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Advanstar and CAP Ventures Announce Early Signings for ON DEMAND

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MILFORD, Conn.-Oct. 1, 2001--Eleven global leaders in the printing and publishing industry have signed on to once again sponsor the ON DEMAND Digital Printing & Publishing Strategy Conference and Exposition, the world's premier digital printing and publishing showcase. In its ninth year, ON DEMAND, produced by Advanstar Communications and CAP Ventures, will take place April 22-25, 2002, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Conferences begin on April 22, and the Exposition opens on April 23. Key indicators show that spending increases in digital communications are projected for 2002 and beyond. According to the Print on Demand Market Forecast by CAP Ventures, the industry's leading authority in digital printing and publishing research and consulting, U.S. companies spent $7.2 billion dollars for print on demand solutions (including equipment, supplies, and service). The market is predicted to grow 17% per year and will reach $15.7 billion in 2005. ON DEMAND, which provides the largest international forum for buyers and sellers of digital printing and publishing equipment, software and services, has consistently drawn highly qualified audiences. Early commitments from industry leaders Canon USA, Electronics for Imaging, Hammermill Papers, Heidelberg USA, IKON Office Solutions, Indigo America, Konica Business Technologies, Inc., Oce Printing Systems, Ricoh Corporation, Xeikon America, Inc. and Xerox Corporation reaffirm ON DEMAND's position as the leading business exchange and educational forum in the rapidly growing digital printing & publishing industries. "Industry forecasts point to the rapid adoption over the next five years of digital technology in publishing and printing,'' said Charles A. Pesko, Jr., Managing Director, CAP Ventures. "Both the print for profit and corporate sectors see exciting opportunities, from new revenue sources to more cost effective, enhanced communications, and the enthusiasm for ON DEMAND is supporting this trend.'' Steven Rautenberg, Vice President and General Manager, Canon USA corporate communications, said "Canon USA selects ON DEMAND annually as a premier industry event to showcase its state-of-the-art color and black-and-white output solutions. As we continue to broaden our market presence in high-volume printing, ON DEMAND provides Canon anexcellent venue to interact with highly qualified audiences.'' "We are very pleased with the quality of the attendees that came to visit us at ON DEMAND (2001). The people that we met with were much more educated and aware of the technology that is available,'' said Jim Cavedo, Marketing Manager, T/R Systems. The Conference and Exposition features the most innovative digital solutions in CRM, marketing, business communications and publishing. In addition, it offers strategic insight and tactical advice for print-for-profit, corporate, and government professionals looking to capture new opportunities through digital printing and publishing. Re-confirming a commitment to its print-for-profit, government and corporate audiences, ON DEMAND has planned numerous new features for the 2002 event, including: * Digital Print Provider Pavilion, offering marketing, production, creative and other professionals a showcase of print shops and other providers of digital services. * Special Forums specifically targeted to business owners, sales professionals and marketers. * Tactical "How To'' sessions, geared for managers and directors responsible for overseeing the implementation and execution of digital communication projects and targeted sessions for corporate communications and data center professionals. For further information on exhibiting, sponsoring, or attending ON DEMAND, visit www.ondemandexpo.com, or contact Advanstar Communications, 203.882.1300. For information on speaking opportunities, please contact CAP Ventures at 781.871.9000.

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