New business and application opportunities in a still challenging economy will be the focus of a major gathering of Xerox Corporation Premier Partners next week in Berlin. Some 250 leading graphic communications providers who are members of the Xerox Premier Partners Global Network in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia are expected to attend the 2011 European Premier Partners Congress at the Xerox Forum, May 10-12.
"We focused this year's program on networking and knowledge sharing around the issues that matter most to graphic communications companies who want to grow their businesses," said Valentin Govaerts, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Xerox Europe. "We're sharing innovative ideas for producing more jobs more efficiently while reducing costs and keeping customers coming back."
On the agenda are:
A menu of more than 61 presentations by industry experts, Premier Partners, business partners and Xerox executives;
The 2011 Best-of-the-Best Award winners from Europe. The awards recognize the top print work among the 850 global members of the Premier Partners.
A wealth of networking opportunities including two dinners, a Spree River boat tour, and social media connections that include QR code promotions and a Tweet wall displaying real-time Twitter posts related to the event.
Communications coach and BBC reporter Katie Ledger will moderate the main session. Highlights include an industry panel on "Opportunities for Profit," featuring Richard Romano, writer, consultant and WhatTheyThink contributor; Ralf Schlözer, director, On Demand Printing and Publishing Consulting Service Europe, InfoTrends; and Andy Tribute, managing partner, Attributes Associates.
More than 20 Xerox business partners are sponsoring and exhibiting at the event. Top-tier sponsors are: Adobe Systems Incorporated; CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH; Duplo; Electronics for Imaging, Inc.; GMC Software Technology; and XMPie, A Xerox Company.
The exclusive, two-day Premier Partners Congress is part of the three-day Xerox Forum for Xerox customers and prospects at Kosmos KG. Premier Partners have the option of extending their networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities during the event by attending the Forum sessions offered.