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"The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is without a doubt one of the best professional events I have ever attended," commented Barbara Dimauro, Circulation & Marketing Director at The Warren Group. "I came away energized, excited and full of new ideas from the many top-notch sessions. There is something for every publishing professional at this event, and I highly recommend it!"
Jack W Perry, owner of 38esno Publishing Services, noted, "[It's an] excellent mix of what is happening in both the digital book and magazine world."
"The Publishing Business and Conference & Expo is an annual must-attend event for anyone working in publishing," stressed Hal Garstein, director of manufacturing and distribution at The Deal LLC. "A comprehensive range of vendors and educational seminars provides attendees with important business, tech and trend information."
The event also drew attendees from around the world this year. "Frankly speaking, I am very impressed," said Ismael Olivar, manager, IT Consulting, Editorial Televisa, México City. "Overall, very interesting and fantastic information. It is [a] worth[while] conference."
The Expo: Solutions for All Walks of Publishing
Monday and Tuesday also drew traffic to the expo hall, filled with 70 exhibitors of a wide range of publishing technologies, services and solutions. "It's very helpful if you're looking for an all-in-one publishing show," said Stan Tracy, director, Capital Cities/ABC. "I found several vendors I will be contacting."
According to the post-show survey distributed to show attendees, more than 60 percent of attendees found new, prospective vendors in the expo hall.
With those figures, overall, vendors were quite happy.
"The Publishing Business Conference and Expo is the way to get in front of the industry's top publishers," said Chris Bryan, co-founder of EmailDirect.com. "The speakers are interesting and the attendees are engaged. Overall, this show is a fun learning environment (lots of raffles!) and a great place to network with the who's-who of the publishing business."