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Brazil Hosts First MPS Conference in Latin America

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Lexington, KY – What better place for the first MPS Conference in Latin America than Brazil? As the largest national economy in Latin America, Brazil is also the second fastest growing MPS revenue market. MPS Conferences have become focal points for the local imaging industry in many international markets. The 2011 Brazil MPS Conference, hosted by Photizo Group, takes place July 25-26 in São Paulo at the Sheraton World Trade Center.

Photizo has forecast Brazil's MPS market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent from 2009-2014, making Brazil the second fastest growing market after India. With a 41 percent MPS revenue share, Brazil overshadows Mexico, its nearest competitor in Latin America, by 13 percent. A further boost will be the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, as investments pour in to improve IT infrastructure, services, telecommunications and transportation.

"Industry players are beginning to place big bets on Brazil, as the North American market becomes more saturated with MPS players," said Photizo Group founder and CEO, Ed Crowley. Photizo's 2010 MPS Market Share, Size and Forecast shows that the large OEMs already have their foot in the door of this emerging MPS market. Xerox and HP lead the pack with more than half of that market, followed by Lexmark and Ricoh.

Education Tracks Specific to Dealers and End Users
Focused solely on managed print services, the 2011 Brazil MPS Conference offers premium education and networking for MPS vendors, channel partners and IT decision makers at end-user organizations. The educational panels and interactive sessions highlight experiences and learning from actual MPS engagements, including best practices, management metrics, program development and other aspects of managed print services.
 
With two dedicated session tracks, the conference is structured around the educational needs of both dealers and end users. The dealer track covers topics like:

  • Where to start with MPS programs
  • The basics, terms and players
  • Financial models
  • Total MPS infrastructures
  • How to evaluate MPS technology

The end user track addresses topics such as:

  • What are the benefits of MPS
  • Best practices in launching an MPS engagement
  • MPS case studies
  • MPS financial models

Attendees may register for the Brazil MPS Conference at a discounted rate before May 30. To learn more about this MPS Conference visit www.photizogroup.com/brazil2011 (English) or www.photizogroup.com/brasil2011 (Portuguese).

Speaker Proposals Now Being Accepted
Photizo events are known for their quality content, and speaker submissions are now being accepted for the 2011 MPS Brazil Conference. MPS professionals and end users can propose ideas for panels and sessions that highlight successful approaches and practical ideas from actual engagements.

"The MPS industry is evolving quickly, and every market is different. It can be hard to get started, much less stay ahead, in emerging markets where the knowledge base is still small. The MPS Brazil Conference will provide in-depth knowledge and start-up information not available anywhere else. Photizo is uniquely positioned to bring together the resources for a successful, informative event that will help grow the MPS market in Latin America," said Crowley.

Speaker forms and topic information can be found at www.photizogroup.com/conference/be-a-speaker. For information about agendas and registration, visit www.mpsconference.com. To learn more about sponsoring or exhibiting contact David Brown at dbrown@photizogroup.com

 

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