The annual
    DOCUMENT Strategy Forum, held in Chicago this past November 1-3, rang in its
    fourth birthday with a statement — document strategy is still the number one
    priority in an enterprise. It is no surprise then that this focused, intensive
    and peer-to-peer event, one in which exclusively addresses the end-to-end
    transactional and corporate communications strategy, celebrated an ever-growing
    exposition floor and expanded conference program in 2011.






    Attendees networking at the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum


    Attracting 198 verified attendees, of
    which 28% generate three-plus million outbound transactional
    documents per month, with an additional 56 exhibitor personnel representing 30
    exhibiting companies, the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum proved yet again that its
    unique formula for a focused business solutions conference packs a powerful
    punch. "It was the best run program of the year, and we did eight shows in 2011.
    It was very productive for us," said Kevin B. O'Brien, CEO, OBRIEN Document
    Solutions.





     

    »Read a
    testimonial
    from an attendee of why this formula should make the industry pay
    attention.








    Attendees listen to conference presentation


    Originally founded
    on the educational and high-level editorial of its first conference partner,
    DOCUMENT magazine, the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum continued to expand its highly
    rated conference program, offering in its 2011 line up six tracks (SharePoint Best Practices, Document Strategy, Output Management, Mailing
    Optimization
    , Forms Management, Design and Workflow and Forms and
    Mobile Technologies
    ), five all-day pre-conference workshops, over 50
    sessions and 45 speakers.


    As organizations
    continue to grapple with the real changes in how they communicate with their
    customers, Conference Director for the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum, and Editor of
    DOCUMENT, Allison Lloyd, explains she was focused on addressing such strategies in 2011. "With
    the growth of mobile technology, explosion of social media sites and the
    growing tech-saavy nature of consumers, we understood the importance of these
    trends within the conference at the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum. In order to fully
    provide strategic and an end-to-end education, we teamed up with experts in the
    industry, with content partnerships with AIIM, Gimmal Group, Photizo Group
    and Business Forms Management Association (BFMA)," she said.


    "I was able to
    meet and network a lot. The presenters were very willing to discuss topics with
    us. I would recommend fellow associates to attend the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum," said attendee, Annette
    Donley, IT Administrator, Auto-Owners Insurance.






    Forrester analyst, Craig Le Clair, gives his Keynote on Opening Day 


    In his Opening Day Keynote, "The State of the Document Processing
    Services Industry 2011,"
    Forrester vice
    president and principal analyst, Craig Le Clair, noted that there is
    real opportunity in this new business landscape but also a lot of challenges in
    harnessing these "untamed business processes."


     


    "We know our
    attendees are serious document professionals looking for real strategies. We
    truly believe we offer something that is special — a true document strategy for
    enterprises interested in embracing the future with everything it has to offer
    ," says Ms. Lloyd.





     

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    Attendee listening to solution provider on the Expo Floor 


    Not only building upon its conference
    program, the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum expanded its Exhibit Hall to include 30
    exhibitors, a 25% increase from 2010, and also introduced two new pavilions
    addressing the SharePoint and eForms markets. While still
    staying true to its unique formula of creating a serious one-to-one environment
    for buyers and solution providers to have a true business exchange, the
    well-received addition of the new pavilions reflected the growing need for
    these sectors. The SharePoint Applications Pavilion featured GimmalSoft, KnowledgeLake, NextDocs, ARX, Inc. and Metralogix in
    conjunction with the Gimmal Group. In addition, the new eForms
    Pavilion
    , sponsored by the Business Forms Management
    Association
    , introduced OBRIEN Document Solutions, Cerenade, Avoka and FormAssembly.


    "We enjoyed meeting many existing and new
    clients and partners at this boutique event. It's great to have quality time to
    really discuss the growing and changing needs in areas of compliance, document
    security, messaging and multi-channel delivery — and share how our workflow
    automation solutions can benefit their organizations," said Mary Ann Rowan, CMO,
    VP Sales, Solimar Systems, Inc.


    "Just like the industry we serve, DOCUMENT
    Strategy Forum continues to evolve. Where this event began four years ago
    content-wise and where we are today is a reflection of the rapidly changing
    landscape when it comes to producing, delivering and managing customer
    communications documents," says Joel Dunkel, President, EventEvolution
    Management, Inc., producers of DOUCUMENT Strategy Forum. "I'm excited about
    what we accomplished this year and look forward to building on our success in
    2012," Dunkel continues.


    For more information
    on attending or exhibiting at the 2012 DOCUMENT Strategy Forum, call 866-378-4991,
    email jdunkel@EventEvolution.com
    or visit www.documentstrategyforum.com.