UXBRIDGE -- In an open forum at IPEX 2006, the printing industry's largest international exhibition this year, Xerox will bring together a high-powered panel of industry leaders and business experts aimed at exploring hidden opportunities and pitfalls affecting the future of printing and graphic communications.
The event, moderated by best-selling author and British broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, will take place in the Forum building at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, on April 4, beginning at noon. Panelists will include Anne Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation; Bernhard Schreier, chairman and CEO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen; Edward Carr, business affairs editor, The Economist; and Barry Hibbert, CEO of the Polestar Group, one of Europe's leading printing companies.
Paxman will lead the group in a provocative discussion of the changing role of technology and work processes in an industry that is seen as a bellwether for the global economy. Panelists will highlight market trends, challenges and real-world opportunities designed to help print providers make better business decisions. Attendees will also be invited to share their views and ask questions.
"The health of graphic communications companies today is dependent on many factors in addition to ink on paper, such as declining marketing budgets and the growth of integrated communications vehicles," said noted industry analyst Andrew Tribute, president of Attributes Associates. "It is critical that IPEX attendees take the larger economic and business environment into account and apply the lessons they will learn from this must-see event."
Titled "In the balance - your choices, your success," the event is free and open to all IPEX 2006 attendees. For more information and to register, go to www.industryforumatipex.com/. Seating is limited.
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Xerox Europe, the European operations of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.
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Xerox supports The New Business Of Printing strategy by providing the largest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital products, solutions and services in the industry, integrated streamlined and efficient workflow solutions and a suite of business development tools that help customers to achieve sustained long-term growth. In the changing world of print, these three elements enable customers to improve business performance and productivity to ensure they uncover more ways to profit.
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