Rave Reviews For AIIM ON DEMAND 2005, Returns to Philly
Press release from the issuing company
AIIM ON DEMAND 2005 NEWTON, Mass.--May 25, 2005-- Questex Media Group announced today that due to rave reviews from attendees, exhibitors and media, next year's AIIM ON DEMAND will take place once again at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 16-18, 2006. More than 35,000 technology and business professionals registered for this year's event, which included more than 21,000 visitors, 350 exhibiting companies and 250 members of the press and analyst community. The event, which ran from May 17-19, is North America's largest enterprise technology event.
AIIM is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content that support business processes and comply with government regulations. ON DEMAND, the digital printing & automated production event, is the leading conference and exposition dedicated to the technologies that create, personalize, manage, print, and deliver content. Together, AIIM ON DEMAND represents the synergy of content and data throughout the information life cycle -- from creation to delivery.
"AIIM ON DEMAND proved once again to be the definitive enterprise technology event," said Kerry Gumas, president & CEO of Questex Media Group. "The conferences and exposition were packed with overflow crowds of industry professionals looking to make sound business decisions. The technology suppliers who took part in the event were so pleased with the quality of the audience and the volume of business they generated, a record setting 90% of our 2005 exhibitors signed up to exhibit at next year's event."
"AIIM ON DEMAND's impressive lineup of keynote speakers, Declaration of Education program, innovative technology solutions showcased by exhibiting companies, and the tremendous support of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors' Bureau as well as the local business community contributed significantly to the success of this year's event," continued Gumas.
AIIM ON DEMAND kicked off its three-day conference and exposition with an opening day keynote presented by Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. Roberts presented his view of The Future of the On Demand Business to standing-room-only crowds. Other featured keynote sessions and speakers at the show included:
-- The State of the ECM Industry
John Mancini, president, AIIM - the ECM Association
-- The Future of the Document
Gary Kusin, president & CEO, FedEx Kinko's
-- The Transformation of the Print Industry
Charles A. Pesko, Jr., managing director, InfoTrends/CAPVentures
-- Tradition & Transformation: The Changing World of Graphic Communications
Daniel Carp, chairman & CEO, Eastman Kodak Company
-- Capturing the Upside While Avoiding the Downside
Clayton Christensen, author, Seeing What's Next, professor, Harvard Business School
-- Transforming Creative Communications
Kamar Aulakh, president & CEO, Quark
"The ON DEMAND show brings together two related areas: the graphic arts and the enterprise," said Charles A. Pesko, Managing Director of InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. "Co-locating with the AIIM Conference & Expo has proven to be of great value to all attendees because the combined show unites those with similar interests in document production and provides valuable insight on where the industry is headed in the future."
"The success of this year's AIIM Conference & Expo is an outstanding representation of how important content and document management is to business professionals around the world," said John Mancini, president, AIIM - the ECM Association." This is their once-a-year opportunity to experience the latest technologies first-hand and gain knowledge directly from the industry leaders. We look forward to working with Questex to produce the 2006 event."
This year's event included more than 350 exhibitors and sponsors. IBM, Eastman Kodak Company, and StorageTek served as platinum sponsors for both the AIIM and ON DEMAND conferences and expositions. AIIM was also supported by corporate sponsors Vignette, OnBase, Oracle and EMC Corporation, while FedEx Kinko's, Konica Minolta, Xerox, Toshiba, Quark and Canon U.S.A., Inc. represented ON DEMAND.
Many exhibitors announced new products at this year's show. Hot Product and Case Study submissions are being featured in the print and online versions of the Show Daily. Please visit www.outputlinks.com/today for more details.
"AIIM ON DEMAND is the pulse of what is going on in the industry", said David Gills, vice president, Freedom Imaging Systems. "Just by walking the expo hall floor I could see how many new companies and technologies are emerging in the content and document management industry. I come to AIIM ON DEMAND to gather the information I need in order to make sound business decisions in this competitive industry."
Exhibitors also partnered with AIIM ON DEMAND to offer informative pavilions designed to focus on a specific technological facet within the show's broader scope, providing visitors with an interactive and specialized look at some of the most interesting applications in technology today. Some of the pavilions included: Business Process Management, Data Center On Demand, The Solution Center, and Workflow Automation.
A special feature of the event was the Declaration of Education Program, featuring Books for Kids. The program supplied approximately 10,000 digitally printed books for students of the School District of Philadelphia through a collaborative effort between AIIM ON DEMAND and its exhibiting partners: Weyerhauser, Oce, Lasermax Roll Systems, MBO America and Muller Martini.
Students and representatives of the School District of Philadelphia, as well as Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street, accepted the landmark donation. Players from the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul supported the initiative and signed autographs for students and attendees.
For more information, please visit the event website: www.aiimondemand.com. For event photos, please go to http://www.oscareinzig.com/aiimondemandpressroom2005/
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