EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the Platinum sponsors of the upcoming Connect users' conference are xpedx and Ricoh. Heidelberg USA and Unisource are Gold sponsors. The company has also just posted the complete set of Connect classes to the online registration website (www.efi.com/connect).
Set to take place April 26 to April 29 at the Wynn Las Vegas, Connect enables print industry leaders from around the world to attend educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, voice their opinions at user group meetings, discuss industry trends, and network with peers.
"EFI is busy putting together all of the details for the upcoming Connect 2011, and we're excited to welcome a high-caliber group of early sponsors," said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. "In addition to industry vendor booths, we'll showcase our full portfolio of products and solutions, host exciting speakers, and hold in-depth educational sessions all aimed at making our customers more successful in 2011 and beyond. From what our customers are saying, just based on the product education, interaction with product experts and sharing of best practices, attendees to this year's event can expect more than $5,000 in benefits as a result – a great ROI!"
The Connect lab area will once again showcase the full portfolio of EFI solutions, including the complete print MIS line-up (PrintSmith, Pace, Monarch, Radius, Digital StoreFront and more), numerous Fiery solutions, VUTEk, Rastek and Jetrion printers, as well as live demos of end-to-end workflow integrations. The event will also feature the return of the popular live auction.
The conference will kick off with a lively "fireside chat" between Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen and EFI CEO Guy Gecht on Tuesday evening, April 26. The two will discuss a variety of topics, including the future of printing and Adobe's strategy moving forward. Other speakers include EFI executives and a panel of industry experts.
Customers are reminded to enter the "Win with EFI" video contest until March 4 – customers can submit a video about how their company uses or plans to use EFI products to help ensure business success. The winning company will receive conference registration for one attendee, three nights' hotel accommodations at the Wynn during the conference for that attendee, and $5,000 in credit towards the purchase of EFI products. (No purchase necessary. For complete information, see details and official rules at http://www.efi.com/connect/videocontest/)
For more information on Connect 2011, including video testimonials of customers who attended last year, go to www.efi.com/connect.