PODi, Digital Printing Initiative

PODi's 2013 AppForum Sponsorship List Continues to Grow

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has confirmed more top technology companies will sponsor the 2013 AppForum conference, January 28-30 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. HP joins Finch Paper and FUJIFILM as the newest Silver Sponsor. Bronze Sponsors now include AccuData, EFI, locr maps, Pageflex and Page Technology, along with Avanti and PrinterPresence. The show is anchored by Gold Sponsors Canon, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Xerox and XMPie.

 SILVER SPONSOR HP: HP Graphic Arts offers one of the most trusted and diverse portfolios of digital printing solutions, combining superior quality with timesaving operation and proven reliability. The organization has been a long-time supporter of PODi and the AppForum, and continues to lead the industry forward.

SILVER SPONSOR 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.”

SILVER SPONSOR 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.”

BRONZE SPONSOR ACCUDATA INTEGRATED MARKETING: A leader in database and integrated marketing services, AccuData offers data resources, powerful analytics and database technology to increase direct marketing ROI. Their client list includes the printing, agency, energy/utilities, travel/hospitality, financial services, healthcare, ecommerce, retail and telecom industries.

BRONZE SPONSOR PAGEFLEX: States Leslie Wengenroth, Director of Marketing at Pageflex, “Pageflex always looks forward to participating in the PODi AppForum. It's one of the most important events in our industry, giving attendees access to a range of valuable information that will help them to grow their businesses. Pageflex is pleased to be part of this special event, and proud that our solutions can help attendees to achieve the types of results they learn about at the AppForum.”

BRONZE SPONSOR EFI: EFI provides digital print solutions, integrated from creation to print, to deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. Executive Member EFI has been participating in AppForum and promoting the growth of digital printing and PODi since the beginning. EFI offers digital controllers, superwide digital inkjet printers and inks; UV wide-format inkjet printers; industrial inkjet systems; print production workflow, Web-to-Print and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.

BRONZE SPONSOR LOCR MAPS: First time AppForum sponsor locr maps is an international company based in Germany. locr maps is the leading supplier of geo data, personalized and individualized street and city maps for over 100 countries. locr maps can be created for print or online use, in large volume for personalized cross-media campaigns, for photo books, tourism or cartographic projects.

 BRONZE SPONSOR MINDFIRE: MindFireInc is the leading provider of marketing automation software. The company’s new marketing platform, the MindFire Studio is an easy-to-use drag-and-drop application allowing print and marketing service providers to: Visually create highly personalized marketing workflows; Orchestrate media like direct mail, email, and social media; Leverage triggers to automate drip-and-nurture sequences; Analyze performance using Visual Reporting & Analytics.

BRONZE SPONSOR PAGE TECHNOLOGY: Page Technology Group provides custom, cost-effective web-to-print solutions, development, and hosting without huge upfront investments. Page delivers reduced costs, increased ROI, proven results.

BRONZE SPONSOR 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.”

BRONZE SPONSOR 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."

"We welcome all of our sponsors,” says event organizer and Caslon GM, David Erlandson. “We're excited to be able to offer AppForum attendees such a wide range of expertise and cutting edge technology at this year's show.”

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, and Facebook.