Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Managed Print Services: On the World Stage

MPS is the buzz globally, almost as much as when tray less duplex came out and analogue became digital...JUST KIDDING.

From the recent MPS Conference in Amsterdam:


“My expectations have been surpassed. I come from Dubai, and the market is hungry for this application. I am very impressed with the quality of people attending: senior executives, dealers, end-users…some very good discussion.” - Hakam Abu Rishesh, Gulf Commercial Group


“This conference is very insightful. It is the first time I have met people that actually understand MPS. I didn’t expect so many people. I think it is a great reflection on the interest in the market.” - James Du Plooy, Solution Worx, South Africa

Full Press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



European Managed Print Services Conference Hits Right Notes with MPS Professionals

FMAudit Renews as Platinum Sponsor of 2010 European MPS Conference


November 4, 2009 – Lexington, KY – The 2009 European MPS Conference held recently in Amsterdam was a successful educational event for the managed print services market, with enthusiastic feedback from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. In a show of support, Platinum Sponsor FMAudit Europe/ DocuAudit, has renewed its commitment for the 2010 European conference, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

“The response to the 2009 European MPS conference was overwhelming. It is imperative that we continue to support efforts that bring ideas, best practices and valuable networking opportunities to this rapidly growing market,” said Jan De Kesel, President and Managing Director, FMAudit Europe/ DocuAudit,

Surpassing original attendance targets, over 140 people attended the European MPS conference, the first of its kind. MPS dealers, end users, vendors and infrastructure providers, along with sponsors and exhibitors networked and shared their experiences and knowledge. Participants commented on the quality of information, level of expertise, networking and contacts, and the overall value for their businesses.

· “Really, really interesting, it reflects the reality of the marketplace.”
Nicolas Bouillon, Blumega Technology, United Kingdom

· “This conference is great! It has given me the background of the players, services and competition—absolutely valuable to me!”
Maikel Bongers, Office Depot Europe

· “My expectations have been surpassed. I come from Dubai, and the market is hungry for this application. I am very impressed with the quality of people attending: senior executives, dealers, end-users…some very good discussion.”
Hakam Abu Rishesh, Gulf Commercial Group

· “Can’t wait to take this away and build on it. It’s great for developing market, great for bringing all these parties together and great to have an independent forum.”
Alan Kilminister, Gulf Commercial Group

· “This conference is very insightful. It is the first time I have met people that actually understand MPS. I didn’t expect so many people. I think it is a great reflection on the interest in the market.”
James Du Plooy, Solution Worx, South Africa

· “I am getting great feedback, everyone loves the diversity in topics.”
Stuart Rideout, LRS, United Kingdom

In addition to Platinum Sponsors FMAudit and HP, other European MPS Conference sponsors and exhibitors included Gold Sponsor MWA Intelligence, Inc., media sponsors BERTL Research and DocuFacts, LRS, Netaphor, Newfield IT, PerformIT, PrintFleet, SCC and other prominent MPS players.

“The interest in MPS has no boundaries. Attendees came from as far away as South Africa, Australia and Dubai to learn about MPS strategies,” said Ed Crowley, CEO and Senior Partner of the Photizo Group, which hosted the MPS 2009 European Conference. “The fact that FMAudit/DocuAudit has again committed its support as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2010 event demonstrates the success of this conference in meeting the needs of the marketplace and in bringing the right people together. It shows the importance that MPS leaders like FMAudit place on the MPS Conference as an educational forum.”

Over 20 different sessions addressed a broad spectrum of topics with speakers from across Europe providing expertise and insights. Along with the keynote presenters from FMAudit and HP, sessions featured MPS experts from Canon, DirectPointe, EKM4, LRS Europe, PrintFleet, PulsarTec, Konica Minolta, Leads City Council, LRS Europe, Nationwide Insurance, Newfield IT, Relevance Biz and SolutionsWorx.

Conference Content Focuses on MPS Success


The series of MPS Conferences address the urgent need for information about the fast-growing managed print services market. The Photizo Group estimates that the MPS market is worth over $25 billion globally this year and is projecting it will be a $60 billion market by 2013. Conference content features case studies, panels, exhibitions and interactive sessions that highlight successful approaches and practical ideas from actual MPS engagements. MPS decision makers, vendors and channel partners benefit from a rich agenda of relevant topics.

For more information about the MPS Conference series, visit http://www.mpsconference.com.

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Media contacts:
The Photizo Group
Misty Hamel
617-921-5725
mhamel@photizogroup.com


ABOUT THE PHOTIZO GROUP

The Photizo Group is a leading research firm specializing in the analysis of the printing and imaging industry and specifically the Managed Print Services market. Photizo has become the market’s main source for ongoing business intelligence about the rapidly growing opportunity of MPS. Since its landmark MPS study released in April 2008 to ongoing research covering North America and Europe, Photizo has emerged as a leader in dynamic business intelligence about the MPS market. Clients include eight of the top ten imaging manufacturers in the digital












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