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InfoTrends Digital Imaging 2002 Executive Conference and Expo Set

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Feature Keynotes By Hewlett-Packard and Fuji Photo Film USA (Boston, MA) August 1, 2002...InfoTrends Research Group, Inc. today announced two visionary keynotes from Hewlett-Packard and Fuji Photo Film USA for its international conference and exhibition, Digital Imaging ’02: Expanding Markets, Growing Opportunities. This two-day conference will take place on October 17-18, 2002 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California. Attendees will include marketing, sales, and engineering executives from leading imaging hardware, software, Internet, and technology companies, as well as large retailers, distributors, investors, and consultants. Sessions will include market outlook presentations by InfoTrends analysts. The conference opens on day one with a keynote by Mary Peery, Senior Vice President of Digital Imaging and Publishing for HP. Ms. Peery will speak to the evolution of digital imaging, specifically how digital information has enabled a transformation in the ways consumers communicate and how imaging is enriching this communication. She will also address where the barriers and vulnerabilities lie, and which companies are best positioned to seize opportunities in this market. Additional breakout sessions on day one focus in on critical business issues pertaining to printing, photofinishing, and mobile and wireless imaging. Day two kicks off with a keynote address by Stanley E. Freimuth, COO of Fuji Photo Film USA. Mr. Freimuth will examine emerging technologies and solutions that help consumers shoot, store, print, and share their images, and new revenue opportunities for manufacturers and retailers. Mr. Freimuth will also discuss the need to educate consumers about the convenience, quality, and benefits of digital imaging. Sessions on the final day of the conference delve into topics such as image management, imaging and e-business, and CPXe.      “InfoTrends is pleased to have two strong companies keynoting this event,” said Kristy Holch, Group Director of InfoTrends Research Group. “In fact, this conference features over 30 prominent players presenting insights that we hope will lead to further market growth. We’ve put together a robust agenda detailing possible solutions to the most pressing issues of the day. Additionally, we’ll be offering interactive roundtable discussions focused on topics that the audience will choose. Our goal is for attendees to walk away with an action plan that can be used to move the industry forward in 2003.”      Sponsors and Exhibitors Sponsors and exhibitors will be on hand to discuss market trends with attendees and exhibit/demonstrate various new product and service solutions during the breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and an evening cocktail reception. Sponsors and exhibitors to date include: * Fujifilm      * Hewlett-Packard      * Sony Electronics      * ACD Systems      * Applied Science Fiction      * FotoWire      * Jasc Software      * Mitsubishi Digital Electronics      * OmniVision Technologies      * Visioneer A very limited number of sponsorships and exhibits remain. Companies interested in this opportunity should contact Matt O’Keefe of InfoTrends Research Group at (617) 859-0300, ext. 15 or [email protected] for additional information. Registering to Attend  Those interested in registering can contact Ronda Kelly at (781) 871-9000, ext. 125 or [email protected] with questions. People registering prior to August 30th will benefit from early bird savings. In addition, those that register 3 members of their organization to attend at the same time can send a 4th person free of charge. For more information on this conference, including a full agenda, visit the InfoTrends Web site at www.infotrends-rgi.com/conferences and click on the “Digital Imaging ‘02” link. Online registration is available.  About InfoTrends InfoTrends Research Group, Inc. (www.infotrends-rgi.com) is the leading market research and consulting firm for digital imaging technologies and markets. With the largest number of analysts dedicated solely to digital imaging, InfoTrends offers the most focused coverage of this rapidly evolving market. InfoTrends helps its worldwide clientele improve the effectiveness of their strategic planning by providing valuable tools for intelligent decision-making, including forecasts, end user research, product analysis, and market trend tracking. InfoTrends is a member of the CAP Ventures family (www.capv.com), a worldwide strategic consulting firm for providers and users of business communication technologies and services.