The 2007 Lyra Imaging Symposium Celebrates 10 Years of Insight and Leadership: Early-bird Registrants Save $150

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Lyra Research announces that the 2007 Lyra Imaging Symposium will be held January 29–31, 2007, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. To celebrate the event's tenth anniversary, the Symposium's official theme is "Leading the Way: 10 Years of Imaging Industry Insight." To save $150 off standard registration rates, call Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium and register before November 30, 2006.

Lyra Research announces that the 2007 Lyra Imaging Symposium will be held January 29–31, 2007, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. To celebrate the event's tenth anniversary, the Symposium's official theme is "Leading the Way: 10 Years of Imaging Industry Insight." To save $150 off standard registration rates, call Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium and register before November 30, 2006.

Lyra is pleased to announce that platinum-level sponsors of the Symposium include Global Graphics, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, and Xerox. Silver-level sponsors include Monotype Imaging and Software Imaging. Sensient Technologies and Zoran are specialty sponsors. (More sponsorship opportunities are available at http://www.lyra.com/symposium.)

Charles LeCompte, president and founder of Lyra Research, comments on the significance of the Symposium's anniversary, "In an industry where so much changes so quickly, we want to celebrate a decade of solid market research leadership as we look forward to guiding our clients through the increasingly global imaging market. Commemorating Lyra's vanguard role in tracking the industry, the 2007 Symposium will offer industry leaders forecast, insight, and analysis on tactics for surviving and thriving in the emerging global marketplace."

LeCompte's luncheon presentation, "Analyze This: A 10-Year Retrospective of the Lyra Imaging Symposium," will take a lighthearted look at memorable and forgettable industry and product news, developments, and analysis of the past decade.

Symposium Agenda Highlights

The tenth annual Lyra Imaging Symposium offers an unmatched opportunity to meet and network with industry colleagues while gaining invaluable industry information for strategic decision-making. The 2007 Symposium's comprehensive agenda features two full days of informative presentations. Highlights of the 2007 Lyra Imaging Symposium agenda are described below.

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 2006, trends in hardware and consumables markets, and an evaluation of which market segments are poised for growth or decline.

Consumer and SOHO Imaging

This segment of the Symposium agenda focuses on the unprecedented convergence of digital imaging devices in homes and home-office/small-office (SOHO) settings. The segment kicks off with a keynote by Henry Wilhelm, cofounder, president, and director of research of Wilhelm Imaging Research. Comprehensive demographic presentations on today's digital photographer and photo-printing trends will offer forecast data and expert analysis on consumer/SOHO markets. A panel discussion on consumers' digital photo-printing habits called "Where's the Print?" features industry leaders from OEM, online, and retail sectors complemented by an industry journalist perspective. Kodak will present a "Think Pink" luncheon presentation on the growing niche market for digital scrapbooking.

Global Imaging Market Watch

Unrivaled financial-oriented presentations describe strategies for success in rapidly changing markets. Presentations address China and other emerging global markets. In addition to a "Financial Analyst Perspective" examining one spotlighted company, two financial analyst "Wall Street Watch" panels discuss the business-performance side of the industry.

Software for Imaging

Featuring speakers from Adobe and Microsoft and panelists from several leading imaging software firms, this segment of the Symposium focuses on software. Topics include document workflow management from the Adobe perspective and how developers are readying for the imminent arrival of Microsoft Vista and XPS.

Office and Corporate Printing

As new technologies such as HP's Edgeline challenge existing hardware paradigms, vendors will meet offices' and corporations' printing needs with newer, more cost-effective hardware and solutions. Analyst presentations cover the changing roles of MFPs, workgroup printers, and digital copiers. This segment of the event highlights new forecasting tools that integrate real-world print data from office users. Other topics include the perennial battle between ink jet and laser technologies in the office environment and hardware vendors' shift from selling "boxes" to pages.

Commercial Printing

Jeffrey Hayzlett, chief marketing officer and vice president for the Graphic Communications Group at Eastman Kodak, is the keynote speaker for this segment of the Symposium. His presentation discusses innovation in the growing role of digital imaging's "big iron" in big business. Presentations analyze the digital prepress sector and hot trends in the wide- and superwide-format market. A featured case study examines how one company's scalable commercial printing solutions have enabled profitable printing of everything from postcards to billboards.

Home and Office Digital Imaging Supplies

All eyes are on consumable printer supplies as aftermarket supplies vendors continue to gain market share and OEM printer vendors become increasingly dependent on supplies for profitability. The Symposium's expanded supplies coverage includes additional reporting and analysis of the pivotal role of the supplies sector across distribution channels. This segment includes special coverage from the Hard Copy Supplies Journal, Lyra's newsletter devoted to media and marking supplies, which also celebrated its tenth anniversary recently. Topics include supplies forecasting models; setting yield standards for supplies; a look at the supplies retailer perspective; and the "Survivor: Supplies Island" panel of OEMs, aftermarket remanufacturers, and refillers.

Extras for 2007 Attendees

Exhibitor Showcase Room: Once again, a limited number of companies will be able to exhibit their offerings in the Lyra Imaging Symposium's 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 2007 Lyra Imaging Symposium will offer dedicated meeting spaces for attendees to meet with company teammates and other industry colleagues.

Become a Symposium Sponsor

The sponsorship opportunities at the Lyra Imaging 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 include Global Graphics, Hewlett-Packard, Monotype Imaging, Ricoh, Sensient Technologies, Software Imaging, Xerox, and Zoran. For more information, call Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium.

How to Register

The Symposium will take place from 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007, to 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Save $150 by registering today. The early-bird registration fee (before November 30) is $1,545. After November 30, the standard registration fee is $1,695. Group rates are available. To register, call Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612, or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium for secure online registration.

Lyra Research: The Digital Imaging Authority

Lyra Research collaborates with imaging industry decision-makers worldwide, enabling clients to strengthen their market position and achieve profitable growth. Lyra's expert analysts and editors help clients devise and implement creative solutions to business challenges, arming them with competitive intelligence, strategic and tactical advice, news and analysis, and market forecasts.

Since 1991, Lyra's custom research and consulting, advisory services, award-winning journals, and innovative events have set the standard for analysis of imaging hardware, consumables, and digital photography markets.

Visit http://www.lyra.com to learn more about how Lyra can be your strategic business partner.

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Andre Rebelo

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Lyra Research, Inc.

617-454-2658

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