Print Solutions Summit Open to Office Products Dealers in the GTA

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - The office products industry is expanding its reach into the technology sector and the Canadian Office Products Association (COPA) is leading the way with its new series of technology solutions across Canada. Launched in September, our second Technology Summit Series will be held at the Toronto International Centre on Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Graphics Canada Printing and Converting Show.

This session follows the highly successful launch of the Technology Summit Series in Vancouver last month, which garnered outstanding marks from both speakers and delegates in attendance. The second Series will deliver the same critical information to dealers in the Greater Toronto Area who are looking for insight into the Print Solutions market.

"The success of our first Technology Summit Series in Vancouver shows that the office products industry is very much interested in learning more about this emerging channel and the opportunities it has to offer," said Sam Moncada, COPA president, adding that as office products continue the evolution into business products, now is the time to look at the opportunities that information technology (IT) offer.

This event is open to all dealers and is free to attend; however, registration is required as seating is limited. Attendees at the Print Solutions summit will also have free access to the Graphics Canada Show on November 13th.

At this event, Scott MacKenzie, a market research analyst and recognized industry speaker at West Point Products Canada, will be examining changes and trends in the printer market, including:

    
    -   Laser vs. ink
    -   MFP (Multifunction printer) proliferation
    -   Managed print services
    -   End-user printing trends
    

The Print Solutions series will also feature special presentations from OKI Printing Solutions, PRINTSolv, and Samsung Print Solutions. For any organization that is curious about what is happening in the IT world, the Technology Summit Series is a great place to get some answers.

"The Technology Summit Series is aimed at bringing awareness and acceptance to the office products channel from the IT sector," added Moncada. "It will help demonstrate to IT manufacturers that the office supplies industry is committed to exploring opportunities for growth in this emerging channel."

There are three ways to register:

    
    -   Complete the registration form and fax it to the COPA office at 905-
        624-0830.
    -   Call Ana Sierra at 905-624-9462 ext. 223.
    -   Email Ana at asierra@copa.ca.
    

About COPA

The Canadian Office Products Association is a national trade association comprising more than 500 member companies engaged in the production, distribution and/or sale of business products, including office supplies, stationery, office furniture, office equipment, office machines and related items. The association supports its members through various programs and services, including the COPA Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships to first and second year post-secondary students with a connection to member companies. COPA's members contribute $6.1 billion annually to the Canadian economy. The association celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008.

SOURCE CANADIAN OFFICE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

For further information: For further information: about COPA, please contact Sam Moncada at (905) 624-9462 ext. 228, or smoncada@copa.ca

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