners and an Immersion Experience Lab. Other highlights of the AIIM Expo are free education in Expo theaters and networking opportunities.

AGAIN, SPECIAL THANKS

konica-minolta Once again, special thanks to Konica Minolta for sponsoring this preview. Konica Minolta will be introducing the first in an exciting new generation of digital color presses, as well as displaying its full line of production print systems and solutions.
Click HERE for more information.

And thanks, too, to the On Demand Expo organizers for arranging for GDUSA readers to receive discounts to the Conferences, and a free Expo pass. Subscribers Receive $100 Off a Gold or Main Pass to ON DEMAND Conference & Expo with code A346H or a FREE Expo Pass!
Visit http://www.ondemandexpo.com for package details.

( *Offer not valid on previously purchased packages. )