AGFA :APOGEE Users Group Meeting to be held at GRAPH EXPOSeptember 14, 2010
RESTON, VA—09/14/2010—Agfa Graphics has announced its :Apogee Users Group will hold its annual meeting in Chicago this fall in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 2010. The :Apogee Users Group meeting will take place on Monday, October 4, 2010, and be co-located with GRAPH EXPO 2010 in McCormick Place. GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago's McCormick Place South.
The :Apogee Users Group has convened annually for more than 10 years, providing a platform for Agfa's :Apogee users to network, share best practices with one another, optimize current processes, and learn the new features of the :Apogee Suite, Agfa's automated workflow system, directly from Agfa executives.
According to Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing, for Agfa Graphics North America, "GRAPH EXPO 2010 provides an ideal backdrop for the :Apogee Users Group meeting. GRAPH EXPO has so much to offer as the largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas," she said. "Members of the users group attend the show to see and learn about the latest technological innovations for the industry, so scheduling the annual meeting during GRAPH EXPO makes for a convenient time and place for them to meet."
"GRAPH EXPO is valuable to graphic communications professionals precisely because it is such a diverse and inclusive show," said Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company. "Members of the :Apogee Users Group understand that GRAPH EXPO truly addresses the full spectrum of graphic communications needs. For the prepress specialist, attending GRAPH EXPO 2010 means being able to see live demonstrations of the latest prepress technologies, having the opportunity to determine firsthand how those technologies will contribute to your overall production process, and being able to talk directly with vendors and peers about your workflow issues and solutions."
Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 themed, "The Next Generation of Print," has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience to a diverse spectrum of attendees. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the expansive show floor and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities. Attendees will find eight special interest sections on the show floor. Along with the debut of News Print-the newspaper pavilion, these include PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring two of today's hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; the Prepress/Software-Design and Press/Finishing sections; and Education Main Street, for attendees seeking well-educated, talented industry newcomers to augment their company's workforce.