Dell's Tim Peters Headlines 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium Agenda: Register Now to Save $150

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Lyra Research's 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium will be held January 23–25, 2006, at the Rancho Las Palmas Marriott Resort and Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA). This year, the event's official theme is “Shifting Strategies to Maximize Profits.” Tim Peters, vice president and general manager of Dell’s imaging and printing business, will present the Symposium’s keynote address. To save $150 off standard registration rates, call 617-454-2612 or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium and register before November 30, 2005.

Lyra Research announces that the 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium will be held January 23–25, 2006, at the Rancho Las Palmas Marriott Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. This year, the event's official theme is “Shifting Strategies to Maximize Profits.” To save $150 off standard registration rates, call 617-454-2612 or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium and register before November 30, 2005. This year's sponsors include 3M Electronics, Global Graphics, Monotype Imaging, Software Imaging, and Xerox. (More sponsorship opportunities are available at http://www.lyra.com/symposium.)

Symposium Agenda Highlights

Tim Peters, vice president and general manager of Dell's imaging and printing business, will present the Symposium's keynote address on the event's theme, “Shifting Strategies to Maximize Profits.” “The digital imaging industry has undergone a real transformation in terms of product strategy and development. The need to optimize profit centers in relation to changing market dynamics is being felt throughout the industry,” explained Charles LeCompte, president of Lyra Research. “The 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium will help respond to that need with forecast, insight, and analysis on tactics for surviving and thriving in the emerging global marketplace.”

The industry's premier conference offers an opportunity to meet and network with industry colleagues while gaining invaluable industry information for strategic decision-making. The 2006 Symposium's expanded agenda features two full days of informative presentations. Some highlights of the 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium include the following:

Hard Copy Observer Year in Review: Join Ann Priede, managing editor of The Hard Copy Observer, the printer and digital copier industry's leading publication, for a quantitative and qualitative look at the industry, including key developments in 2005, trends in hardware and consumables markets, and an evaluation of which market segments are poised for growth or decline.

Consumer/SOHO/SMB Markets: The unprecedented convergence of digital imaging devices in home and small-office settings is discussed. This segment includes forecast data and expert analysis on consumer/SOHO/SMB markets; comprehensive demographic presentations on today's digital photographer; and a panel discussion on consumer digital photo printing, featuring industry leaders from OEM, online, and retail sectors such as HP, MotoPhoto, PhotoWorks, Pentax, and Snapfish.

Digital Imaging Market Watch: Unrivaled financial-oriented presentations offer strategies for success in revolutionary markets. Topics include China and other emerging global markets, the technology behind Microsoft's Metro software, and two financial analyst roundtable discussions (focused on hardware and supplies) featuring numerous industry watchers.

Corporate and Commercial Printing: This segment addresses the growing role of digital imaging's “big iron” in big business. Presentations cover digital copiers and production printing, commodity paper and high-end paper in the digital office, the laser toner spectrum (personal laser, low-end color laser, and high-end color laser), and the battle between ink jet and laser technologies in the office environment.

Digital Imaging and the Environment: Corporate responsibility and environmental friendliness have become increasingly important consumer criteria. This segment tackles the topic with a discussion by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), a pioneer in U.S. policy, on contributing to the future of e-waste public policy and planning and a case study on successfully growing “green profits.”

Spotlight on Supplies: As aftermarket supplies vendors continue to gain market share and OEM printer vendors become increasingly dependent on supplies for profitability, all eyes are on consumable printer supplies. The Symposium's expanded supplies coverage includes additional reporting and analysis of the pivotal role of the supplies sector across channels. This segment includes special coverage from the Hard Copy Supplies Journal, Lyra's newsletter devoted to media and marking supplies, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Topics include supplies forecasting models; setting supplies yield standards; a look at the retail supplies market; and the “Supplies Aisle” panel of OEMs, aftermarket remanufacturers, and refillers.

What's New for 2006

Exhibitor Showcase Room: For the first time at the Lyra Imaging Symposium, a select number of companies will be able to exhibit their offerings in the new Exhibitor Showcase Room. Exhibitors will be equipped with a tabletop display area to offer literature and products and to meet face-to-face with the industry's elite.

Strategy and Networking Meetings: The 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium will offer dedicated meeting spaces for attendees to meet with company teammates and other industry colleagues throughout the event.

Become a Sponsor

The sponsorship opportunities at the Symposium offer unmatched visibility, allowing you to deliver your message to a select group of imaging industry decision-makers. With our lauded conference format, exclusive meeting rooms, and a new demonstration room, the environment is perfect for networking. Numerous sponsorship options are available for every budget to ensure satisfaction and maximum return on investment. Sponsors of the 2006 Imaging Symposium include Xerox, Software Imaging, and 3M Electronics. For more information, call 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium.

How to Register

The Symposium will take place from Monday, January 23, 2006, to Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Save $150 by registering today. The early-bird registration fee (before November 30) is $1,445. After November 30, the standard registration fee is $1,595. Group rates are available. To register, call 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium for secure online ordering.

About Lyra Research

Founded in 1991, Lyra Research is recognized worldwide as the leading provider of market, product, and technology information and analysis focused on the imaging industry. Lyra Research provides targeted information on printers and copiers, digital photography, and imaging supplies to more than 2,000 clients in more than 40 countries. Lyra's portfolio of services includes leading industry newsletters, special market reports, advisory services, conferences, Webcasts, and custom consulting.

Companies participating at the 2006 Lyra Imaging Symposium include: 3M Electronics, Buckman, Buckman and Reid, Cal/EPA, Capital Group Companies, Cartridge World, Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, Cross Research, Dell, Domtar, FTN Midwest Securities Corp., HP, Information Technology Industry Council, Joy James Group, LaserCycle/InkCycle, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Moors and Cabot, MotoPhoto, Pentax, PhotoWorks, Raymond James, Snapfish, Software Imaging, and Xerox. Check http://www.lyra.com for a complete listing.

CONTACT:

Andre Rebelo

Marketing Manager

Lyra Research, Inc.

+1-617-454-2658

arebelo (at) lyra (dot) com

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