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Global MPS Conference continues to gain momentum

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Midway, KY – The 2011 Global MPS Conference will be one of the biggest gatherings evr of the managed print services industry, with an agenda rich in top quality presentations. AUXILIO President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph J. Flynn will keynote the conference with a look at trust, the most important part of vendor and customer relationships. In another conference keynote, top motivational speaker Peter Sheahan talks about inspiring ideas for change. In addition, the 2011 Global MPS Conference has added industry powerhouse HP as a Platinum Sponsor and as sponsor of the Sheahan keynote presentation.

HP executive Mike Feldman will participate in the "Executive Panel: Industry Leaders Speak Out on the Future of MPS and What it Means to Their Business." Feldman is Vice President and General Manager of the Managed Enterprise Solutions Go to Market Unit in the Imaging and Printing Group’s (IPG) Americas Organization. Photizo CEO Ed Crowley will moderate the panel, which includes other high-profile executives from Canon, Ricoh and Xerox.

“HP is committed to the growth and success of the managed print services industry, and one way we can show our support is to get behind educational events like the Global MPS Conference. The full agenda covers all kinds of topics that are important to MPS professionals everywhere, and we look forward to networking and sharing ideas throughout the conference,” said Feldman.

Record Registrations Reflect Strong Interest

“The 2011 Global MPS Conference is shaping up to be the biggest gathering ever of the managed print services industry, and having HP as a Platinum Sponsor shows commitment at the highest levels of the marketplace,” said Crowley. “We are excited about the synergy of sponsors, exhibitors, speaker and attendees that should make this a very productive time for everyone.”

The global MPS market is demonstrating strong support and interest for the conference, with registrations continuing to outpace the 2010 numbers. Fourteen countries are represented so far in the current attendee mix. Exhibit space is disappearing fast, even following an expansion of the exhibit area.

Two Free Receptions: Harley Davidson and SeaWorld

Conference attendees are invited to two receptions. On May 2 at 7:00 PM, MWA and Intel will sponsor a gathering at the Harley Davidson Historic Factory. On May 3 at 6:00, United Stationers and NER sponsor a reception at SeaWorld. All transportation will be provided.

Agenda for Those Ready to Learn

The Global MPS Conference offers many levels of educational sessions. The conference agenda will feature five tracks and is packed with more than 40 sessions, panels and case studies. Pre-conference workshop agendas provide quick catch up on current thinking, trends and best practices in MPS. Three tracks - end user, dealer and 1/2 day Hybrid Reseller workshops – ensure content for a broad range of interests and needs.

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker Joseph Flynn is co-founder of AUXILIO, the first and only health care-exclusive, vendor-neutral MPS company in the U.S since 2004.  His keynote speech, “The Truth About Trust: Vendor Relations – A Reality Check,” takes the position that the core value of successful relational transactions in business are established through trust.

MPS Conference keynote speaker Peter Sheahan inspires audiences with his ideas for greater productivity, business success and inspired strategizing, and his presentation at the 2010 European MPS Conference was well received. The National Association of Speakers in 2009 rated him one of the top motivational speakers in the world. In 2006, his peers at the National Speakers Association of Australia named him “Best Keynote Speaker in Australia.” Peter Sheahan has spent a decade teaching businesses how to “flip” their thinking and find opportunity where others cannot. A bestselling author, he is himself a successful entrepreneur and founder of two multi-million dollar companies.

About the MPS Conference

The 2011 Global MPS Conference takes place May 2 - 4, 2011?at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL. Attendees come from across the market, including MPS vendors, software providers, OEMs, dealers, resellers, IT VARs, CXOs, IT decision makers, consultants, media and many more. Photizo introduced the MPS Hybrid Dealer and MPS Customer Adoption Model. Photizo hosts the 2011 Global MPS Conference and the worldwide series of MPS Conferences.

Sponsors Committed to MPS

HP joins Ricoh as Platinum Sponsors. Other sponsors of the Global MPS Conference are:

Gold Sponsors:

- MWA Intelligence / Intel
- NER Data Corporation
- Print Audit

Silver Sponsors:

- LMI Solutions
- OKI Printing Solutions
- PrintFleet

Bronze Sponsors:

- FMAudit
- Newfield IT

Special Offer for Press and Analysts

Press and analysts can apply to attend the tour and conference at no cost. Photizo Group will host a guided tour of the exhibit hall. More information is available at http://www.photizogroup.com/global2011/press-analyst-pass/.


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