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Graphics of the Americas and Xplor See Strong Exhibit Sales and Attendee Registrations

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach, Florida– January 25, 2007– Graphics of the Americas-Xplor, the second largest U.S.-based annual international graphic communications exhibit and conference, today reported strong exhibit sales and attendance registrations for their 2007 event. With the Graphics of the Americas-Xplor exhibition taking place March 2 through 4 and Xplor’s educational conference program on February 28 through March 4, 2007, both exhibition and conference are focused on both the traditional offset, digital and transactional printer. In addition, the event will provide exhibition and educational value for creative and pre-press professionals. For 2007, Graphics of the Americas-Xplor will host a number of new exhibition features allowing attendees to experience the latest printing and graphic arts equipment, high-volume digital printing systems, products and technology of the New Year. The event is expected to draw 500 exhibiting companies, in over 1200 booths, covering 500,000 square feet of the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, Xplor’s conference program will feature 22 individual courses and 200 educational classes along with 4 document knowledge and best practices forums. The event will also host a number of evening events designed to encourage networking and the exchange of knowledge. In addition, new comprehensive digital printing for commercial printer courses have been added based on research on the industry’s direction. “The combination of Graphics of the Americas exhibition and Xplor’s conference proved to be a winning formula in 2006, said Chris Price, vice president and general manager for Graphics of the Americas. “Our attendance exceeded the previous year and Miami Beach Convention Center was filled with almost 1200 booths. We are confident that in 2007, our exhibition and conference will again surpass the previous year and offer even more benefits to attendees.” Event to Feature New and Returning Attractions For 2007, the Graphics of the Americas-Xplor exhibition will once again feature a number of popular exhibit attractions including Adobe’s Theatre, Definitely Digital Highway, Design City, On Demand Book Making Factory, Printers’ Showcase and the Wide Format Hall. New for 2007, the exhibition will also feature the XML/PDF Pavilion, where attendees can experience the latest software innovations for the industry, Substrate Central that will feature the latest paper and unique substrate offerings as well as the Web-to-Print exhibition pavilion, exploring of the industry’s most talked about technologies and market opportunities. Xplor’s conference program, renamed and revamped for 2007 as the Xplor Document University, will feature a streamlined and simplified conference with an expanded conference curricula targeted at executive and senior level management, recommenders, consultants and influencers, technical staff and implementers as well as sales and operations personnel. In addition, the courses will be segmented by topic and geared towards variable data and transactional, as well as commercial printers, IT and creative professionals. The conference will take place February 28 through March 4, 2007 in conjunction with Graphics of the Americas at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Together, the combined conference and exhibit will provide both attendees and exhibitors with a comprehensive and rewarding event experience that provides end-users, printers, IT and creative professionals with a one-of-a kind showcase for the convergence of knowledge, products and technology. In addition, the combined event blends the strengths of both organizations, bridging the gap between digital and non-digital worlds with an event that is both educational and exhibition oriented.




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