Kodak - 5/2/2008
Record Number of Participants Attend North American Conference of
Graphic Users Association of KODAK Solutions
Rochester, NY - May 2 - More than 300 members of the Graphic Users Association (GUA) of KODAK Solutions
gathered last week at the Wynn Las Vegas to learn about the latest techniques, products and best practices
for advancing their graphic communications business.
The GUA’s annual North American Conference, sponsored by Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group,
included 50 presentations and roundtable discussions. Subject matter experts from Kodak and the GUA
exchanged information with attendees on a wide range of topics, such as workflow, color relationship
management, growing a digital print business, the impact of offset class inkjet, sustainability, transitioning
from a printer to marketing services provider, trends in MIS, utilizing social networking trends for business
purposes, and dozens more.
Attendees had the opportunity to talk with developers from Kodak about their experiences with the company’s
software and suggest enhancements that would benefit their operations. Users also could participate in hands
on demonstrations of Kodak’s newest workflow and ecommerce solutions, as well as the KODAK NEXPRESS
M700 Digital Color Press.
"This year’s conference was our biggest and best yet," said Tom Clifford, GUA President. "This annual
event is unlike any other in the industry, with participants gaining unfiltered access to executives and product
specialists from Kodak. Most important, the team from Kodak does more than provide a forum for users to
provide input - they genuinely listen to our feedback and take it into consideration when developing new
products and features. Membership in the GUA delivers an exceptional return on investment and I encourage
all customers of Kodak to join."
In its 13th year, the GUA serves more than 4,000 members from 80 countries.
"For our customer focused organization, the North American GUA Conference provides an invaluable
opportunity to receive data and comments directly from users," said Dave Wigfield, Managing Director,
United States and Canada Region, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. "This input helps us make
strategic business decisions based on the needs of our customers."
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of
more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services
provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing,
graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support
professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize