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Dscoop6 Conference Sets New Record for Attendance

February 22, 2011
CHICAGO—Feb. 22, 2011—More than 2,000 digital print professionals gathered at Dscoop6, the 2011 Dscoop Annual Conference that ran Feb. 17-19 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando. The turnout was a significant increases from last year’s event in both attendees and exhibitors, including 95 partners that participated in the Solutions Showcase exhibition.
 
“Dscoop6 was a fantastic event that blew all of our expectations out of the water,” said Larry Vaughn, Dscoop chairman and president of Ideal Printers. “We have gotten bigger and better every year, but the connection between the members is what keeps bringing them back. Even with our greater numbers, the intimacy displayed at this event is on par with our previous conferences. This type of enthusiasm and camaraderie exists nowhere else in the industry, and Dscoop strives to continually push the boundaries to give more to our members.”
 
In addition to the more than 120 educational sessions throughout the three-day event, the organization also launched the Fast Forward Power Pack in conjunction with HP. The Power Pack, an optional extension to Dscoop membership, includes a Business Development Program that positions print service providers as strategic marketing partners to their clients. The program includes a six-month training course that helps companies train their employees and customers on the power of multi-channel marketing, customized marketing collateral, a case study and a press release to build their business. The Power Pack is available through Feb. 28, 2011, at the discounted price of $995.
 
“Dscoop is an educational forum first and foremost—with well over 200 speakers, Dscoop6 offers education like no other event,” said Mark Sarpa, Dscoop6 conference chairman and CEO of Progressive Solutions. “While the trade show competes with the best of any industry event, members come for the education and networking opportunities. This type of worldwide networking is helping numerous members expand and grow their business.”
 
Highlights from Dscoop6 included:

 
Management consultant Stan Slap opened the conference with a funny keynote speech about branding and the power of being a good manager to inspire employee loyalty. He said that if a company’s product or service doesn’t inspire loyalty internally, it won’t work on the outside with customers.
 
Dscoop launched a Website update at www.dscoop.org with added functionality, including networking capabilities, communities with customized content, relevant education materials and a mobile app.
 

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