Xplor Announces “Xplor at Graph Expo” Event

Complimentary Registration is now open for the 90-Minute breakfast panel discussion on Omni-Channel Communications

Lutz, FL — June 17, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that registration is now open for the Xplor at Graph Expo event being held September 15, 2015 at McCormick Place South in Room N426a during the Graph Expo event. Complimentary registration can be found at: www.xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo/

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int at #GraphExpo Registration Now Open! Complimentary #OmniChannel Breakfast Keynote with only 200 seats! http://bit.ly/1HQdxRX 

The Xplor at Graph Expo Breakfast Panel, in its third year, features a keynote breakfast panel of industry end users. At PRINT 13, Xplor moved from a traditional educational format of tracks and sessions to a single keynote breakfast panel. For two consecutive years, the event has hit registration capacity, resulting in a waiting list.

This year’s event, The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications, features four panelists with moderator Matt Swain of InfoTrends and will address seamless customer interactions, independent of channel or device, which so many consumers want. A complimentary breakfast will be served to registrants before the panel gets underway, compliments of our event sponsors which include Crawford Technologies and Xerox.

“Third time is a charm they say. With how successful the first two breakfast panels were, I can’t wait to see what this one has in store”, said Chad Henk, Marketing Coordinator for Xplor International. “The event is going to fill up fast with this pairing of education and networking during a hearty breakfast; don’t wait too long to register.”

The complimentary keynote breakfast panel is limited to 200 attendees. Registration includes admission to the panel, breakfast, and a Graph Expo exhibit hall pass.

Event Details:

  • Date: September 15, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Breakfast served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Location: McCormick Place South – Room N426a
  • Cost: FREE (Registration Required)

For more information or to register for the Xplor at Graph Expo event, please visit: www.xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo/ or you can contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6170.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
Chad@xplor.org
+1-813-949-6171

Xplor Resurrects “Gold Webinar Series”

Lutz, FL – June 8, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the resurrection of the Xplor Gold Webinar Series. The 2015 series features four webinars presented by top industry analysts and consultants who will share the latest trends, new technologies, and best practices in the document communications industry.

Tweet this: Xplor resurrects ‘Gold Webinar Series’ beginning June 16th with @JohnBiehler on #3DPrinting bit.ly/1JzHIhM 

The 2015 Series was created as a result of requests from the Xplor community and include the topics of 3D printing, Managing Customer Experiences, and Inkjet Printing.

“People kept approaching me asking when Xplor would do a Gold Series again”, said Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I’m happy to finally announce the 2015 Gold Series. The four events, they will be jam-packed with information!”

Registration is open to everyone, with recorded links provided to actual attendees and Xplor members via the Member Portal. For additional information, or to register for any of the events, please visit the 2015 Gold Webinar Series on the Xplor Website.

Scheduled Speakers Include:


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
Chad@xplor.org
+1-813-949-6171

2015 Xplor Scholarship Accepting Applications

The Association’s Scholarships Open to Xplor Member’s and Their Families

Lutz, FL – June 3, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that they are accepting applications for their 2015 scholarship program through the deadline of June 30, 2015.

In 2010, Xplor decided to go beyond its traditional member offerings to help promote and support the next generation of professionals in the electronic document and communications industry. The Xplor Member Scholarship program was founded to provide financial assistance to Xplor members and their families who are looking to pursue a career in the electronic document and communications industry.

The program is funded by the generosity of Xplor Elite Sponsors: Crawford Technologies, GMC Software Technology, NEPS, Solimar Systems, Canon Solutions America, HP, Neopost USA, Ricoh, and Transformations.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their pursuit of a career in the electronic document and communications industry, which includes all phases of document and communication creation and delivery, as well as academic achievement, participation in school activities, and service to the community.

“Everyone should apply!” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Not only are our member’s eligible, but their children and grandchildren are as well. We really want to foster the next generation, so be sure to spread the word!”

Each year scholarships are awarded in various denominations, up to $1000 USD. The deadline for applications is June 30th. For more information, visit www.xplor.org/scholarship.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
Chad@xplor.org
+1-813-949-6171

Xplor Canada Adds Xplor Ryerson Intern

Intern to Support Membership Programming and Activities
Submitted May 12, 2015 – Cross Posted from Xplor Canada

Xplor® Canada, an affiliate of Xplor® International, today announced the addition of intern Jim Phan to support membership programming and activities within the Canadian Region.

Jim PhanIn his a 3rd year studying in the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program at Ryerson University, Jim takes an active role in his Course Union (GCMCU) serving as the President – and in the past as Vice President of Events. He also took part in planning events for the Ryerson International Experiential Learning Program as well as contributing to the Ryerson Communications and Design Society campaign team. With the coming 2016/2017 year, Jim hopes to be able to get students in GCM involved in more academic, professional, and social events.

“It is a very exciting to be able to work with so many members with such diverse backgrounds,” says Phan. “Currently I am working towards planning out the logistics of Xplor Canada’s annual Golf Day. I also look forward to showcasing Xplor in creative ways in order to support Xplor’s mission of opening more Xplor university student chapters.”

Mr. Phan is an active member of the Xplor Ryerson University chapter, in Toronto. Launched two years ago, Ryerson became the first university chapter of Xplor International.

“We are very happy to support the Ryerson GCM program, especially since they were the inaugural Xplor student chapter” says Paul Abdool, Xplor International Board Member focused on student chapter development. “When I interviewed students at the Ryerson University GCM Job Fair, there were many great candidates, but I knew Jim was our guy. I liked his energy and his ‘make something from nothing’ attitude.”


Xplor Canada Media:
+1-905-469-9062
info@xplorcanada.org

Xploration® 15 Deemed a Success

The Customer Communications Conference is well received by Attendees

Lutz, FL – April 29, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that they deemed Xploration® 15 a success. Xploration® 15 was held in Orlando, Florida April 14-16, 2015.

The event featured over 60 educational sessions in addition to the general sessions and vendor forum. The vendor forum featured 38 leading-edge providers of document technology products and services. The conference also included daily networking events, two keynote speakers, the second annual Customer Engagement Program and pre-conference programs provided by Madison Advisors and PrintMediaCentr.

For 2015, the conference Education Committee once again focused on user experiences as part of the agenda, resulting in more end user presentations that featured real world experience and best practices.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the 2015 event. We made many changes based on recommendations from our 2014 attendees that were well received.” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor. “Next week we start planning Xploration® 16. which will once again take place in the March-April timeframe. Additional details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.”

Although attendance was on par with the 2014 event, first time and international attendance rose. Approximately 38% of Xploration® 15 attendees were first-timers and 18% of attendees came from outside of the United States. International attendance included delegates from Columbia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, and Sweden.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
Chad@xplor.org
+1-813-949-6171

Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award and Xplorer of the Year Presented at Xploration® 15

Lutz, FL — April 21, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today named the recipients of the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award and Xplorer of the Year. The two Xplor awards recognize individual contributions to the association and the industry in general. Both awards were presented at Xplor’s Annual Conference, Xploration® 15, on Tuesday, April 14.

Tweet this: Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Recognized at Xploration® 15 http://ow.ly/LVCLm #Xplor15

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2007 and is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document industry. This award is open to Xplor International members as well as non-members.

This year’s Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award goes to two recipients, both very different in terms of their accomplishments and contributions to the industry:

Malcolm Keif, PHD is Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Printed Electronics & Functional Imaging program at Cal Poly State University Graphic Communication Department and Denise Miano, EDP, is President, CTO, and Founder of NEPS LLC.

“I am honored to present the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award to these two outstanding individuals” says Skip Henk, President & CEO of Xplor International. “Both have provided unique contributions to the industry which if expounded upon would necessitate a small book.”

The Xplorer of the Year Award is one of the association’s most prestigious recognitions. It honors an individual’s outstanding service to the Association, dedication to the Xplor mission and notable achievements promoting the interest of the electronic document systems industry. Only current members of Xplor International, who are not on the Association Board of Directors, are eligible.

This year’s Xplorer of the Year is Roberta McKee-Jackson, EDP. “Roberta has been involved with Xplor since 1984 and has been involved both as a staff member and for many years as a volunteer” says Skip Henk, EDP, Xplor’s President and CEO, “Her contribution to the association over the years have been responsible for the success and expansion of many Xplor programs.”

Other Xplor annual awards, recognized and announced at Xploration® 15 include:

Application of the Year Award
Winner: Crawford Technologies and the City of Glendale
Honorable Mentions: BlueToad Inc and Canon Solutions America

Technology Application Award
Winner: GMC Software Technology
Honorable Mentions: Ultimate TechnoGraphics/Ultimate Bindery and AccuZIP/LIVINGMAIL

Chairman’s Award
Winner: The Xplor International Staff


 

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor Announces 2015 Technology and Application Award Recipients

Award Recipients to Be Recognized in Orlando at Xploration® 15

Lutz, FL — March 25, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the recipients of its 2015 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 14, 2015, during the Xploration® 15 event at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: #Xplor15 Tech & App Award Winners: @CrawfordTechInc @gmc_net @BlueToadinc @Canon_Solutions @accuzip @PrintImposition http://ow.ly/KGOex

Application of the Year Award:
The Application of the Year Award is presented to an individual, a company or an organization to recognize outstanding achievement in the imaginative application of current technology and/or unique implementation of existing document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members.

Xplor will award two honorable mentions in addition to the 2015 winner.

  • The 2nd Honorable Mention is being awarded to Bluetoad, Inc., an Orlando based digital publishing software company, for utilizing their digital publishing platform that assists the healthcare industry in delivering personalized digital editions of customer-facing documents.
  • The 1st Honorable Mention is being awarded to Canon Solutions America’s published “Designers’ Guide to Inkjet”. The guide is a comprehensive resource for agency and in-house designers that provides guiding principles, best practices, and real-world recommendations related to the exciting world of inkjet.

The winner of the 2015 Xplor Application of the Year is the City of Glendale and Crawford Technologies. Utilizing Crawford’s RIPTIDE product, the City of Glendale was able to automate the distribution and output management of case files stored in the repository.

In the words of the Glendale city government project manager, “the RIPTIDE solution made all the difference, changing ‘days and hours’ of work into ‘minutes and seconds’” as the tasks of copying, collation, and hand stamping were eliminated. One of the key results was that staff was able to be reallocated to more productive tasks. 

Technology of the Year Award:
The Technology of the Year Award honors an individual, company or organization that has conceived and developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.  This can be a new program, product, or technology that notably enhances the capabilities of document and communication systems.

Like the Application of the Year award, Xplor will present two honorable mentions, in addition to the winner of the award, due to the large number of submissions.

  • The 2nd Honorable Mention for the Technology of the Year Award is being awarded to Ultimate TechnoGraphics/Ultimate Bindery. Ultimate Bindery provides a unique and new value to document production with software dedicated to bridging the gap between prepress and printing processes with the final stage of production.
  • The 1st Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the year award is being awarded to AccuZIP/LIVINGMAIL. LIVINGMAIL allows mailers to send automatic voice messages, texts, and/or e-mails to the mail recipients with customizable scheduling. All of these communications are triggered off of an IMb and/or QR code on the mail piece.

The winner of the 2015 Xplor Technology of the Year is being awarded to GMC Software Technology for their Inspire Dynamic Communications. Inspire Dynamic Communication enables the creation of immersive, digital customer statements that deliver intuitive and attractive charts, graphs and other graphical representations of customer financial information.

Inspire Dynamic Communications fully addresses the rapidly-growing demand for relevant information while on the go, delivering optimized and abbreviated experiences based on user context.

“Once again the Awards Committee had the difficult task of selecting the companies and individuals to be recognized as each submission represented compelling technologies and their use.” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “We thank everyone who submitted a nomination as well as the efforts and commitment of the Awards Committee.”

Xplor International will also be announcing the recipients of the Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement awards at Xploration® 15 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. 

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:

Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xploration® 15 Expands Vendor Forum Participants

Thirteen New Companies Join Xploration Vendor Forum

Lutz, FLMarch 18, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the addition of thirteen new participating companies as part of the Xploration® 15 Vendor Forum. Xploration® 15 is being held April 14-16, 2015 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive.

The Xploration vendor forum has sold out the last four years and currently has only one remaining booth available.

Joining Xploration for the first time in 2015:

  • 360 Advanced
  • Accuzip, Inc.
  • BCC Software
  • B.L. Fletcher & Associates
  • Business Forms Management Assoc.
  • BlueToad
  • Ecrion
  • Indellient, Inc.
  • Level One
  • PDF Associations
  • Satori Software
  • Ultimate TechnoGraphics

“The electronic document and customer communication industry continues to change, driving the need for Xplor to expose our members and the industry to the latest in technology and best practices”, said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Our new Vendor Forum participants support Xplor’s expansion of our document and educational space and represent a broad and expanding offering of products and services.”

Returning to the Xploration Vendor Forum:

  • Bell and Howell
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Canon Solutions America, Inc.
  • Crawford Technologies
  • Doxee
  • Eclipse Corporation
  • Essociates Group, Inc.
  • FIS
  • GMC Software Technology
  • HP
  • ISIS Papyrus
  • Mail-Gard
  • MPI Tech
  • Neopost USA
  • NEPS, LLC
  • Oracle
  • Prinova
  • RenderX
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation
  • Riso, Inc.
  • Sefas
  • Solimar Systems, Inc.
  • Transformations
  • Xerox Corporation

Registration to the three-day event (April 14-16) includes access to all 60+ educational sessions, panels, keynotes, general sessions, and daily networking events that include two lunches and a breakfast on Thursday.

For more information, or to register to Xploration 15, please visit the conference website: www.cvent.com/d/l4qklv

Vendors interested in sponsoring or exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or deborahgreen1@earthlink.net.

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Industry Leaders Line Up in Support of Xploration® 15

Annual Customer Communications Conference – April 14th-16th in Orlando, Florida

Lutz, FL – March 3, 2015 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the lineup of conference sponsors for their annual conference event, Xploration® 15, being held April 14-16, 2015 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

“This event would not be possible without the support of our conference sponsors,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Each year our sponsors step up allowing Xplor to put on a great educational venue not only for our members, but the industry at large.”

The vendor forum area has sold out the last four years and currently has only two remaining booths. A couple of Xploration® 15 sponsorships opportunities are still available.

Xploration® 15 Conference Sponsors include:

Conference Bags – Canon Solutions America
Lanyards – HP
Beverage Service – Solimar Systems, Inc.
Opening Reception/Trivia Pursuit/T-Shirts – NEPS, LLC
Evening Party – Crawford Technologies and RenderX
Keynote Speaker/Devon Harris – Neopost USA
Onsite Guide – Cincinnati Financial
Media Sponsors: E-Document NewsIn-Plant GraphicsPrinting ImpressionsPrint Media Centr
Co-Location Sponsors: AcadamiMadison AdvisorsPrint Media Centr

Registration to the three-day event (April 14-16) includes access to all 60+ educational sessions, panels, keynotes, general sessions, and daily networking events that include two lunches and a breakfast on Thursday.

For more information or to register please visit the conference website.
Vendors interested in sponsoring or exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales.

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Madison Advisors Returns to Xplor Conference to Share CCM Insights

Half-Day Pre-Conference Event Helps Kick Off Xploration® 15

Lutz, FL —February 24, 2015—Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that the Madison Advisor’s Pre-Conference Intensive will once again be part of Xplor’s Annual Conference, Xploration® 15, April 14-16, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The pre-conference program will take place April 13, 2015, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Tweet this: @Madison_Advisor Pre-Conference Intensive again returns to Xploration® 15 in Orlando, Florida #Xplor15

Madison Advisors provides thought leadership, strategic consulting, and market research to clients in the customer communications management (CCM), electronic delivery, and print industries. Their industry-neutral expertise enables end-user organizations, service providers, and vendors to achieve their strategic objectives around transactional customer communications and publishing services.

This year’s pre-conference program will feature three sessions that include:
• Archives: Not Just for Documents Anymore
• Measuring What Matters: Dashboards and KPIs
• Minding Your Print & Queues: Job Scheduling, Tracking & Optimization

Pricing
Attendance to the Madison Advisors pre-conference program is not included with the conference’s Platinum Passport. However, attendees can purchase this pre-conference program during the registration process for Xploration® 15. For Xplor Members, the cost is $200 USD and non-members, $225 USD.

About Xploration® 15
Xploration® 15 is being held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive from April 14-16, 2015. Pre-Conference Programs will take place on April 13, 2015.

For questions about Xploration® 15, please contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6710 or by email at register@xplor.org.

Registration to the three-day event includes access to all of Xploration® 15’s 60+ educational sessions, panels, keynotes, general sessions, evening networking events, networking lunches and a breakfast on Thursday.

A limited number of exhibit spaces are still available. Vendors interested in becoming an exhibitor or event sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green, at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen1@earthlink.net.

About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA
Marketing Coordinator
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

About Madison Advisors


Madison Advisors, an advisory firm, exists to advance the print and electronic communications objectives of Fortune 1000 companies. The company’s analysts provide advisory services for a range of content delivery strategies, particularly those addressing enterprise output technologies and customer communications. Through short-term, high-impact engagements (measurable in days or weeks, not months), Madison Advisors offers expertise and advisory services that directly help clients achieve hard and specific return on investment (ROI) related to their enterprise output goals and objectives. The company’s analyst team has an extensive background in the enterprise output industry, enabling Madison Advisors to offer its clients unique, objective perspectives and unparalleled guidance for their print and electronic communications initiatives. For more information about Madison Advisors, visit the company’s web site at www.madison-advisors.com or call (817) 684-7545.