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2005 Vue/Point Conference Topics Stress Trends That Create Opportunities

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The 2005 VUE/POINT Conference is moving to a new venue - it’s being held outside the Washington, D.C. area for the first time - but its schedule of sessions offers the familiar mix of real-world user experiences and practical forecasts of technology and business trends. VUE/POINT Conference, dedicated to “truth from the trenches, not pitches from the podium,” will be held at the Hilton hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on April 11-13. Seventeen companies and industry publications had enrolled as sponsors of VUE/POINT as of early 2005, each planning to mount tabletop information displays, host breakfast roundtable discussions, and support the gathering in other ways. The heart of VUE/POINT, however, remains a schedule of highly interactive conference sessions, which the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has recently announced. The opening general session on Monday, April 11, will set the tone for the conference by bringing together a panel of print executives to discuss “What Kind of Business Do I Want to Be?” At this session, owners and senior managers will describe their strategic plans for the near future and what investments and changes they are making to improve their prospects for success. On Wednesday, April 13, VUE/POINT’s closing session will focus on “Putting What You Learned at VUE/POINT into Practice.”  This closing roundtable will allow attendees to share what they think have been the key “take-home ideas” from the conference in order to ensure maximum benefit from the event. In between these bookend general sessions, VUE/POINT will offer practical and interactive discussions of: · What Do I Want in My Printer -- A Look at What’s Driving Today’s Printing Customers · The Quest for a Holistic Workflow · The Transition to Digital Printing · How I Learned to Love RGB · Mailing and Fulfillment as a New Business Driver · Proofing Today -- Just How Big a Role Will the Soft Proof Play? · Selling to the Brand -- Enough with the Print Buyer! · PDF Today -- Who, What, Where and How? · The Doorway into the Print Shop · Musical Presses -- a Look at the Blurring Line for Run Crossovers · Variable Data Printing Workflows · How to Deal with the New World of RFIs and RFPs · Dealing with the Database · Computer-to-Plate Potpourri -- What’s Left to Talk About? · Automation Update -- What Real Progress is Being Made in Production Environments? · Developing Variable Data Business -- Tips from the Trenches In addition to these sessions, VUE/POINT will offer information roundtable discussions two evenings, allowing attendees to share their own opinions and debate “JDF Interoperability” on Monday evening and their “Best Ideas” on Tuesday. Vendors will also host breakfast roundtables on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as well as a welcoming reception on Monday evening. VUE/POINT Conference was created to provide the industry with a forum for an open, informal and honest exchange of views. Attendees come to VUE/POINT to learn from each other’s experiences and to convey their own opinions and suggestions to their vendors.  All speakers in the conference sessions are print professionals with topic-specific experience. For 2005, GASC and the VUE/POINT Advisory Committee decided to move the event to a new location away from its traditional home in Washington, D.C., as a way to make this high-level conference more accessible to industry professionals in other regions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families to take advantage of the Conference’s proximity to the many attractions the Orlando area has to offer, including Disney World, Sea World, and more. Complete information about VUE/POINT can be found at www.vue-point.org. The site also offers information about other GASC events, including PRINT 05 & CONVERTINGSM 05, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, GUTENBERGSM & DIGITAL OUTLOOKSM.