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InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Digital Imaging Conference Update

Press release from the issuing company

WEYMOUTH, Mass.--Oct. 8, 2004-- InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, the leading worldwide market research and consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industries, is pleased to announce that nearly 200 imaging executives and industry influencers have already made plans to attend the 3rd annual "Digital Imaging '04" conference in San Jose, California next week. This two-day event, hosted by InfoTrends/CAP Ventures and sponsored by Kodak, HP, Sprint, Fuji, and International Paper, will begin on October 14th and will be held at the Wyndham Hotel San Jose. Day one opens with an interactive keynote session featuring senior pacesetters in the industry. The anticipated growth and direction of digital photography will be debated, and predictions will be shared by those actively shaping the future of this market. From there, we will move into a discussion of market growth based on updated analyst data. Results from a recent digital camera end-user study will be underscored as our experts assess some future user trends. Additionally, we will focus on camera phone adoption patterns and usage habits based on new primary research. The afternoon program will feature sessions on camera phone printing, mobile imaging and image sharing, future display devices, and the market outlook for digital video. Day two kicks off with insights into the worldwide digital camera market. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures' new European digital camera analyst will present highlights from our most recent European digital camera forecast. From there, photo printing analysts will examine trends in home, retail, and online printing, with an eye on the pain points that are hampering growth and the expected shifts in print volumes over the coming years. The day will be rounded out with additional discussions on printing and photofinishing, as well as digital imaging in the home, industry responsibility for consumer memory keeping, and other important topics. "During this conference, our analysts will present some of our newest data, a portion of it just days old, on the changing dynamics in the photo industry," says Kristy Holch, Group Director of InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. "Additionally, our roster of 30+ speakers will consider the tough issues that need to be addressed by the market as a whole to effect change. It's our hope that members of the digital imaging vendor community will benefit tremendously from the combination of industry analysis, opinion sharing, and peer-to-peer dialogue that have made this event truly unique in past years." Sponsors and Exhibitors Sponsors and exhibitors will be on hand to discuss market trends with attendees, and are likely to exhibit and demonstrate various new product and service solutions during the breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and an evening cocktail reception. Sponsors and exhibitors to date include: -- Eastman Kodak Company -- HP -- Sprint -- International Paper -- Fujifilm -- ArcSoft -- Silverwire -- PiXPO -- RocketLife.com Association and Publication Co-Sponsors Include: -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) -- Digital Output Magazine -- The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) -- Photo Trade News (PTN) Registering to Attend Those interested in registering can contact Ronda Kelly at (781) 616-2100, ext. 125 or [email protected] with questions. For more information on this conference, including a full agenda, visit the InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Web site at www.infotrends-rgi.com and click on the "Industry Conferences" link. You can register online. Upcoming InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Events -- Digital Imaging '04 Japan: December 2004 - Tokyo, Japan -- Flash Forward at the 2005 International CES: January 6-9, 2005 - Las Vegas, Nevada