Torrance, CA (November 15, 2004) – Xplor International today announced the results of its 25th global electronic document systems conference, held October 24-28 in Dallas, Texas. The conference organizers are happy to report that close to 40% of the attendees were first time participants in the annual conference, the balance being returning and loyal supporters. In addition, 25% of the exhibitors were new to the Dallas show floor demonstrated by a number of new software solution
“One of the unique things about Xplor is the large number of educational sessions taking place at any given moment,” said Noel Ward, executive editor, OnDemandJournal.com. “Some sessions I observed had 200 people and another had about 100, some contained 370 people that were warming chairs and learning rather than stalking the aisles in the show. Multiply that by up to a dozen concurrent sessions at anyone given time, and you have a very active educational forum.”
The conference organizers also stressed that while Xplor’s conference is primarily an educational forum; the exhibitor floor was also viewed as a success according to many of the exhibitors. Software companies in particular that were pleased by the high-quality leads they were gathering, in addition first time exhibitor and sponsor FedEx/Kinko’s found Xplor audience eager to learn about their commercial document solutions services. For hardware vendors such as Kodak Versamark, Océ, and Xerox who reported good booth traffic, as attendees seemed eager for both color and black and white inkjet and toner-based solutions for transactional printing.
“We’re encouraged by this year’s attendance especially given that Graph Expo was scheduled 11 days before our Dallas event, in addition to being ‘Drupa year’,” said Skip Henk, EDP, president and CEO of Xplor International. “We also learned quite a bit this year, giving us insight into our attendee conference trends, evidenced by the large number of one and two-day conference registrations.”
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