EFI Connect Conference Moves to Springtime, Returns to Las Vegas in 2010

FOSTER CITY, CA—Nov. 4, 2009—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the 11th annual Connect users’ conference will take place next year from April 18-21 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Connect enables leaders from around the globe to attend educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, voice their opinions at user group meetings, discuss industry trends, and network with peers.

“We’re looking forward to once again hosting EFI Connect at the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas, and next year’s springtime event will be the most comprehensive ever, showcasing the full portfolio of EFI products and solutions,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, EFI. “Connect provides attendees with countless opportunities for learning, discussion and idea exchange, ensuring everyone takes away new information and insights to make their businesses even more competitive.”

For 2010, EFI has reorganized the event to focus more on the needs of the user groups and individuals, moving the user group meetings earlier in the day and improving the daily schedule to offer more in-depth sessions based on the experience level and needs of the individual attendee.

“Connect is a great place to hear from my industry peers about how they’re using their system, and to learn new tips and tricks about the software,” said Todd Warren, owner of MPI Commercial and Digital Printing, a PrintSmith customer. “EFI is always willing to listen to our ideas about new features, improvements, etc. and is quick to implement them.”

One new lab area feature will be live workflow demonstrations that will walk a job from acquisition, through management, preparation and production, enabling attendees to see the complete process first-hand. The Connect lab will showcase the latest versions of EFI’s print MIS, web-to-print, proofing, and workflow offerings, Fiery controller and software solutions, wide format printers from the VUTEk and Rastek line-ups, and the latest Jetrion label printer. As in past years, there will also be an industry vendor area where many of today’s leading technology providers will be showcasing their products.

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