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IKON to Participate in Discussions on Document Efficiency at Xplor

Press release from the issuing company

Xplor 2003 VALLEY FORGE, Pa. & TORRANCE, Calif.--Sept. 22, 2003-- IKON Office Solutions and Xplor International today announced that IKON will be an official sponsor of the Gartner program at the Xplor 2003 Global Conference & Exhibit. The Gartner full-day program, scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2003, is designed to offer professionals in the office document output industry the information they need to identify the best business solutions for the management of their systems. IKON will also participate in the vendor panel moderated by Gartner during the program and provide insight and expertise on the challenges, solutions and best practices offered in the office printing and document management area. Xplor's Global Conference and Exhibit runs from October 26-29, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. Full Conference and Exhibit attendees and one-day (Tuesday) Conference and Exhibit attendees are welcome to attend the Gartner program. More information on the Conference & Exhibit can be found at www.xplor.org/xplor2003. "Xplor demonstrates the increasingly important role document efficiency plays within businesses for businesses worldwide," said Cathy Lewis, Senior Vice President of Marketing for IKON. "Attendees of the day-long Gartner program will take part in and benefit from discussions that will help turn their document and printing strategies into visible return on investment and measurable business advantages." The program will feature numerous sessions lead by Gartner analysts as well as end user and vendor panel discussions. Among the topics to be included in the program are: -- Key Trends on Office Document Output Management -- Best Practices for Copier, MFP, Printer Fleet Management -- Effective Management Strategies that Deliver the Value of Color Documents, Without All the Cost -- Output Outsourcing: Promises and Pitfalls of Turning over Document Output -- Demonstration of Gartner's one-of-a-kind MFP Vendor Selector Software Tool "This program directly addresses our member, attendee and exhibitors requests for additional relevant, objective expertise in office printing and document efficiencies that thought-leaders such as IKON and Gartner offer," said William J. "Bill" McCalpin, General Manager, Xplor International. "The Gartner program will provide vendors and end-users critical insight to realize their respective business goals."