UXBRIDGE - "Digital printing is the way we will print as we move forward," said Frank Romano, professor emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, in his keynote address at the recent Xerox and Fuji Xerox Premier Partner Congress in Manchester, U.K. The meeting marked the 10th anniversary of the Xerox Premier Partners Global Network, which has more than 800 leading print providers as members from 48 countries.

The May 17th meeting was the organization's first global gathering and had 428 Premier Partners from 43 countries in attendance. Until now, the largest meetings covered regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

Many of the 20 main stage and breakout sessions - focused on new business opportunities and new high-growth applications - resonated with attendees. "I came to get a sense of what new technologies are on the horizon, to network, and to benchmark where we are as a company," said Jeremy Walters, director, Lateral Group

"The Xerox Premier Partners network has grown from a handful of companies 10 years ago to a global network of 800 of the world's most innovative and successful digital print providers," said Valentin Govaerts, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Xerox Europe. "This event is a testament to the value of the Xerox Premier Partners network and its role in driving digital printing success around the world."

Other activities at the congress included honouring the 18 winners of the Best-of-the-Best awards for top digital printing applications, the unveiling of an enhanced web portal for Premier Partners, and an exhibition from Xerox Business Innovation Partners that sponsored the event. Platinum Sponsors were GMC Software Technology, Mediaware Digital and XMPie, a Xerox company. Gold sponsors were C.P. Bourg, CGS Publishing Technologies International, ePrint Direct Ltd., Hunkeler AG and the Xerox FreeFlow Digital Workflow Collection.

Key sessions from the congress can be viewed at www.xerox.com/virtual-events

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