Patrick Welch to Headline Xplor’s 2012 Conference and Vendor Forum

LUTZ, FL—Jan. 31, 2012—Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, announced that Patrick Welch, noted motivational speaker, sales and marketing trainer, and business turnaround specialist, will give the keynote address at Xplor’s 2012 Conference and Vendor Forum, March 27-29 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel and Conference Center in the Tampa Bay, FL, area. Welch’s presentation will be given on Thursday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Welch has a 40-plus-year history of impacting people and companies through his uncommon, but common-sense, approach. He has been a remediation teacher, head of sales and marketing for both hospitality and direct mail corporations and president of the world-famous Players Club.

Welch has appeared on the “Today Show,” among other TV shows, and is a published author, father and grandfather. He has adapted methods that were originally formulated to motivate and instruct young adults in his first career as a school teacher.

These common-sense techniques helped his students to view things differently, problem solve and apply higher level thinking skills to everyday life situations. Now they are helping salespeople all across the country to become more effective and profitable.

His keynote—“The Nine Skills You Need to Be the Best at Anything You Try – In Business or Life!”—will provide attendees with the nine activities to be better organized, become a more effective communicator, delegate more effectively, and return the enjoyment and passion for what you do.

“We’re honored to have Pat Welch join us at this year’s conference and vendor forum,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor. “I have spent time with Pat, and he is remarkable. I am confident our attendees will find his talk motivational, engaging and relevant to the problems they face in business.”

In addition to his keynote address, Welch will also provide a special session for vendor forum exhibitors and conference sponsors, titled “Getting You in Any Door,” scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 1:15 p.m.

While exhibits are now sold out, vendors interested in becoming an event sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at (770) 444-3845 or via email at

About Xplor

Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world.