Xplor at Graph Expo Breakfast Event ‘Sells Out’ for Third Year

The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications proves to be a hot topic

Lutz, FL — September 21, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that the Xplor at Graph Expo Breakfast event on September 15, 2015 at McCormick Place was once again a success.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int at #GraphExpo announces their keynote panel was a success! #OmniChannel breakfast proved to be a big hit http://bit.ly/1Kt1JpD

Registration, limited to 200, reached capacity the week prior to the event. Twenty-five additional seats were added due to the demand. This was the third year that Xplor has used this successful keynote breakfast panel format, a change in format from previous Xplor conference formats held at Print and Graph Expo.

Registration to the Xplor at Graph Expo event included admission to the panel, breakfast, and a Graph Expo exhibit hall pass, courtesy of our sponsors Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies, and Xerox Corporation.

“The feedback we received on the panel has been excellent. The topic was relevant, panelists were extremely knowledgeable and Matt Swain did his typical great job.” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor. “Special thanks to Matt Swain of InfoTrends, Graph Expo, our panelists, and our sponsors Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies and Xerox for making this forum possible.”

Xplor International’s next event, Xploration® 16, is being held April 5-7, 2016 and will feature 55+ educational sessions, daily networking events, and a vendor forum area. The event is being held in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale Orlando. Preliminary event information can be found on the Xplor website (www.xplor.org/xplor16). Information will be added here as it is announced.


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 at Graph Expo” Event Sponsored by Industry Leaders

Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies, and Xerox Corporation support complimentary keynote breakfast panel

Lutz, FL — August 25, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the sponsors of the Xplor at Graph Expo event being held September 15, 2015 during the Graph Expo show.

The complimentary keynote breakfast panel, moderated by Matt Swain of InfoTrends, is being sponsored by Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies, and Xerox Corporation. The breakfast panel is titled The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications: An Industry View and Perspective and will include three end-user panelists.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Beery, Document Composition Manager at RR Donnelley
  • Marianne Gaige, President/CEO of Cathedral Corporation
  • Mark Laube, COO of MicroDynamics

The complimentary event is limited to the first 200 attendees. Registration includes admission to the panel session, a networking breakfast, and a Graph Expo exhibit hall pass, all courtesy of the event sponsors. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: www.xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo.

Tweet this: Xplor at #GraphExpo Sponsors! A BIG THANKS to @CrawfordTechInc @Canon_Solutions and @XeroxCorp Register for free now: http://bit.ly/1hD8f2n

“A special thanks to our sponsors who are providing attendees with a delicious hearty breakfast and a great panel session”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Please be sure to visit them on the show floor and thank them for their support!”

Event Details:
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM)
Location: McCormick Place North – Room N426a
Cost: FREE (Registration required and limited to the first 200 registrants)

For information about Xplor at Graph Expo, please visit: http://xplor.org/xplor-at-graph-expo/. You can also contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6170.


canon_logoAbout Canon Solutions America – Booth 1213
Canon Solutions America is a leading provider of digital document technology solutions.  The Océ brand has a reputation for delivering high speed, outstanding quality and rock-solid reliable production printers to some of the biggest industries and brands. From cut-sheet to continuous feed, monochrome to full-color, and toner to inkjet, these scalable printing and workflow solutions are customized for your business and backed by award-winning service. As part of Canon Solutions America, we have the brightest R&D minds advancing tomorrow’s innovations to help you grow your business, control costs, and practice environmental stewardship. Whether it’s improving productivity or opening new markets and applications, we can help you be ready for the future. Learn more at pps.csa.canon.com.

Crawford_logoAbout Crawford Technologies – Booth 344
Crawford Technologies has been providing the transactional document industry with leading edge software and services since 1995.  Now a multi-faceted industry leader, we are one of the fastest growing companies in North America.  Built on providing print-stream conversions for PSPs and enterprise customers, today we also offer an affordable end-to-end Automated Document Factory (ADF), archive and document accessibility solutions. The PRO Suite of modular products assist with document re-engineering  (repurposing), barcode creation and implementation, multi-channel delivery (e-presentment and Digital Postal Mail), Transpromo, postal automation, mail tracking and more. Learn more at www.crawfordtech.com.

Xerox_logoAbout Xerox Corporation – Booth 613
Xerox is a global business services, technology and document management company helping organizations transform the way they manage their business processes and information. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we have more than 140,000 Xerox employees and do business in more than 180 countries. Together, we provide business process services, printing equipment, hardware and software technology for managing information — from data to documents. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

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

Panelists Announced for the “Xplor at Graph Expo” Event

The 90-Minute breakfast panel will address The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications

Lutz, FL — August 19, 2015: Xplor International today announced the panel participants for their 2015 Xplor at Graph Expo event being held September 15, 2015 at McCormick Place North in Room N426a during the Graph Expo show.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int at #GraphExpo Announces Panelists! Complimentary #Omnichannel panel and hearty breakfast http://bit.ly/1LjBhh9

The complimentary keynote breakfast panel is being moderated by Matt Swain of InfoTrends who will be joined by three leading end users. The panel session is titled The Emergence of Omni-Channel Communications.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Beery, Director of Composition Management at RR Donnelley
    This 25 year veteran has over 13 years leading software product management and strategy organizations. He has held a diverse range of positions focused on delivering customer communications and content management solutions. In his current role, as Director of Composition Management, he combines data from leading analyst firms, market data, with feedback from clients and prospects to identify and bring to market innovative CCM services for RR Donnelley.
  • Marianne W. Gaige, President and CEO of Cathedral Corporation
    An accomplished executive in high-growth companies, Marianne has been a senior manager with Cathedral Corporation since 1992, was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1996 and named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to that, she was a manager with Price Waterhouse and a consultant with the Atlanta-based firm McMann & Dee. Marianne earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Alfred University, and an M.B.A from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. She is also a C.P.A.
  • Mark Laube, Chief Operating Officer at Microdynamics Group
    Mark Laube brings over 30 years of experience in information technology, finance, risk management, operations, and process engineering. Mark joined Microdynamics in 2008 and led acquisition and consolidation of two acquired businesses. Mr. Laube leads operations and service delivery at Microdynamics Group, and provides support and oversight in areas such as enterprise and IT risk management, regulatory and standards compliance, and security initiatives. He also chairs the Microdynamics Governance, Risk & Compliance Council.

Registration includes admission to the panel session, a networking breakfast, and a Graph Expo exhibit hall pass, courtesy of our sponsors, Canon Solutions America, Crawford Technologies and Xerox Corporation.

Event Details:
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM)
Location: McCormick Place North – Room N426a
Cost: Complimentary (Registration Required)

For more information on the event, please visit the Xplor at Graph Expo website or 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 International Announces Annual Conference Event

Lutz, FL — July 28, 2015: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the dates and location for their 2016 annual conference.

Xploration® 16 will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces April 5-7 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando for their Xploration 16 conference bit.ly/1InFrA8 #Xplor16

Also known also as The Customer Communications Conference, the two-and-a-half day event will bring together end-users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors who will share the latest best practices and trends in the customer communications industry.

For anyone involved in the creation, design and/or delivery of customer communications, this is a great event to hear the latest industry trends, best practices and to find solutions.

“Changes in technology and human behavior are rapidly changing not only how we communicate with our customers, but the whole customer experience itself. Xploration® 16 will be about the technologies and changes in human behavior that are driving these changes today and into the future.” – Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International

Interested in speaking at Xploration® 16? Be on the lookout for our Call for Presentations coming soon or contact Xplor International directly.  You can also check the official 2016 Annual Conference page at anytime for the most up-to-date information. 

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at register@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an event exhibitor or 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. Connect with Xplor on Facebook  or Twitter.

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk, EDA

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

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