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Xplor Announces First Collegiate Communication Design Competition

Xplor Ryerson and Cal Poly University Chapters to Participate

Lutz, FL – January 25, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced their inaugural Communication Design Competition. The contest is open to Xplor University Chapters students and is created to challenge students and promote real life application development, while having a bit of fun.

Sponsored by GMC Software, the winning team will be recognized at Xploration® 17 in Florida at the Caribe Royale Orlando, March 28-30, 2017.

Tweet this: #XPLOR17 Communication Design Competition Announced! @XplorRyerson @CalPoly @GMC_net http://bit.ly/2ktPPCF

Teams consist of up to five Xplor student members from the same university. A team can only submit one entry, but the university can have multiple teams. Each student can only participate on one team.

Teams will be challenged to redesign an ordinary, bland  credit card statement making it more functional, aesthetically pleasing and expanding its purpose to include making the communication a marketing opportunity.

It is the responsibility of the team to research and determine how to integrate various options and enhancements while re-designing the communication into a final submission.  The communication needs to be accessible via print, web and mobile.

“This is a great opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned at their respective universities”, says Skip Henk, president and CEO of Xplor International, “I want to thank GMC Software for sponsoring this inaugural event.”

Winners will be selected based on their team’s presentation and explanation of the re-design to a panel of judges.

The winning team will be presented a trophy at Xploration 17 during the awards ceremony on March 28th and a cash prize. Each member on the team will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and the opportunity to present their design to Xploration 17 attendees in a 25-minute educational session.

About Xploration 17: The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and daily networking events. Other features include:

  • 60+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Vendor Forum,
  • Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed
  • Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Production Workflow Basics Course by acadami (included in registration fee)

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer Gary Vitti to Deliver Xploration 17 Keynote

Sponsored by RICOH USA, the 32-Year Team Veteran Will Tell You Winning Starts from the Top on Down

Lutz, FL — January 11, 2017—Xplor International, today announced their Xploration 17 keynote presentation will be delivered by Gary Vitti, Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer. The presentation titled You Can Never Have Enough Talent…. But it is the Most Overrated Thing in Life will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  The Xploration 17 conference is being held at the Caribe Royale Orlando from March 28-30th. For more information or to register: http://www.cvent.com/d/5vqky8

Tweet this: Gary Vitti, 32-Year Athletic Trainer for the @Lakers, to present keynote address at #Xplor17 http://bit.ly/2idH1nC

“We are excited to have Gary as part of our event and thank RICOH USA for their sponsorship and making it possible.” says Skip Henk, EDP, President/CEO of Xplor International. “Gary is a motivating force both on and off the court. His time as the Lakers Athletic Trainer, accomplishments as a lecturer, writer and TV personality, along with his extensive philanthropic work, makes Gary a great choice for our 2017 keynote speaker.”

Mr. Vitti has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years, spending the last 32 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the storied Los Angeles Lakers. During his tenure he has worked with basketball Hall of Fame greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Jamaal Wilkes, James Worthy, and future Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant.

In addition to his tenure with the Lakers, Vitti lectures internationally, has written a syndicated column for the L.A Times, created an exercise video, published articles in peer reviewed journals, and appeared in two Hollywood movies.  He has been featured by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox News Sports, The Doctor’s Show, Hoop Magazine, NBATV, CCTV China, Tencent China and Time Warner Cable Network as well as several international publications.

Gary is also known for his philanthropic work, creating the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Foundation. During his tenure as chairman, he was involved with organ and tissue donation, the Miami Project for paralysis, the National Kidney Foundation, and provided countless scholarships for young athletic training students.  He served on the board of a Window Between Worlds, an organization that uses art as a healing tool for survivors of domestic violence and is currently is on the advisory board of Team Heal, an organization that provides health care and education as well as scholarships in underserved communities.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with Xploration 17 attendees” says Gary Vitti. “I hope to offer many stories, both funny and sad, that will provide profound motivation for attendees to find their path and be the best!”

About Xploration 17: The the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Other features include:

  • 60+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Keynote Speaker – Gary Vitti, Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer
  • Vendor Forum
  • Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Production Workflow Basics Course by acadami  (included in the price of registration)

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Complete Xploration® 17 Agenda Goes Live

All 60+ sessions posted with titles, descriptions, and presenters

Lutz, FL – December 19, 2016 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that their full educational agenda for Xploration® 16 is now live at http://www.cvent.com/d/5vqky8/6X. Xploration® 17 is being held March 28-30, 2017 in Florida at the Caribe Royale Orlando.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int #XPLOR17 agenda populated! All 60+ sessions complete with topics, descriptions and presenters! bit.ly/2i1SGW6

For 2017, Xplor has brought in more case studies, best practices, and industry trends to be presented by a diverse group of end users, industry analysts, consultants, and vendor subject matter experts.

“78% of our 2017 agenda is presented by end users which include seven industry analysts and nine industry consultants.” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The only session we have yet to announce is our celebrity sports keynote session, but be on the lookout for that announcement after the first of the year!”

About Xploration 17: 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. Other features include:

  • 60+ 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
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Production Workflow Basics Course by acadami as the Fundamentals track

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Registration Now Open for Xploration® 17

Customer Communications Conference to be Held March 28-30, 2017 in Orlando, FL

Lutz, FL – November 17, 2016 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that registration is now open for Xploration® 17 being held March 28-30, 2017 in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale Orlando.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announced that registration is open for Xploration 17 in Orlando, FL at @The_Caribe! More info: http://bit.ly/2f4Mc2B #XPLOR17

Xploration® 17 will provide information, best practices and insight into the changing customer communications industry. The event will feature over 60 educational sessions presented by end users, industry analysts, industry consultants, and subject matter experts who will share real world examples and case studies.

The event will take place at the Caribe Royale Orlando which boasts more than 53 lush, tropical acres, over 1,300 spacious suites, and an expansive state-of-the-art meeting and event facility. The Xplor group rate has this tropical all-suite hotel is locked in at $179 per night for a standard room, including resort fees. It is truly a great value at a great venue.

If you are involved in the design, creation, production and distribution of customer bills, statements, direct mail or policies, no matter what channel(s) of distribution, the Xploration® 17 conference program is relevant to your organization.

“Xplor conferences are traditionally known for great educational content and the 2017 event will continue that tradition” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “We are certainly pleased and grateful to the end users, industry analysts, industry consultants, and subject matter experts who are willing to share their experiences. I invite and encourage you to check out the conference web page.”

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:

  • 60+ 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
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Pre-Conference Program by Print Media Center (separate purchase)

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

2016/2017 Xploration Tour Premiers in Dallas

Latest Trends and Best Practices in Customer Communication Management

Lutz, FL – October 5, 2016 – Xplor International, today announced the 2016/2017 Xploration Tour that will premier in Dallas, Texas on November 10, 2016.

The Xploration Tour is a joint-venture with Xplor USA designed to provide educational programming, information, and networking opportunities to members as well as industry professionals across North America.

The 2016-2017 Xploration Tour speakers will delve into the latest trends and best practices in Customer Communications, sharing trends in the industry as well as what they have learned dealing with their own CCM strategy.

The one-day events will each feature an industry analyst overview, four educational sessions, and a speaker panel discussion. Registration includes a continental breakfast, all six sessions, lunch, and in selected cities, a facility tour.

“With multi-channel and omni-channel communications playing a more integral role in the discussion of the Customer Experience, CCM is no longer an option”, says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International, “Whether a company already has or is looking to implement and/or enhance their CCM strategy, these one-day sessions will provide insight and direction.”

The Xploration tour will target US cities across North America and include:  Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Omaha*. The events will begin on November 10, 2016 in Dallas and run through October of 2017.

Confirmed events include Dallas, Texas on November 10, 2016 which is exclusively sponsored by Pitney Bowes. The second event will be in Atlanta, Georgia on February 9, 2017 and is sponsored by Racami. Additional cities and events will be announced when confirmed.

For more information about the Xploration Tour, 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

*Final city selection may vary.


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

Xplor International Issues 2017 Conference Call for Presentations

Three-Day Event to Host Over 60 Educational Sessions, Vendor Forum, and Networking Events

Lutz, FL – September 29, 2016 Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association,  has issued a “call for presentations” for their annual event, Xploration® 17, taking place March 28-30, 2017 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The event will feature five distinct tracks which include over 60 educational sessions, 40 solution snapshot sessions, five panel sessions, a keynote, and an Industry Analysts Workshop, all in addition to the vendor forum and daily networking events.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int has opened up the call for presentations! Share your knowledge in Orlando on various topics! http://bit.ly/2cYVNrw #Xplor17

Xplor has opened up the call for presentations with the ability to submit as either a Session Presenter or a Panelist. However, Xplor is doing things a bit different this year. Session Presenters will have the option of a 25-minute Lightning Learning or a 50-minute Deep Dive timeslot.

“Delivering educational content from those that live, work and breathe customer communications helps make our conference successful”, says Roger Chamberlain, 2017 Conference Chair.  “For the last few years, the number of submissions has surpassed available opportunities to present, so we encourage you to submit early.  Sharing your knowledge and experiences is paramount to ensuring our attendees have the best opportunity to learn!”

To view a full list of conference topics or to submit, please visit the Call for Presentations website. Please feel free to sign up as both a panelist and a session presenter. Due to past demand, we can only accept one entry per person for session presenters, so choose your best one! Those selected will be notified of the status of their submission in November.

If selected as a session presenter or a panelist, business end users will enjoy the conference with a complimentary Platinum Passport.  Industry partners/vendors will save over 50% with a discounted rate of $499 for the Platinum Passport.

Not quite sure you want to present? Get some advice from Xplor’s President/CEO here.

Five Educational Tracks
In preparation for Xploration® 17, Xplor is seeking speakers from the business analyst and vendor communities on topics across five different tracks that encompass the entire document lifecycle and includes, but not limited to:

  • Business Management: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Justification, Dashboards, Data Security, Metrics, Production Control Management, Production Integrity, RFP, Workflow
  • All Things Data: Accessibility, Compliance, Composition, Data Management, Data Transformation, Design, Print Stream Engineering
  • Distribution: BYOD, Email, Mail, Mobile, Print, Social, SMS, Video, Web
  • The Customer Experience: CCM, Changing Workforce, Cross-Channel, e-Commerce, Listening/Response Management, Managing Multi-Channel, Marketing, Mergers/Acquisitions, Mobile Strategies, Multi-Channel ADF, Omni-Channel
  • Fundamentals: EDBOK Document Fundamentals taught by acadami

Five Panel Topics
Xploration® 17 will feature five panels throughout the event (that you can be involved in!) on the following topics:

  • Can Digital Transformation Revolutionize Your Business?
  • Collaboration: Expanding the Communication Ecosystem
  • Does Channel Preference Drive Results?
  • Is the Ideal Customer Experience a Moving Target?
  • What Role Does Mobile Technology Play in Delivering a Great Customer Experience?

Vendor Forum
The event will also feature a vendor forum that is designed to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge within the Xplor vendor community. These forums provide an opportunity for both attendees and vendors to share ideas and information on applications, industry trends and products.

Networking Events
Xplor’s Conference is known as the number one networking event in the industry. The 2017 event will once again continue that tradition as participants can attend educational sessions during the day while networking at lunches and evening events.

For more information or to apply as a speaker, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/jfqb85. For more information about the conference, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. Any questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org, +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in exhibiting or being an event sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green, at 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor International Announces 2017 Conference Event

Xploration® 17 to be held March 28-30, 2017 in Orlando, Florida

Lutz, FL — September 28, 2016: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the dates and location for their 2017 annual conference. The event will feature five distinct tracks which include over 60 educational sessions, 40 solution snapshot sessions, five panel sessions, a keynote, and an Industry Analysts Workshop, all in addition to the vendor forum and daily networking events.

Xploration® 17 will take place March 28-30, 2017 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces March 28-30 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando for their Xploration 17 conference #Xplor17 http://bit.ly/2cVtpGI

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.

“Xploration® 17 will be capitalizing on the well-received educational matrix we introduced at last year’s event.” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International, “We have made some adjustments to the event based on attendee feedback. The event will once again feature great content and networking at a beautiful venue in March, which is a great time to be in Florida.”

The five educational tracks include: Business Management, All Things Data, Distribution, The Customer Experience, and a Fundamentals course taught by acadami. Within these topics, Xploration® 17 will also feature five panels throughout the event. They are:

  • Can Digital Transformation Revolutionize Your Business?
  • Collaboration: Expanding the Communication Ecosystem
  • Does Channel Preference Drive Results?
  • Is the Ideal Customer Experience a Moving Target?
  • What Role Does Mobile Technology Play in Delivering a Great Customer Experience?

Vendor Forum
The Vendor Forum will feature 38 leading industry vendors with an opportunity for attendees and vendors to share ideas and information on applications, industry trends and products. 

Networking Events
Xplor’s Conference is known as the number one networking event in the industry. The 2017 event will once again continue that tradition as participants can attend educational sessions during the day while networking at lunches and evening events.

Interested in speaking at Xploration® 17? Our Call for Presentations is currently open and if you are interested in speaking at the conference, you can apply here. You can also check the official 2017 Annual Conference page 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 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
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Leading Vendors Line Up to Sponsor Xploration® 16

Lutz, FL – March 7, 2016 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the line-up of conference sponsors for Xploration® 16, being held April 5-7  at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida

Tweet this: Vendors Line Up to Sponsor Xploration 16 Events and Goodies: bit.ly/1pbqm3n #xplor16

“No event would be possible without the support of sponsors and the vendor community,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Many of our sponsors have been with us since we started this format eight years ago, but I am also happy to say there are a few new players this year.”

Xploration® 16 Conference Sponsors include:

  • Registration:
    • Conference Bag– Canon Solutions America
    • Lanyard/Badge Holder– HP
    • Writing Pad – Appvion
  • Food and Beverage
    • Tuesday Lunch – Solimar Systems
    • Wednesday Lunch – IBM Corporation
    • Beverage Service – Solimar Systems
  • Networking Events
    • Opening Reception – NEPS, Inc.
    • Wednesday Happy Hour Reception – Crawford Technologies and RenderX, Inc.
    • Transportation to Universal CityWalk – Crawford Technologies and RenderX, Inc.
  • Signage – Ecrion Software, Inc.
  • Industry Awards Ceremony – Eclipse Corporation
  • Opening Keynote Speaker / Jeffrey Hayzlett – Ricoh Americas Corporation
  • Technology Keynote Speaker / Rick Parrish – GMC Software

There are a couple more sponsorships still available. For a complete list of exhibitors and available sponsorships, please see this event PDF. 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.


About Xploration® 16
The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events in a relaxed Florida environment. The event features 55+ Educational Sessions/Panels, THREE Keynote Sessions, 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum, Two Evening Networking Events and Two Networking Luncheons. For more information, visit the conference website: www.cvent.com/d/drqy2z #xplor16

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: twitter.com/Xplor_Int

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

Print Media Centr, Domtar Paper and Avanti to present Pre-Conference Program at Xploration® 16

Lutz, FL —February 24, 2016—Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced, a pre-conference program presented by Print Media Centr, Domtar Papers, and Avanti as part of Xploration® 16, being held April 5-7 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Deborah Corn, Principal at Print Media Centr, Vanecia Carr, Director of Marketing, Printing & Publishing at Domtar, and Joanne Gore, Marketing Director at Avanti, will present the 5-hr workshop for printers in conjunction with Xplor International’s pre-conference offerings. The hands-on session is designed to help printers navigate and conquer the challenges of selling print and reaching new customers in today’s digital landscape through targeted messaging, marketing, and relationship-building strategies.

Tweet this: Join @PrintMediaCentr @domtarpaper @avantisystems for The Ultimate #Marketing Workshop for Printers xplor.org/ultimate #xplor16

Print Media Centr provides information and resources to the global print, customer communications, and integrated marketing community. With well over 100,000 followers across social media platforms, Print Media Centr has established itself as a major influencer in the industry.

“Our workshop is designed to help printers break through the cold-call clutter, understand what today’s buyers really care about, and how to communicate with them”, said Deborah Corn. “Having Domtar and Avanti as workshop partners adds incredible value as they bring decades-worth of print industry and marketing expertise to the table. They understand how to create successful relationships with customers.”

The workshop will cover topics including: how to create internal and external messaging; marketing and communication best practices; becoming a partner and trusted resource for customers and prospects; and creating tangible relevance with Millennials through relationship building and targeted messaging. The workshop will culminate with attendees putting their learning’s into an actionable plan to earn the business of a new (mock) company seeking print partners.

“This pre-conference program is relevant to what is going on in the industry and a great addition to Xploration 16”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International, “This five hour workshop is packed with information that will provide ideas and actionable steps to help printers drive sales and customer relationship results.”

The Ultimate Marketing Workshop for Printers: Solid Strategies for Sales Success takes place Monday, April 4, 2016 from 10:30AM-4:00PM and is open to printers and printshops of all sizes. Attendees can see full workshop agenda and register from: www.xplor.org/ultimate


Pricing
Registration for The Ultimate Marketing Workshop for Printers: Solid Strategies for Sales Success can be purchased independently, or as an add-on to Xploration 16 conference registration for $99.00 USD, and includes morning and afternoon coffee service, and lunch.

About Xploration® 16
The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events in a relaxed Florida environment. The event features 55+ Educational Sessions/Panels, THREE Keynote Sessions, 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum, Two Evening Networking Events and Two Networking Luncheons. For more information, visit the conference website: www.cvent.com/d/drqy2z #xplor16

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.

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Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
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Chad@xplor.org

About Domtar
On the surface, Domtar makes paper. But beyond that, we like to think we make answers. We ask, “What’s possible?” We ask, “What’s important?” We talk to businesses, printers, creatives, and others. We listen. We think. And we ask more questions. The result is much more than a broad, varied collection of paper products — it’s a response to what’s happening in our industry and our society.

So, no matter which Domtar product you choose, you’re making the right call — for your customer, your client, your message, and your story. www.domtar.com www.domtarblueline.com @domtarpaper

About Avanti
Since 1984, Avanti has provided innovative, award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print shops and marketing communication organizations automate all facets of their business and cultivate a more meaningful customer relationship. Avanti’s award-winning solutions are the most open in the industry, are JDF-certified, fully integrated, and extend from web-to-print through to production and billing. www.avantisystems.com @avantisystems #askavanti

Personalized Video … where does it fit?

By Skip Henk, EDP, President/CEO of Xplor International
*Cover photo compliments of  Pitney Bowes EngageOne® Video mentioned in post

Personalized Video … where does it fit?
My Grandson recently participated in a “fun run” to help raise money for his school. He ran 39 laps with friends and relatives pledging $$$ per lap. Not a new concept as it has been going on for years. What was unique is that the event actually was organized and managed by an event company who provided all the marketing collaterals, prizes, the online payment portal, etc.

As part of the marketing effort, the event company created a personalized video for the participant to help promote the event to family and friends. The video, albeit a bit too long in my opinion, was a great marketing tool as it features several shots of the participant embedded in the video, which every grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin and/or family friend watched, because it was cute and personal.

To view a sample video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvvQiUyaLPU

Cute, but there is much more!
The application as it relates to the “fun run” was cute but only reached the tip of the iceberg of what I have found personalized video is capable of.  In preparation for our upcoming conference, I researched various products offered by the likes of Sunday Sky, Pitney Bowes, etc. to find a speaker for our event.

What I have discovered in the bit of research that I did is that a well done personalized video can allow an incredible exchange of information, almost creating a “virtual relationship” with a customer or prospect.  As part of a multi or omni-channel strategy personalized video can significantly enhance the customer experience.

I was able to find a demo by Pitney Bowes online and viewed it at least six different times.  I had several opportunities to select different options that took the video in different directions, all of which extrapolated various responses and information from me.  After I closed and returned to the demo site it “welcomed me back.”  The possibilities appeared endless and I certainly could see the potential in terms of engaging a customer or prospect. If you would like to check it out go to: http://www.mypbvideo.com/engageonevideo (Cover photo is a screen shot of my experience).

In the scope of multi-channel communications, personalized video certainly offers some unique capabilities to engage someone in a truly personal and interactive manner.  As the technology is embraced it will be interesting to see the various applications and uses.

Pitney Bowes will present “The Future of Customer Engagement is Video. And the Future is Now.” at Xploration 16 in Orlando on April 5th. Along with their presentation, we have fifty-four others that deal with the technologies, processes and best practices that are driving multi/omni-channel communications as well as the customer experience.

I invite you to check it out at www.xplor.org , click on events, then Xploartion 16 Conference. If you are an end user* and have not attended an Xplor conference in the past, I still have a couple complimentary registrations as part of our First Timers Recognition Program.

Look forward to receiving your thoughts on personalized video.

Any questions contact me at skip@xplor.org. Hope to see you in Orlando.

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Skip Henk, EDP
President/CEO
Xplor International

 


*End users are identified as users/buyers of technology. Includes, but not limited to, banking, insurance, healthcare, government, utilities, commercial printers, service bureaus, etc.