SOURCE: Future Image

March 29, 2005 09:01 ET

Future Image and I3A Announce Date, Venue and Agenda for "Mobile Imaging Summit Europe 2005," Issue Call for Speakers

Conference to Examine Opportunities "Inside the Camera-Phone Ecosystem"

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2005 -- Future Image Inc., the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, information technology, and telecommunications, and I3A (International Imaging Industry Association), the leading global association for the imaging industry, announced today that the fourth Mobile Imaging Summit will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on June 7-8, 2005. The theme of the event is Opportunities Inside the Camera-Phone Ecosystem - Europe. Sponsors to date include Nokia, Cognima, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Neven Vision, Realeyes3D and Sprint.

The Mobile Imaging Summit conferences are limited attendance events open to senior executives that bring together leaders of the imaging, information processing and telecommunications industries to foster revenue growth in the camera-phone ecosystem. The content, venue and amenities are all carefully designed to maximize opportunities for participants to identify areas of mutual business advantage, and to make the high-level connections that enable market leadership and drive competitive advantage. Sessions are conducted in a highly interactive format, drawing on Future Image's extensive research and a stellar lineup of industry speakers to highlight key issues and promoting discussion onstage and off.

The summary agenda is as follows (for a full description of sessions, please see www.MobileImagingSummit.com):

--  State of the Industry. Presented by Tony Henning, Managing Editor of
    the Future Image Mobile Imaging Report
    
--  Visionary Roundtable, Moderated by Alexis Gerard, President, Future
    Image: The Two Megapixel Promise. Will two megapixel camera-phones really
    drive users to take and print more pictures? What must the industry do to
    support that?
    
--  Session 1 - Mobile Imaging in the Home: What will it take for camera-
    phones to become full citizens of home imaging systems, from printers and
    PCs to TVs and Media Centers?
    
--  Session 2 - Camera in a phone or Phone in a camera? How are mobile
    image capture products evolving in an age of increasing bandwidth and
    standardized core technologies?
    
--  Session 3 - Mobile Imaging at Retail: Can photofinishers participate
    in the camera-phone ecosystem, or are the barriers to entry prohibitive?
    
--  Session 4 - Visual Content for Mobile Devices: How is the market
    shaping up for distribution of commercial content, ranging from sports
    clips to location-based visual information?
    
--  Session 5 - New Technology Showcase: A behind-the-scenes look at a new
    generation of technologists who intend to reshape the industry.
    
--  Session 6 - The Camera-enabled Smart-Phone, PDA, and Everything Else:
    Innovative applications that merge images, information and
    telecommunications for both business and personal communication.
    
--  Session 7 - Mobile Imaging Online: Dispensing with the PC for online
    photo sharing and print services, phone-to-phone sharing, photo and video
    blogging.
    
Some speaking opportunities are still available; companies wishing to submit speaker profiles for consideration should contact Joe Byrd, Future Image's VP of Conferences, at JByrd@FutureImage.com.

About Future Image

Future Image Inc. is the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and business, with primary emphasis on Mobile Imaging. It publishes research studies on the impact of emerging imaging-focused technologies or business trends in three categories: Infrastructure, Appliances, and Services. Recent topics include: Phone-to-phone Picturemail interoperability, Print capabilities of Camera-Phones, and the Convergence of Still and Video Capture Devices. Future Image's MIR (Mobile Imaging Report) continuous information service provides a weekly collection of news stories and analysis, an online database of over 3,800 keyword-searchable stories, six in-depth reports each year on key issues in the industry, and private consultation with MIR's editor and lead analyst, Tony Henning. For more information please visit www.mobileimagingreport.com or email Jbyrd@futureimge.com. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Mateo (CA).

The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) is the leading global imaging industry association, driving growth of and setting standards for the photographic and information imaging markets. As the industry focal point, I3A offers a framework and environment where members can quickly find resources to solve critical issues and develop market solutions. Members of I3A work together to find common ground for advancing the industry and to enable better products and services for their customers. I3A has focused on promoting industry collaboration on mobile imaging since early 2001. Information about I3A can be found on the World Wide Web at www.i3a.org or by phone at 914-698-7603.

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