ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Starting next week, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and more than 20 of its industry partners are taking the "Innovate '06" seminar series worldwide to provide graphic communications professionals the tools and resources they need to profit and grow.
In addition to sessions in the United States and Canada, seminars are planned in Belgium, Brazil, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom and other countries.
The seminar series gives print providers and marketing, creative and design services professionals the chance to talk to industry experts about using digital printing to establish the right business model, build the right workflow and choose the right technology.
The free, full-day Innovate '06 seminars begin March 23 in Washington, D.C. Last year's series drew more than 12,000 professionals worldwide, with more than 2,000 attendees in 14 cities across North America.
Printing industry experts will address topics including how proven business development tools can boost profit, how to streamline digital workflow for maximum efficiency and profitability, how partnerships are vital for success, and how to better design jobs for digital printing.
"We heard from industry presenters who delivered objective information about applications, industry trends and customers that was thought-provoking and made us want to find ways to capitalize on these business opportunities," said Brian Frank, executive vice president, PrintManagement, a Cincinnati printing and design company. "We expected a Xerox sales seminar but walked away believing this type of event is the one to attend."
Innovate '06 tour stops will feature industry leaders such as Harry Miller, business manager, Adobe Systems Inc.; Frank Kanonik, president, DigitalPrintInfo; Harry Waldman, CEO, Harry Waldman Graphic Communications; Jim Hackett, president, Indivia; Joseph Rickard, president, IntellectiveSolutions; Frank Romano, professor emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology; Howie Fenton, senior consultant of digital technology, National Association for Printing Leadership; Roy Zucca, adjunct professor, Parsons School of Design; Roger Gimbel, president, Roger P. Gimbel & Associates; Lois Ritarossi, senior consultant, Roger P. Gimbel & Associates; Tom Curtin, president, TCa Creative Services; Linda Washington, acting assistant secretary for administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; Peter Muir, president, Bizucate Inc.; Benoit Giroux, director of printing services, Canadian House of Commons; and Scott Elrod, Palo Alto Research Center.
"Growing revenue, finding new ways to increase profits and staying ahead of the competition is vital to all businesses, especially those in the printing industry," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "Innovate '06 will help businesses improve services and value to their customers."
Participants can personalize their Innovate '06 experience by choosing among 11 sessions that address the most relevant topics for their business, including 26 Billion Reasons to Partner with Creatives; Best Practices in Digital Printing; Building a High-Performance Sales Team; Direct Marketers Share Their Secrets; Making Dollars and Sense of Variable Printing; and Making Money with Digital Books.
Innovate '06 sponsors and partners include Adobe Systems Inc.; ASE Technologies Inc.; Atlas Printshop Mail; Avanti; BARR Systems; Creo Inc.; DigitalPrintInfo; EFI; Elixir; ePrint Direct; GMC Software Technology Inc.; North American Publishing Company; NOW Technology Group; Pageflex; PIA/GATF; Press-sense Ltd.; Printable Technologies Inc.; Rochester Software Associates Inc.; XLPrint software; and XMPie.
The North American seminar locations and dates are: Washington, D.C., March 23; Houston, April 20; Montreal, Quebec, April 27; Detroit, May 11; Atlanta, June 7; Seattle, June 14; Minneapolis, Minn., June 20; Indianapolis, July 18; St. Louis, July 20; Tarrytown, N.Y., July 27; Edmonton, Alberta, Sept. 12; Phoenix, Aug. 10; Los Angeles, Sept. 14; and Boston, Oct. 5. To register and to receive information on other seminars around the world, visit www.xerox.com/events or www.innovate06.com.
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