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EFI Connect 2005 User Conference Set to Heat Up Miami and Customer Profits

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif --Jan. 18, 2005-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced it will hold the sixth annual Connect users' conference June 12-15th at the luxurious Hilton Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. This historic beachfront resort is completing an extensive makeover, offering a dazzling new environment for learning and relaxing. EFI customers can expect Connect 2005 to offer the best information about improving the ROI of their print management systems. More than 800 customers and industry leaders are expected to attend the conference, believed to be the largest of its kind in the print industry. The four-day conference will offer participants an information-packed, interactive opportunity to discuss industry trends, test drive the latest software updates, exchange ideas, and attend a broad range of educational and keynote sessions. "Connect 2004 was a huge success and we're planning even more innovations this year to make Connect 2005 more relevant and worthwhile for our customers, starting with an exciting new location," said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems. "EFI Connect 2005 is our opportunity to meet with customers in a friendly, interactive environment to share the information, tools, expertise and support that will help them be more competitive, and profitable, while helping us better understand their needs for future development." The EFI Connect 2005 program will feature general sessions and more than 150 breakout sessions, with practical applications and discussions tailored to Print MIS customers as well as sessions on workflow, digital printing, JDF and other emerging technologies. Hands-on demos and exhibits of the latest productivity-enhancing tools will help customers make their businesses more productive--and profitable--than ever before. And Connect 2005 attendees will also enjoy one of the hottest resort locales in the world, with great nightlife, fantastic restaurants and lots to see and do. "Attending Connect helps us better utilize our Hagen print management system and the add-on products we have from EFI," said Tim Uchwat, CFO for JohnsByrne Company, a $25 million sheetfed printer in Niles, IL. "The conference is often the first time we see new product features and hear about future plans, so it's important for us to be there. The interaction with our peers is invaluable for gaining new ideas about using the system and insights into how to stay more competitive." Online registration will soon be available. To pre-register, please visit www.efi.com/connect05/