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Newmarket International to Host
4th Annual User Conference
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NewmarketPLUS 2007 will feature insight from Newmarket executives,
industry analysts and leading hospitality companies

Portsmouth, NH - February 20, 2007 —  Newmarket International, Inc., the leader in sales and catering solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced that its 4th annual NewmarketPLUS 2007 User Conference will be held March 18-21 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®, a Loew’s Hotel. The event is aimed at empowering hospitality sales, catering, and event management professionals to connect, communicate and compete. This is a unique opportunity for hospitality professionals to network, learn about new product innovation, and hear about the best strategies to succeed in today’s highly competitive market. Record attendance is expected for this year’s user conference along with all new educational tracks and exciting content. 

Newmarket’s Chief Executive Officer, Sean O’Neill, will give a keynote session on the future direction of Newmarket and the biggest trends in the hospitality industry today. Shawn McGowan, Vice President of Product Development, will present on the innovative, breakthrough new product developments coming out in 2007. This year’s event will also feature two leading industry analysts and experts, giving conference attendees a chance to hear the results of their in-depth research and market analysis. 

  • Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS, is an internationally recognized expert on technology for the meetings and hospitality industries. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fast Company, and others. He was named for four consecutive years as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" by MeetingNews Magazine and Meeting Professionals International honored him as their 2002 International Supplier of the Year. 
  • John Bray is a senior strategist with PhocusWright, an independent travel, tourism and hospitality research firm specializing in consumer, business and competitive intelligence. Mr. Bray specializes in understanding and forecasting the positive disruptive power of technology in travel distribution, devising strategies for new market entry, marketing and sales improvement, IT planning, guest services and managed travel procurement, bringing over 17 years of industry experience to this role.
“We have designed this year’s conference to be the industry event for hospitality professionals to attend. The schedule is packed with educational sessions, networking opportunities and industry insight direct from our customers and analysts,” said Sean O’Neill, CEO at Newmarket International, Inc. “We truly want to give our customers the tools to win more business and this conference is the place to learn strategies for competing and growing in this dynamic hospitality industry.”

NewmarketPLUS 2007 includes educational sessions on the entire suite of solutions including, Delphi, Daylight, MeetingBroker, Delphi Diagrams, eProposal, DelphiSync, I-Server integration, and more. Attendees can select a variety of educational sessions to ensure maximum value from the conference. With over 50 unique educational sessions separated into six tracks, attendees are sure to gain valuable information and insights from this year’s conference. 

Other features for this year’s event include an expanded Partner Pavilion, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet with technology vendors and learn more about products and services that will enhance their customers’ experience and help win more business.  Additionally, there will be a Certified Delphi IT Professional course prior to the conference. This course begins on Sunday, March 18 and will provide Delphi IT users a clear understanding of how all the Delphi pieces fit together, outline the best way to maximize your integrations, provide troubleshooting tips, security guidelines, and information regarding the latest technologies available. 

For more information on the conference and to register for the event please visit http://plus.newmarketinc.com/2007/

About Newmarket International

Newmarket International, Inc. (www.newmarketinc.com) is the leader in delivering sales, group catering and banquet software solutions to the global hospitality and entertainment industries.  Newmarket International’s suite of business solutions can be found in hotels, casinos, restaurants, visitor bureaus, meeting arenas and convention centers throughout the world.  Newmarket International has over 70,000 users worldwide, with over 8,000 installations in 92 countries. Newmarket International is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with international offices in Barcelona, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

Newmarket is the registered trademarks of Newmarket International, Inc. 


 
 
Contact:

Traci Gere
Director of Marketing
Newmarket International, Inc
Tgere@newmarketinc.com
(603) 436-7500
Direct: (603) 427-5808: 
www.newmarketinc.com

Press Contact: 
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
Julie@softscribeinc.com
(404) 256-5512
www.softscribeinc.com

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