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Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Awards Presented at Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — April 17, 2018: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today named the recipients of the 2018 Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Awards. These awards were presented at Xplor’s Annual Conference, Xploration 18, on Tuesday, April 17th during the awards ceremony.

Tweet this: Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement and Xplorer of the Year Award Recipients Recognized at Xploration® 18 #Xplor18 #Awards http://bit.ly/2HnpF0R

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2007 and is given to an individual, or individuals, 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, two Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented.

The first recipient is Basit Hamid, founder of Elixir Technologies. Basit is an innovator in customer communications and has transformed the lives of young professionals while spear-heading humanitarian initiatives around the globe.

As a member of Intran’s development team, he helped design the company’s impressive font and image editing system, which culminated in the release of MetaForm, the first commercial WYSIWYG document composition solution. In 1984, Mr. Hamid and his business partner, Eric Searle, left Intran to found Elixir, launching ElixiForms, the first WYSIWYG forms system on a standard PC, in 1987.

For the past fifteen years, Elixir has partnered with a major medical hospital in Pakistan to administer the TELMEDPAK project. This initiative brings medical help to remote areas of Pakistan affected by the Afghan war by conducting seminars for healthcare professionals and offering concept lectures at medical conferences and institutions.

The second honoree for the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award is Bob Gullikson.

Bob began his journey in early 1990’s running a transactional print operation. He was challenged to develop a plan for the future and help engineer new technology that would give his company a competitive advantage and drive revenue.  The initial concept his team developed included many presentation modes that didn’t exist at that time and he had to make believers out of skeptical executives in order to garner support for his vision which not only included printing on paper, but also the electronic delivery of documents.

The system simplified the design process to minimize Cobol hard coding and shorten the development time for new documents and changes.  Once approved, FDR’s Enterprise Presentation platform was designed and implemented in 18 months.

In addition to Bob’s professional achievements, he has been a consistent supporter and volunteer to community organizations and charities.  Bob is an honorably discharged U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War.  He was chosen to serve on Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey’s Military Academy Nomination Committee and participated for several years.

The Xplorer of the Year honors individuals or companies that have demonstrated significant service to the association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and recent notable achievement promoting the interest of the electronic document systems and customer communications industry.

This year’s Xplorer of the year is Scott Draeger, M-EDP.  Mr. Draeger served on the International Board of Directors, retiring two years ago. He is the number one supporter of industry certification and is responsible for the certification of over 35 EDP’s and 150 EDA’s through the EDP Challenge, which Quadient has supported for the last four years.

Scott’s out of the box approach has incubated the idea of the Xplor University Design Competition as well as many other changes to the association in response to an ever-evolving industry.

“I’d like to congratulate Basit, Bob and Scott for their achievements as they are well deserved.” says Skip Henk, EDP, President/CEO of Xplor International. “Our industry as a whole, and the world around us, are better places due to each of their efforts.”

Other Xplor annual awards, recognized and announced at Xploration® 18, include:

Technology of the Year
Winner – Crawford Technologies / Auto Tagger
Honorable Mention – Solimar Systems / SOLitrack 2.0
Honorable Mention – Racami / Alchem-e
Honorable Mention – Indellient / BlueRelay

Application of the Year
Winner: UNUM / Crawford Technologies
Honorable Mention – Volusia County Schools / RICOH USA, Inc.
Honorable Mention – Broadridge Customer Communications / Compart


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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xploration® 18 Sponsored by Industry-Leading Vendors

Lutz, FL – March 28, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the line-up of conference sponsors for Xploration® 18, being held April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

“The support of our sponsors and the vendor community is critical to the success of not only this event but Xplor as an organization.” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “We thank and appreciate each of our Xploration 18 sponsors for their commitment and support.”

Xploration® 18 Conference Sponsors include:

  • Registration:
    • Conference Bag– Canon Solutions America
    • Lanyard/Badge Holder– Quadient
    • Conference Guide – Cincinnati Financial
  • Food and Beverage
    • Tuesday Lunch – RISO
    • Thursday Breakfast – Quadient
  • Networking Events
    • Opening Reception – NEPS, Inc.
    • Wednesday Happy Hour Reception – Crawford Technologies and RenderX, Inc.
  • Conference Programming
    • A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends – Quadient
    • Track – Customer Experience – Compart
    • Keynote Speaker / Jeff Evans – Ricoh USA
    • Industry Awards – Broadridge Financial

There are a couple more sponsorships still available. Vendors interested in either a sponsorship or becoming an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at 770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.  

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, 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.


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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xplor Announces 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Award Winners

Recipients to Be Recognized at Xploration® 18 in Orlando on April 17th

Lutz, FL — February 27, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during the Xploration® 18 event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTech has won the #Xplor18 Technology & Application of the Year Awards! Honorable Mentions include: @RicohTweets @Broadridge @SolimarSystems @Racami1 @Indellient A BIG Congratulations to all! They will be recognized at Xploration 18 on April 17th! http://bit.ly/2EWvAfj

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 alike.

Xplor will award two honorable mentions in addition to the 2018 winner.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Application of the Year is UNUM / Crawford Technologies for their innovative approach in consolidating several data centers, automating over 2000 applications, and creating a process for ensuring efficiency and document integrity when outsourcing. The solution utilized Crawford’s QA in the Cloud and Operations Express products and demonstrated a significant collaborative effort between both companies.
  • An Honorable Mention is being awarded Volusia County Schools / RICOH USA, Inc. for their WebCRD with QDirect implementation that automated workflows and increased time and efficiency, allowing Volusia to take on work from local governments and non-profits to help drive revenue.
  • A second Honorable Mention is being awarded to Broadridge Customer Communications and Compart, NA for their patent pending “Rapid OnBoarding.” This application significantly reduces the time-consuming steps of producing a factory-ready file and document, all from a proprietary point-and-click user interface.

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 multiple honorable mentions, in addition to the winner of the award, due to the large number of submissions.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Technology of the Year is being awarded to Crawford Technologies for their Auto Tagger for Accessibility product. Auto Tagger allows all types of PDF files to be automatically tagged and converted to Accessible PDF (WCAG 2.0 and PDF U/A) or Accessible HTML5.  Auto tagging saves time and opens the door to making all electronic documents equally accessible to any and all users.
  • An Honorable Mention for Technology of the Year is being awarded to Solimar Systems for their SOLitrack 2.0 with Batching and Mobile Modules. Solimar’s SOLitrack™ product, is a database-centric output management system that uses a PC client view interface to control and track print files on desktops or allows them to be viewed through a web-based interface on mobile devices with SOLitrack Mobile. The Batching Module creates rolling-queues based on mailpiece aggregations that dynamically schedules jobs.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Racami for their Alchem-e CCM Platform. The platform ties together all other software and hardware within a company to form a master system that forces standards in companies necessary for automation, quality control, and speed to market. The platform reduces IT costs and has many features that assist employees so they are more informed, make better decisions, and run the business more efficiently.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Indellient for their flagship product BlueRelay. BlueRelay offers a powerful suite of workflow and document management tools that simplifies document approval processes and improves quality and compliance of customer communications. The efficiencies gained at one of Indellient’s clients allowed them to experience “an increase of over 300% in workload without increase to headcount.”

“Once again, the awards committee had a tough time selecting winners from the volume of submissions we received,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I’d like to thank all who submitted and congratulate our winners and honorable mentions.”

Xplor International will also be announcing the recipients of the Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement awards at Xploration® 18 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, 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 or sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

RICOH Renews Support of Xplor International as a Silver Sponsor

Lutz, FL – January 30, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Ricoh USA, Inc. has renewed their Elite Sponsorship as a silver sponsor for 2018.

“We are grateful for the support of RICOH USA over the years” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “Their continued support for Xplor as an organization shows in their enthusiasm and support for the industry. Their sponsorship of our keynote presentation at the annual conference each year allows us to bring in speakers that motivate attendees and set the mood of the conference.”

The Xplor Elite Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2011, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“Advocacy and fostering conversations that help move our industry forward are two crucial commitments for us here at Ricoh,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Xplor has always been an event that encourages dialogue around digital workflows, multichannel campaigns, and next generation innovations all intended to benefit our larger industry.  We’re honored to participate, and look forward to discussions that will help our customers and partners achieve future successes.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Deborah Green, Director of Sales, at DeborahGreen@xplor.org  or +1-770-444-3845. You can also contact Xplor HQ directly at +1-813-949-6170.


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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Crawford Technologies to host Accessibility Pre-Conference Event at Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 23, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Crawford Technologies will present a Pre-Conference Program titled “Implementing Accessible Documents in Your Organization”. The Accessibility workshop will front-end the Xploration event on April 16, 2018 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  The Xploration 18 event will take place April 17-19, 2018.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTechInc is presenting an #Accessibility workshop to front-end #Xploration18 as a Pre-Conference Program. The event titled “Implementing Accessible Document in Your Organization” can be added to any attendee registration at no charge http://bit.ly/2ryWK5S

With upcoming Section 508 changes and new global regulations, most organizations know that they need to provide accessible documents to their blind, partially sighted and cognitively disabled customers but may not be clear on the best strategy to do so.

This hands-on session will feature discussions, demos, and exercises allowing participants to dive deep into the world of document accessibility. Industry experts will drive the discussion and will conclude with a recommended action plan for accessibility.

Registration for this event is required and this complimentary pre-conference program can be added during the Xploration 18 conference registration. Space is limited to 50 participants.

“As a leading company in the document accessibility space, this event will provide attendees the information they need to not only understand, but to implement an accessibility strategy”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I also would like to thank Crawford for sponsoring the event and sharing their expertise in the crucial area of customer communications.”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xplor International Announces “A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence”

The half-day event will cap the Association’s Annual Conference

Lutz, FL – January 8, 2018 – Xplor International today announced that Xploration 18, Xplor’s Annual Conference, will wrap up their event with three sessions from Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Xploration 18 event is April 17-19, 2018 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends will reveal relevant insights, research updates, and discussion that will cover production, workflow, and customer communications. Included with a Platinum Passport, Matt Swain and Pat McGrew will lead the three session program:

  • Workflow Wizardry: What we’ve learned from Workflow Audits that can Change Your Production Strategy
  • Customer Communications Research Highlights: The Top Trends to Consider in your CCM Strategy
  • Solving the Big Problem in Customer Communication: What’s Hot, What’s Important, What You Should be Doing Today (Panel)

“The Morning with Keypoint Intelligence is new to our event this year” says Skip Henk, President & CEO for Xplor International. “Matt Swain and Pat McGrew put together a jam-packed three session program featuring best practices and their latest research. It is a great added value to the conference program.”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xploration® 18 Agenda Now Populated

Session titles, descriptions, and speakers posted

Lutz, FL – December 12, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that their full educational agenda for Xploration® 18, The Customer Communications Conference, is now live at cvent.com/d/v5qc3p/6X. Xploration® 18 is being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int #XPLOR18 agenda is now populated! All 40 sessions are now complete with topics, descriptions and presenters! Check it out! bit.ly/2jxagDJ

For 2018, the agenda is packed with sessions that focus on content selected by industry professionals through a survey Xplor conducted earlier this year. Presenters will be a diverse group of end users, industry analysts, consultants, and vendor subject matter experts.

“We surveyed the industry for feedback on what they wanted to see as part of the conference agenda and then lined up a great group of speakers to deliver it” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The only session we have yet to announce is our keynote session, but be on the lookout for that announcement after the first of the year!”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xplor Announces First Timer Recognition Program for Xploration® 18

The Program Provides Complimentary Conference Passes to Qualified Applicants

Lutz, FL – December 5, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the return of the First Timer Recognition Program for their annual conference, Xploration® 18, that is being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces the return of their First Timer Recognition Program and is giving away FREE passes to qualifying applicants! bit.ly/2jf5TtO #XPLOR18

In its first two years, the First Timer Recognition Program has given over 150 end user attendees a complimentary full-conference pass, a $1099 value. Xplor is once again recognizing qualified first time attendees by providing them with a complimentary full-conference pass and an open invitation to come and see what the Xploration conference is all about. The complimentary conference pass entitles the recipient to attend all Xplor educational sessions, general sessions, keynotes and networking events.

“The First Timer Recognition Program, now in its third year, is unique to the Xplor event” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Our goal was to bring new end users to the event to keep things fresh and provide new insight and energy. Not only have many of the participants returned to the conference, but they have also shared their experience as a speaker or panelist. It is a big investment but both the conference and association have benefited from it.”

To qualify, applicants must not have attended an annual conference over the last 8 years, be employed by an enterprise or end user company, and agree to stay at the host hotel, the Rosen Plaza ($189US which includes resort fee). Interested parties must apply by March 16, 2018.

The number of complimentary registrations is limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis. You can apply here: www.cvent.com/d/m5qbyg.

The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of 40+ educational sessions, panel discussions, and general sessions, in addition to a keynote, evening networking events, networking luncheons, a breakfast, and over 35 of the industry’s best solution providers.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, 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 (EST), 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Xplor Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Recognitions to include Application, Technology, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lutz, FL — November 28, 2017: Xplor International, The Electronic Document Systems Association®, today issued a call for nominations for their annual awards, to be presented at their 2018 Annual Conference, Xploration® 18, April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida. The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2018. For more information on the annual Xplor awards, or to nominate a company or individual, please visit www.cvent.com/d/1tq1dl.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int Issues Annual Call for Award Nominations. Nominate an individual/company in one of 4 categories bit.ly/2nd8R6b #XPLOR18

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.

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. This award is open to members and non-members.

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 2007, this award is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document and customer communications industry. This award is open to members and non-members.

Xplorer of the Year
For over 20 years, Xplor International has honored an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the association. The Xplorer of the Year honors significant service to the association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and notable achievement 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.

If you have any questions on the award nominations, please contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6171 or via email at register@xplor.org. For more information in regards to Xploration® 18, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Vendors interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor can 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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

Sold-out Minneapolis Xploration Tour is a Huge Success

The One-Day Event Blended Education and Networking in the Most Unique Format to Date

Lutz, FL – November 20, 2017 – Xplor International today announced that the Xploration Tour in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 15, 2017, sponsored by NEPS, was a huge success.

The Xploration Tour is designed to provide educational programming, information, and networking opportunities to members as well as industry professionals across North America.

The one-day event featured an industry analyst overview by Matt Swain of Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends, three educational sessions including Lindsay Milne, VP of Marketing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a panel discussion featuring the day’s speakers. Registration also included a unique opportunity for an offsite facility tour at Venture Solutions as well as an invitation to view the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game from the owner’s suite. Everything was courtesy of our city sponsor, NEPS.

“The event was truly unique and has set the bar high for our future tours”, says Chad Henk, Director of Marketing for Xplor International. “Not only was the education fantastic, but the venue and hospitality from everyone in Timberwolves facility was phenomenal. Be sure to check out the event photos on the Xplor website to see what you missed!”

The tour will kick off 2018 on February 13th in Atlanta at the Pinnacle Data facility. For the most up-to-date information, including registration when available, visit www.xplor.org/tour.

For information on becoming an Xploration Tour sponsor please contact Deborah Green, Director of Sales, at +1-770-444-3845 or email 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.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

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