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Document Industry leaders to speak at INTERQUEST 2009 Digital Printing Forum

Press release from the issuing company

Charlottesville, VA - INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing, today announced an impressive roster of presenters for its Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum, which will focus on the current and future state of digital printing in these two environments. The seminar will take place in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

A "Leading Vendors Strategies Panel" will kick off the event. Speakers will include George Promis, Vice President, Production Color Solutions & Technology Alliances, InfoPrint Solutions Company; Bryan Beauchamp, Vice President, Business Development & Federal Sales, Océ North America; and David Murphy, Vice President of Marketing, Riso Inc. The speakers will provide updates of their companies and strategies in the government and higher education markets.

Following the "Leading Vendors Panel" INTERQUEST will provide an update of the digital printing market and analyze key trends in the publishing, print-on-demand, transactional, and graphic arts markets. It will also explore recent technological and market developments, discuss the impact of the latest vendor announcements, and examine future changes. The morning portion of the seminar will conclude with case studies from government and higher education users who will present applications, successes, and challenges with digital printing. Speakers will include Jon Mumma, Project Manager, Advanced Printing Technology Assessment Program, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), and Leslie Rutledge, Manager, ReproGraphic Services, San Diego State University.

The afternoon will feature two tracks targeted at each of the environments. During the Government track, INTERQUEST will present key results from recent research it has conducted in the government market. The presentation will be followed by a panel of publishing and printing executives from key government agencies who will present current applications and discuss what they would like to see from their suppliers in areas such as output solutions, system features and capabilities, support and maintenance, and cost. Speakers will include Steven Howe, Manager, Printing Services, Stores, and Mail Operations, City of Cincinnati; Christine Engel, Academic Director for Visual Communications, Defense Information School; and Wilma Grant, Publishing Manager, Print/Digital Media, the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Higher Education track will feature a presentation of key results from a recent survey conducted by INTERQUEST in the higher education market. Following the presentation a panel of management representatives from leading in-house printing and publishing operations as well as marketing specialists will discuss their color printing applications, along with effective personalized marketing campaigns they have developed to help college and universities better communicate with students and alumni. Speakers will include Kate Dunn, President, Digital Innovations Group; Connie Kessen, Manager, Copy Center/ Printing /Mail Services, Kishwaukee College; Teresa M. Thacker, Manager Print Services, University of Maryland; and Arnold E. Hammann, Information Management & Instructional Technology Director, Washington County Public Schools.

The forum is sponsored by leading industry players, including Cascades, Hewlett-Packard, InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak, MGI, Océ, Rimage, and RISO, with additional support from American Printer, the Federal Electronic Document Systems Association (FEDS), In-plant Graphics, the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services (ICPPS), the National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS), the National Government Publishing Association (NGPA), the University Mail Managers Association (UMMA), and the Xplor Mid Atlantic Region (MAR).

The event is targeted at government and higher education users, including publishing and graphic services, in-plants and CRDs, print and mail services, IT/data center operations, purchasing and procurement departments, and communications professionals, as well as service providers. For more information or to register for the event, see: www.inter-quest.com/2009DigPrintingGovtForum.html