Canon, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Ricoh Join Xerox & XMPie, PODi's 2013 AppForum Gold Sponsorship Has Sold Out!

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, is proud to announce that Gold Sponsorship for the 2013 AppForum conference, January 28-30 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas has once again sold out. Canon, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Xerox and XMPie lead the way as this year’s Gold Sponsors.

GOLD SPONSOR KONICA MINOLTA: “We're excited to be AppForum Gold Sponsors for the fifth year in a row," says Gavin Jordan-Smith, vice president of Konica Minolta's Solutions and Production Planning. "There is no better conference out there for companies who are transitioning their business models to provide more profitable and efficient solutions for customers. AppForum's emphasis on best practices, emerging technologies and peer-presented case studies is the perfect atmosphere for Konica Minolta to share our solutions for variable data print, workflow management and vertical market applications, along with the latest on our best-in-class production print equipment."

GOLD SPONSOR RICOH: “Ricoh is proud to be part of the PODi AppForum, where thought leaders come together to collaborate in a lively and engaging environment that extends beyond the hardware to discuss applications, solutions and services that impact our industry,” said Sam Hosoe, associate director and deputy general manager, Ricoh Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Company, Ltd. "This is very reflective of our corporate endeavor to aid customers to go beyond print and to 'imagine.change.' As such, PODi AppForum is an excellent event to support and help lead the conversation beyond traditional print to help companies transform the way they work and innovate."

GOLD SPONSOR CANON: Supporting PODi’s AppForum for the fifth year as a Gold level Sponsor, industry heavyweight Canon leads with its high-performance digital presses and imagePRESS workflow solutions.

GOLD SPONSOR KODAK: Incredible image quality, ease of use and flexibility are hallmarks of Kodak’s digital printing solutions, and PODi is happy to welcome the organization back to AppForum sponsorship lineup for the eighth straight year.

GOLD SPONSOR 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.”

GOLD SPONSOR 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.”

"Our Gold Sponsors are vital to the success of the conference,” says event organizer and Caslon GM, David Erlandson. “Their experts participate in panel discussions in our Emerging Technologies Track – sharing expertise in subjects like the future of digital presses, advances in cross-media applications, marketing and workflow automation, web-to-print and more. 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.”