SOURCE: Questex Media Group

March 06, 2008 16:00 ET

The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition Wraps Successful 2008 Event

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - Questex Media Group, Inc.'s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition (www.ondemandexpo.com), the preeminent event for commercial printers, publishers, and in-plant printing professionals, was held this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Conference & Exposition was co-located with the AIIM international Exposition & Conference (www.aiimexpo.com), the largest, most comprehensive content and information management event in North America. Both events brought together representatives from 125 Fortune 500 companies registered for this year's event, which attracted nearly 25,000 visitors from 50 states and more than 75 countries, including international printing delegates from China, Italy, Japan and Russia.

"The success of the Exposition and Conference demonstrates the critical importance of the digital printing marketplace," said Debra Brown, event director, ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, Questex Media Group. "The conference program attracted global business and technology professionals, while the Expo floor was filled with attendees exploring innovative technology solutions. We are very pleased that the event was so well received from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors."

The show floor buzzed with product launches and major announcements from more than 175 exhibitors showcasing the hottest products and technologies from the on demand printing industry. Over 40 of the companies exhibiting were new to the event.

The Xplor Document University Global Conference & Exhibition (www.xplor.org/xdu2008) hosted its event in conjunction with the Conference and Exposition. Together all three events create the world's largest information, digital printing, document and content management event.

The headline keynote, entitled "The Power of Simplicity," was presented by David Pogue, best-selling author and New York Times personal technology columnist and Matthew Glotzbach, Head of Products, Google Enterprise. Charles A. Pesko, Executive Vice President, Questex Media Group presented a State of the Industry keynote entitled "From Print to Marketing Service Provider." A keynote panel "Reflections on Super Tuesday: What's at Stake & What's to Come" was presented by Patrick J. Buchanan, political analyst, former advisor to three U.S. Presidents, and two-time Republican Presidential candidate and Howard Fineman, Newsweek Senior Washington correspondent and NBC News political analyst; and moderated by Carlos Watson, a former CNN News political commentator. Jim Hamilton, Group Director, InfoTrends, moderated the keynote panel "Emerging Technologies and What to Expect in 2008" and Barb Pellow, Group Leader, InfoTrends, moderated a keynote panel examining "The Changing Media Mix: A Marketing Perspective."

This year, the scope and depth of the ON DEMAND conference program grew to more than 50 sessions. The ON DEMAND conference program examined key growth applications, technologies and opportunities in the digital printing and automated production industry and how to incorporate them into business strategies.

Awards presented at the events included the third annual ON DEMAND Best of the Show awards and the EDSF's 2008 Excellence in Education and Educator of the Year awards.

For five years, the Conference & Expo has given back to the local community by supporting an education-related charity. For the second year in a row, the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition partnered with the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Boston Public School. Exhibitors donated software, printing equipment and supplies, providing the school with state-of-the-art technology solutions for the school's educational and career training programs.

The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, co-located with the AIIM International Exposition & Conference will take place March 30 - April 2, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Leo Squatrito at lsquatrito@questex.com 617.219.8378.

For more information, visit http://www.ondemandexpo.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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