Torrance, CA -February 28, 2006 – Xplor ( Web Site Related Articles Google) International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today reported outstanding results from their Global Document Exchange Conference in Miami Beach, Florida in conjunction with Graphics of the Americas ( Web Site Related Articles Google). The organizers are happy to report that attendance for the four-day conference topped over 1700 attendees, double the attendance from Dallas 2004 and exceeding conference participation in Atlanta 2003. Xplor attributes the increase in attendance to the expansion of the conference curricula to include seven conferences in one locations consisting of over 250 educational sessions and tutorials, a range of new curricula topics including human resources and business development tracks and co-location with Graphics of the Americas.
“I’ve spent the past two days sitting in on sessions spanning market trends, PDF, the emerging standards of the AFP Color Consortium, JDF and more,” said Noel Ward, attending journalist and executive editor, OnDemandJournal.com. ” All were well attended by people who stayed the whole time and asked good questions at the end. Some were standing room only and in one session, extra chairs were brought in.”
For the first time, the conference featured Xplor’s traditional curricula plus six additional conferences for a total of seven events all under one roof. Xplor’s document conference offered nine tracks covering 130 sessions and with the addition of six additional conferences, attendees could chose from over 250-plus educational sessions and forums, spanning four days. In addition, attendees could also view the latest products, Friday through Sunday, representing close to 500 vendors the Miami Beach Convention Center at the co-located Graphics of the Americas and Xplor exhibits.
“We’re enthused by higher than expected and outstanding conference attendance, especially given that IPEX is only a few months away,” said Skip Henk, EDP, president and CEO of Xplor International. “We also are grateful to the ten different user groups, organizations, associations and 3rd party providers who contributed significantly to this “first of a kind event.”
What to Look Forward to in 2007
For 2007, the Global Document Exchange, Powered by Xplor will feature multiple conferences taking place concurrently at the Miami Beach Convention Center February 28 through March 4, 2007 in conjunction with Graphics of the Americas. Topics will encompass the entire document lifecycle and feature leading speakers from the document industry.