EskoArtwork stages Worldwide Customer Conference in Orlando, Florida
Press release from the issuing company
Gent ,Belgium, (December 17, 2008) – EskoArtwork announced its first worldwide customer conference, scheduled for May 19th through 20th, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. Following a series of successful user group meetings in the US, the company is turning this event into a worldwide customer conference. The conference will focus on implementing new technologies and sharing best practices, as well as providing a platform for interaction between users and EskoArtwork application and product specialists, executives and partners. Its main goal is to attract attendees from the complete spectrum of many thousands of EskoArtwork and Enfocus users worldwide: from graphics and structural oriented packaging and graphic arts companies such as converters, commercial printers, publishers, sign and display firms, to packaging designers and brand owners.
The program is aimed at giving both hands-on demonstrations to users and decision-makers as well as concentrating on the specific customer – supplier relationship. EskoArtwork's daughter company Enfocus as well as EskoArtwork's partners will be participating in the conference.
"This conference is particularly important to EskoArtwork," said Carsten Knudsen, CEO of EskoArtwork. "First and foremost, it provides a unique platform for us to share product developments and future plans with our users and to listen carefully to their feedback. We want to hear what they are thinking-good or bad, and with reference to both our technology and our service and support. Face-to-face contact is always an effective format of meeting this objective. It is also gratifying to see the amount of networking and sharing of best practices that takes place during the conference, allowing users to return home with actionable ideas that can add even more value to their EskoArtwork solutions and their operations as a whole."
Mr. Knudsen explains that historically there were two conferences, one focused on graphics design and production, and the other focused on structural design and production. "The conferences were combined several years ago," he adds, "because today's environment often requires tight integration of these functions. Especially since our acquisition of Artwork Systems, with the increased relevance of our combined product line to brand owners and sign and display manufacturers, the combined conference has proven to deliver more value to attendees than holding two separate conferences. In addition, we are structuring this as a worldwide event with expected participants coming from all continents. In this global economy, we believe our users will gain significant benefit from being able to interact with other users from around the world in a single venue. EskoArtwork has thousands of ArtiosCAD and ArtPro users out there and this will be the first time they will be able to meet up at the same forum."
Conference attendees have the opportunity to interact with each other and with EskoArtwork and partner experts in both formal and informal settings. EskoArtwork works closely with EUGI leadership to organize the event and prepare relevant content. Although it is held in the U.S., the conference attracts a global audience. The Orlando location offers affordable travel options as well as a large number of direct flights, which is expected to boost global attendance in 2009. The 2009 conference will also include a partner exhibition area designed to provide attendees with ready access to valuable information from EskoArtwork technical and service partners. "We believe that our technical and service partners are an important part of this conference," commented Knudsen. "The conference will be structured to provide access to those partners, both during conference sessions and in the exhibit area, where attendees can electively spend time with any partner they choose."
"EUGI is very pleased with EskoArtwork's increased involvement in planning the 2009 conference," said Michael D. Meyer of Bemis, Inc., Chairman of the EUGI Board of Directors. "They are already helping us to plan exciting additions as compared to previous conferences, and we are especially excited with the increased international focus for the 2009 event. All of this will serve to make the conference even more dynamic and valuable to attendees. This is shaping up to become a great conference, and we hope to see a vastly increased number of attendees who are anxious to benefit from this important learning opportunity."
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