PODi, Digital Printing Initiative

PODi's 2013 AppForum Conference Welcomes Continued Support of Industry Leaders Xerox & XMPie as Gold Sponsors

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has announced the first sponsors for the 2013 AppForum, the industry’s leading international digital printing conference January 28 – 30 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Xerox and XMPie return as Gold Sponsors. PODi also welcomes FUJIFILM and Finch Paper as Silver Sponsors, along with Avanti and PrinterPresence as AppForum Bronze Sponsors.

AppForum Gold Sponsors

XEROX: “A sponsorship in PODI’s 2013 AppForum is an investment in the Graphic Communications industry,” says Gina Testa, Vice President, Graphic Communications Industry, Xerox Corporation. “Much like PODI, Xerox offers printers the education, tools and insight needed to be successful in today’s demanding marketplace. Print providers are reinventing themselves and are strengthening the industry to be a sought-after communications resource. We’re in lockstep with technology and solutions, such as XMPie, A Xerox Company, to help our customers transform their business.” http://www.xerox.com/digital-printing

XMPIE: “XMPie is proud to be a Gold Level sponsor and is excited to be a part of the PODi AppForum for the ninth consecutive year,” says Product Marketing Manager, John Arnsdorf. “Year after year, the AppForum has proved to be one of the most important events we participate in because the core strengths of our integrated multichannel platform are so closely aligned with the needs of the attendees. XMPie has developed a leadership position in providing software to help service providers deliver high-margin, high-value services, and this venue allows us to connect with and share our leading-edge solutions with innovative companies.” www.xmpie.com

AppForum Silver Sponsors:

FINCH PAPER: Sheldon Spicer, Director of Digital & Corporate Accounts for Finch Paper LLC says, “Finch Paper is delighted to participate as a sponsor of the PODi AppForum. With innovative, customer-tailored products and value-added services like FIT Color Management and Workflow Services, Finch is helping customers achieve better color across all print technologies — fluid, ink and toner — and improve their ROI one page at a time. PODi offers Finch the exciting opportunity to share the news that Finch is thinking beyond paper.” http://finchpaper.com

FUJIFILM: FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Director for Product Marketing Commercial Graphics, Peter Vanderlaan says, ”We're pleased to be able to sponsor and participate in this year's PODi AppForum. Our industry continues to change rapidly - both in terms of the technologies being used and in how printers are actually doing business - and events like this one offer all of us the latest information on best practices for today as well as incredible insight on what the future may hold.” www.fujifilmusa.com/products/graphic_arts_printing/

AppForum Bronze Sponsors:

AVANTI: “In my opinion, PODI’s AppForum is the industry’s top event for digital printing techniques, trends and education. This year will revolve around Sales and Marketing effectiveness: how do we drive more jobs into the shop,” says Stephen McWilliam, EVP for Avanti. “As the trend towards shorter print runs continues, printers need to win more jobs just to maintain revenue levels, never mind grow – no easy task. Tools that help the sales team drive more business through the shop and help them become “the one-stop shop” for their customers will be critical.” http://www.avantisystems.com/

PRINTERPRESENCE: "PODi brings together the best of the best in the industry from vendors to attendees. These are all businesses with a passion for the industry, and are relentless in looking for new opportunities using technology and creativity,” says Tawnya Starr, President of PrinterPresence. “The PODi AppForum is one of the few events in the industry where vendors and attendees collaborate and share ideas. This is a must attend for PrinterPresence and one we are proud to sponsor." http://www.printerpresence.com/

“Our sponsors play a vital part in the success of the conference,” says event organizer and Caslon GM, David Erlandson. “Selected sponsors participate in panel discussions in our Emerging Technologies Track – sharing expertise in subjects like color management, marketing and workflow automation, web-to-print, inkjet and liquid toner, video personalization and cross-media solutions. Gold Sponsor customers share their successful case studies. And Vendor Fair makes it easy to schedule productive one-to-one meetings with a range of potential partners, all in one place.”

PODi’s AppForum is a three-day educational digital printing conference, featuring over 40 sessions, keynote presentations by top innovators, a full day of Pre-Conference Intensives, networking opportunities and a Vendor Fair. Tracks include Business Growth Strategies, Cross-Media Solutions, Digital Solutions, Emerging Technologies, and Innovative Packaging.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for AppForum are available. Get more information at http://www.AppForum.org/sponsors-info. The AppForum is produced by Caslon, a PODi Affiliate. For more information on the 2013 AppForum, or to register, visit http://www.AppForum.org. Follow AppForum on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.