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All-Star Agenda Marks Xplor and INTERQUEST’s Regional Event

Press release from the issuing company

Torrance, CA (May 24, 2005) – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association and INTERQUEST, a leading technology research and consulting firm serving the electronic printing and publishing industry, today announced an all-star agenda for the next Focused Forums seminar, June 2, 2005 at the Hilton Mystic in Mystic, Connecticut. The seminar, targeted at the banking, finance and insurance industries, will open with keynote speaker Jim Hackett, vice president of business development for SourceLink, whose presentation “Successful One-to-One Communications Strategies,” will provide attendees with an overview of successful marketing programs based on Hackett’s career in helping companies get, keep and grow profitable customer relationships. “We have been involved in color variable data printing for some time, but this was very refreshing. This was an excellent update on where the industry stands and where it is headed!” Julie Bott, document and web design manager, Foremost Insurance and Chicago Focused Forums attendee. In addition to the opening keynote, the Northeast regional program will also feature an end-user panel with Dave Evans, director of document services at Sun Life Financial, Bill Broddy, EDP and principal of Imerge Consulting, as well as Christian Vonn Blasberg, creative service manager of PHH Mortgage and Richard Wolan, director, document solutions group at John Hancock Financial Services. The program will also feature Gilles Biscos, president of INTERQUEST, who will provide attendees with a summary of the color and variable data printing market through a presentation on the application and technology trends, along with education briefs from INTERQUEST analysts Toby Cobrin, EDP and David Davis. The event will conclude with a presentation from Pat McGrew, vertical industry marketing director at Kodak Versamark with closing remarks by Xplor’s own president and CEO, Skip Henk, EDP. “Very informative and enlightening, although we are not in the insurance/finance sector I particularly enjoyed hearing about other users' experiences, and the latest application and technology developments.” Dave Adams, production support coordinator for United Stationers Technology Services and Chicago Focused Forums attendee. Under a partnership between Xplor International and INTERQUEST, Focused Forums is targeted at corporate data center specialists, document services and in-plant print managers, direct mail and graphic arts companies, marketing, advertising, communications professionals, as well as print buyers and media planners. For more information or to register, visit www.focusedforums.com or call 1-800-280-6218. Focused Forums is sponsored by BÖWE Bell + Howell, GMC, Kodak Versamark, Vestcom as well as Innes Publishing.