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Photizo Group Announces Call for Speakers for Managed Print Services European Conference
Top tier line up of sponsors and exhibitors promises valuable networking Lexington, KY – July 7, 2009 – The Photizo Group invites Managed Print Services end users and channel partners to submit session ideas for the Managed Print Services European Conference October 21-23 in Amsterdam. The conference will feature case studies, panels, exhibitions and interactive sessions. MPS decision makers, vendors, channel partners and other attendees can gain insights and share their experiences regarding successful MPS engagements. The deadline for speaker submissions is July 31. A top-notch line up of top-tier sponsors and exhibitors promises valuable contacts and networking for conference attendees. PrintFleet has signed on as a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor, along with other exhibitors Equitrac, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Netaphor, and perform IT. The MPS European Conference features expanded exhibit programs to maximize networking time for attendees. The conference sessions will highlight successful approaches and valuable lessons from actual MPS engagements. Organized around two tracks, the conference is designed for all types of MPS experience and interest. The end user track is for CIOs, CFOs, IT Managers, Facilities Managers and Purchasing Departments who have implemented MPS or are considering it. This track consists of best practices, case studies, how-to guides and more. The second track is targeted at vendors, resellers and infrastructure providers. It offers information on the emerging hybrid channel, infrastructure, best practices, research, market projections and more. “Based on feedback from the successful MPS Conference in Austin, TX, we are preparing an outstanding educational and networking opportunity for MPS professionals in Europe,” said Ed Crowley, Founder and Senior Partner of the Photizo Group. “We also welcome ideas for sessions from anyone in the MPS marketplace.” Specific topics being considered for each track include: End User Track • Is MPS Right for Me? • Managing MPS Vendors: Best Practices, Cost Savings, and Benefits • What’s the Data Around MPS Benefits? • Best Practices in RFP’s • Choosing the Best Vendor • State of the Standards • Practical Guide to Managing Cultural Change Dealers, Resellers and Vendors Track • How to Target SMBs • ITIL Help Desk/Software Systems for SMB • SMB vs. Large Accounts – Selling, Service, How Are They Different? • When Does MPS Make Sense for SMB? • Managing MPS Across Multiple Countries • MPS Environmental Story • Local vs. Foreign Solutions Panel • How to Write an SLA, RFP A new feature, an introductory pre-conference seminar will help jump start participants with less MPS background and experience. Pre-conference sessions will be offered for both end users and channel partners. These sessions will concentrate on establishing a solid foundation and offering practical strategies when selecting an appropriate MPS partner or provider for first-time MPS engagements. Speaker forms and topic information can be found at http://www.mpsconference.com/forms/speakerapp.html. Applications for speakers must be submitted by Friday July 31, 2009. For information about MPS 2009 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, agendas and registration, visit http://www.mpsconference.com. # # # About the MPS 2009 European Conference To serve a rapidly expanding Managed Print Services market, the first MPS 2009 European Conference has been scheduled for Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 21-23. Hosted by the Photizo Group, leading research firm and consulting firm specializing in the Managed Print Services (MPS) industry, the event addresses the urgent need for information about the fast-growing managed print services market. The conference will feature 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 can network and share insights and experiences regarding successful MPS programs. Speakers, case study presentations and other session ideas are now being accepted at mpsconference.com. The deadline for speaker submissions is July 31.