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Registration Now Open for Xploration® 18

Customer Communications Conference to be Held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, FL

Lutz, FL – November 7, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that registration is now open for Xploration® 18 being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

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The Enterprise Communications Industry is in a constant state of evolution driven by new technology and changes in human behavior. Xploration 18 is about enabling the Enterprise Communications Industry by providing the “What, Why and How” for industry trends, best practices, regulations and new technologies.

With the Customer Experience taking center stage in our industry, the 2018 curriculum will cover:

  • Key Industry Trends you must prepare your business for NOW!
  • Best Practices to improve your profitability
  • Regulations that impact your business
  • Technology Solutions that are changing the industry

The event will feature over 40 educational sessions presented by end users, industry analysts, consultants, and subject matter experts who will share real world examples and case studies.

The event will take place at the Rosen Plaza which features 800 deluxe guestrooms at a great location, across the street from the Pointe Orlando shopping and entertainment complex. The Xplor group rate for this great venue is locked in at $189 per night for a standard room (plus tax, no resort fees).

If you are involved in the design, creation, production and distribution of customer bills, statements, direct mail, policies or other transactional communications, no matter what channel(s) of distribution, the Xploration 18 conference program is relevant to your organization.

“The 2018 program content is in direct response to a survey we sent to the Xplor community” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The response was overwhelming and we were able to donate $5 for each completed survey to Veterans Matter. Not only did we get great input, but we were able to help raise money to house homeless veterans and their families.”

Conference Program: The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

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Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

About Veterans Matter
Veterans Matter is the result of collaborative innovation integrating technology, housing, and the community; with the medical, mental and employment help provided by the VA that creates evidence-based results for our heroes in need: Returning them to domestic autonomy. Our mission is simple: house as many homeless veterans as we can, as fast as we can to provide the fresh start. https://veteransmatter.org/

Dear Occupant, We Are Raising The Bar!

If you are old enough to remember receiving direct mail addressed to “Dear Occupant,” you will certainly remember the astonishment and wonder when you received your first piece of “personalized mail” – Dear (insert your name here).
Over time the level of text personalization increased to include things like the company you worked for, the city you lived in, etc., and we all felt connected in some way. We were not just an “occupant” but an individual.

That was the late 80‘s, early 90’s if I recall correctly.

Today, receive a piece of personalized mail and you are typically less than impressed. In fact, you probably may even ignore it unless it is something out of the ordinary, like your name spelled in the sand on a beach, or in the clouds against a blue sky. There is still a WOW factor to the innovative use of personalization. However personalization and the WOW factor have to be relevant. A catchy piece, plus a good offer to the right person, equals a winner for the Brand.

In 1999 Harry Quadracci of Quad Graphics wrote, “We are in the Age of Advertising. Baby Boomers, now in their peak spending years, have a lot of buying power, and there’s going to be a lot of advertising to get that dollar. The best way to harness that buying power will be through properly promoting the brand… and the most effective media for brand promotion will continue to be ink on paper. It’s The Brand, Stupid, it’s The Brand!”

Mr.Quadracci was right in 1999 and remains so today, “it is the brand” and the decision makers of the brands who require results. Sending out 100,000 pieces of direct mail to “Dear (insert your name here), hoping 2-3% produce results is no longer what the brands are looking for or need. Sending out 50,000 innovative pieces, to the right people with the right offer drives double digit results. If you are a printer I am not saying you need to be a “marketeer” – but you do need to understand what your customers may ask you to print. (Everyone familiar with augmented reality?)

So as a printer, what is interactive print? (I personally believe it could be the Renaissance of direct mail) What do the brands need? How can you be part of the opportunity?

There is a great deal of opportunity for those who get it. To get it you need to reach out to different places and spheres of influences.

I invite you to add Xplor to your sphere of influences and join us for Xploration 14, March 25-27th in Orlando Florida.

Visit http://xplor.org/upcoming-events/2014-annual-conference