EFI completed its 12th annual users' conference last week at the Wynn resort in Las Vegas with approximately 1,000 customers in attendance, a record number of partner sponsors, and 150 educational sessions.
EFI also announced the 2012 Connect conference details - the event will return to the Wynn resort 10-13 April 2012. Advance registration is now available at www.efi.com/connectwith special registration rates (good through 31 Aug 2011).
"We had an incredibly successful Connect last week, with the largest group of customers ever taking advantage of classes, user group meetings, product demonstrations, keynote presentations, networking opportunities and more," said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. "We're already hard at work prioritising the product feedback we received throughout the event, and are starting on plans to ensure the 2012 conference is even bigger and better."
As one of the only companies in the print industry to provide a fully integrated, end-to-end workflow, EFI highlighted these capabilities throughout last week's event with live demos and educational sessions.For the first time at Connect, EFI hosted a special three-day Fiery® digital print server and solutions track, as well as first-time break-outs specific to EFI's Radius ERP/MIS for packaging and new PrintStream ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services. EFI debuted the new VUTEk® GS3250LX UV-curing digital inkjet printer at the event as well, with "cool cure" LED technology and increased productivity to facilitate faster and more efficient job production than ever before.
"My colleague and I really got a lot out of EFI Connect. As first time attendees, we weren't sure how helpful it was going to be, but it exceeded our expectations," said Mitch Termotto, president of Express Graphics, which runs Fiery, Pace, PrintFlow® and a VUTEk® QS2000. "We've already signed up three people to attend next year."
During Connect, EFI showcased the winning entries in its "Win with EFI" video contest, in which customers created a video about how their company uses or plans to use EFI products to help ensure business success. The winning videos from Modern Litho and Tukaiz can be seen on EFI's YouTube channel (links below):