In face of increased demand, Association will expand exhibition space for a maximum of five additional booths during May 3-5 event in Tucson.

Alexandria, Va. (March 31, 2017)—Idealliance, the communications industry association representing all facets of the global omnichannel media value chain, announced today that 100% of the vendor booth space has been sold for its Idealliance Experience Annual Conference, May 3-5, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. In light of the demand from vendors, the association is expanding its exhibition space to accommodate an additional five booths, the maximum space available at the venue.

“The excitement in the industry about this conference is evident in the tremendous response we’ve gotten from the vendor community,” says Dean D’Ambrosi, Idealliance Senior Vice President, Sales, noting that more than two dozen leading product and service providers have already committed to exhibiting at the event. Attendees will Experience demonstrations and personal interactions with technology and product management experts from these leading software and hardware providers:

  • Acco Brands/GBC
  • AccuZIP, Inc.
  • Canon U.S.A.
  • EFI
  • Fastsigns International, Inc.
  • GMC Software
  • HP, Inc.
  • Jet Letter Corporation
  • Konica Minolta
  • Neopost USA
  • Pitney Bowes
  • PrinterPresence
  • Printing News, a division of Southcom Business Media
  • Ricoh
  • RISO, Inc.
  • Satori Software, Inc.
  • Sentry Insurance Company
  • SpotOn! Press, LLC
  • TEC Mailing Solutions, LLC
  • Transformations, Inc. (Uluro)
  • United Business Mail
  • Ward/Kraft, Inc.
  • Western States Envelope & Label
  • WindowBook, Inc.
  • Xerox

“Given the great demand, we’re expanding the exhibit area as much as possible,” says D’Ambrosi. “We can now accommodate another five booths, but, unfortunately, that is the maximum space available at the venue so when these five are reserved we won’t be able to add any more.” Vendors interested in exhibiting are encouraged to contact him as soon as possible at (703) 837-1064 or ddambrosi@idealliance.org.

Immediately adjacent to the conference main hall, the large exhibit area will be open throughout the event, offering attendees an opportunity to visit displays, speak with vendor experts, and network with their peers between sessions and before and after each day’s program. The Idealliance Experience Conference will showcase the full range of services the association now provides, from technical standards and certifications to mailing chain advocacy, management benchmarks, industry trends research, and employee training and development.

The powerhouse conference program encompasses sessions on color management, printing, mailing, marketing, and management issues, featuring leading industry experts such as Nachum Korman, Vice President & General Manager, Americas of Landa Digital Printing; David Zwang, Principal Consultant, Zwang & Company, and Chairman of the Ghent Workgroup; Don Hutcheson, Principal of HutchColor and creator of the G7 process; Sharon Owens, Vice President Pricing and Costing, U.S. Postal Service; and Andy Paparozzi, Idealliance Chief Economist.

A unique feature of the conference will be breakout sessions on “Innovating Tomorrow’s Media Supply Chain” that will be based on frontline case studies from industry practitioners, including “Inkjet and Direct Mail Innovations” with Dave Fenske, President, Fenske Media Corporation; “Color & Print Workflows” with Jim Raffel, Chief Executive Officer of Color Metrix; “The Profitability of Print” with Michael Kellogg, Chief Executive Officer of Century Direct; and “Brand Management & Content Creation” with Marc Levine, Enterprise Print Quality Group Manager of SGK.

Early bird conference registration rates are available until April 15: $695 for Idealliance members, $895 for non-members. Starting April 16, rates are $895 for members, $1,195 for non-members. (Reduced rates are available for additional attendees from the same company.) Additional fee for pre-conference workshops is $100 for members, $125 for non-members (no early bird).

A special registration rate of $395 is offered to Young Professionals, printing industry professionals ages 35 and under, regardless of membership status or registration date. Young professionals can take an additional $100 off registration fees by using Coupon Code EAC17YP when registering.

For additional details, or to register, visit www.idealliance.org/experience17. For more information, contact Idealliance Manager of Events Julian Greer at (703) 837-1071 or jgreer@idealliance.org.

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