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Seybold Chicago 2005 To Be Added To Print 05 & Converting 05 Global Event

Press release from the issuing company

PRINT 05 & CONVERTINGSM 05, the largest and most important commercial, package printing and converting event in the world next year, will add significant new scope and value by partnering with Seybold Seminars’ newly created event, Seybold Chicago 2005, to offer additional educational sessions during the international event at McCormick Place, Chicago, September 9-15, 2005. Some 80,000 industry professionals from all over the world are expected to attend PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, which will be the most comprehensive exhibition in the world for the commercial, package printing and converting industry. PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 will be the premier exhibition event for our industry in 2005, and now with this addition it will also be the most prestigious educational opportunity in the world,” noted Regis J. Delmontagne, president of the show’s producer, the Graphic Arts Show Company, Inc. (GASC). “Seybold Seminars is highly respected for offering high-quality, cutting-edge educational sessions with top speakers on a wide variety of technical topics,” Delmontagne added. “We’re pleased to offer these sessions in addition to and as a complement to our own top quality operational and management sessions and further increase the value of our events for our participants.” “By partnering with the premier international commercial, package printing and converting event in 2005, we’re excited to provide attendees with exposure to a high-caliber technical education in an environment unparalleled in the industry,” said James Smith, Vice President and General Manager of Seybold Seminars. “Seybold Chicago 2005’s focus on continuing education on the most current and emerging technologies and concepts in the content management area will complement perfectly the sessions offered at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05.” Delmontagne said GASC’s decision to expand PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, and add to the over 100 existing sessions available at the event reflects key trends in the industry. First, attendees are increasingly concerned about technological advances and how they can be put to use to improve their business models. The speed of this advancement calls for an increased focus on staff training and education to try and keep pace. “A well-trained and technically current staff can pay huge dividends for businesses that are growing or expanding their offerings,” Delmontagne said. Second, the technologies and tools used by package printers, commercial printers, prepress operations and other industry professionals increasingly overlap. Seybold Chicago 2005 sessions held in conjunction with PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 will make the technical and content-oriented sessions available to an even wider audience than in the past, as they have relevance for both commercial and package printers and converters especially on digital asset management, document and content management, and other enterprise-related topics. “Finally, PRINT & CONVERTING will now be the unequalled industry mega-event for commercial, package printing and converting. The combination of PRINT & CONVERTING and Seybold Chicago is the one-two punch for education in our industry. In addition to PRINT & CONVERTING, GASC manages the leading-industry show serving the North American graphic communications, converting and package printing market, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO. PRINT is produced by GASC every four years, and is the largest most comprehensive tradeshow for our industry in the world in 2005.