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Xplor Adds Education Pavilion To 2003 Conference, IBM is First Sponsor

Press release from the issuing company

Boulder, CO, March 31, 2003 -- Reinforcing the strategic role Xplor plays in educating its members on the latest trends and developments in the print community, the organization has created an Education Pavilion at the annual Xplor International event this year, which IBM will sponsor. As part of its sponsorship, IBM will, for the first time, host interactive technology seminars throughout three days of the exhibit that allow attendees hands-on participation at computer workstations. In alignment with Xplor's goal of returning to its user education roots, this new exhibit hall addition will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience firsthand, the details of maneuvering through applications associated with print-on-demand. IBM's contribution to the Education Pavilion includes IBM providing technical experts and education content for the seminars. "Xplor plays an invaluable role educating managers from around the world and providing a forum for them to network on the latest print innovations and developments. We expect the new Education Pavilion to be a stimulating and informative addition to the already extensive education sessions that Xplor will offer at the conference," said Mark Andrews, vice president of worldwide marketing, IBM Printing Systems. "IBM is thrilled to be able to take advantage of this education sponsorship opportunity at the conference, in addition to our participation in the Joint Technology Council (JTC) Partners Executive Forum and the conference education sessions." "This new addition of an Education Pavilion to the Xplor Global Conference and Exhibit reaffirms our commitment to enlightening members to the innovations that lay ahead," said Bill McCalpin, general manager, Xplor International. "With this classroom style format, attendees will gain hands-on learning through interactive seminars that I know will help them return to their companies more knowledgeable about the possibilities they have in electronic printing and document solutions." "The hands-on capability that IBM and Xplor will provide is just what members of Xplor have been looking for. The ability to interact with applications while guided by a technical expert is something attendees, like myself, will find extremely useful and effective," said Scott Kelly, vice president, US Lynx.