SOURCE: Questex Media Group

February 26, 2008 10:00 ET

ON DEMAND Conference & Expo Hosts International Delegations From China, Italy, Japan and Russia

Delegates to Tour Local Printer Sites -- Nextgen Printing and W.A. Wilde

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Questex Media Group's ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition (www.ondemandexpo.com), the preeminent event for commercial printers, publishers, and in-plant printing professionals, will host international printing delegations from China, Italy, Japan and Russia. Senior executives from the different regions will join more than 10,000 printing professionals and print service providers as they discover new strategies to find, attract, retain and grow new business with digital technology. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from March 4-6, with tutorials on Monday, March 3, 2008.

"Representatives from over 60 countries will attend the conference and expo this year, making ON DEMAND one of the leading digital printing events worldwide," commented Debra Brown, Event Director, ON DEMAND Conference & Expo. "We are excited to host the delegations and look forward to their participation."

"China, Japan and Russia represent three emerging markets for digital printing. We are expecting strong growth rates from these regions over the next five years," commented Charlie Pesko, Executive Vice President, Questex Media. "Italy represents the fourth largest economy and represents 8.7 percent of print on demand installments in Europe. We expect, as the economy improves, Italy will reach its full potential as a market leader."

During their visit, the international delegates will tour the ON DEMAND show floor to see and touch the latest in digital printing technology, attend the dynamic keynote sessions, receive a market briefing by InfoTrends, as well as tour local printing sites, Nextgen Printing and W.A. Wilde.

Nextgen, a full service printing, marketing, and communications company, located in Canton, MA, will discuss their continuing transition from print provider to an "all-under-one-roof" marketing solutions provider.

"We are excited to be sharing our experience with this international delegation. We look forward to not only showing these folks what we do, but also listening to and learning from them as well," said John Rothstein, Nextgen's President. The international delegation will see Nextgen's ninety experienced employees utilizing state-of-the-art technology to help customers market to, print for, and communicate with their customers. Nextgen's total solution package makes the best use of traditional offset printing, digital equipment for variable data messaging, wide format printing, along with a full bindery and in-house mailing and fulfillment services.

"We are very proud that Questex Media Group's ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition has chosen Nextgen to host this prestigious international delegation," added Rothstein.

Founded in 1868, W.A. Wilde has evolved from a small New England publishing company into one of the nation's leading direct marketing solutions provider. Based in Holliston, MA, W. A. Wilde offers a comprehensive suite of direct marketing services -- including strategic account planning, creative development, integrated media research and acquisition, turnkey direct mail production services, database management, and fulfillment services. In addition, the company holds a cutting-edge position in digital asset management and currently offers its clients a host of web-based marketing tools as well as highly customizable print-on-demand capabilities. To that end, Wilde recently announced the launch of its Digital Publishing division, which integrates traditional binding equipment with the latest digital printing technologies to serve sectors that rely heavily on digital printing like education, financial services and other web-to-print publishing businesses.

"Our business continues to focus on our core expertise--strategic marketing, technology solutions, direct mail, and fulfillment. However, with an increased demand from customers for digital publishing, we expect custom digital printing will be a growing segment of our W.A. Wilde's business over the next few years," said Tom A. Wilde, CEO and president, W.A. Wilde Company.

For more information about the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, or to register, visit http://www.ondemandexpo.com or call 888-824-3004.

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Leo Squatrito at 617.219.8378 or lsquatrito@questex.com.

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition

The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.

About InfoTrends

InfoTrends, a Questex Company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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