Questex to Recognize Transforming Businesses With Annual Award

Nomination Period Begins Today With Presentation to Be Made at On Demand 2011, March 23 in Washington, DC

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - Questex Media, producers of the On Demand 2011 Exposition and the Publishing Xchange Conference, today announced the development of an annual award that will honor innovative firms in the commercial printing, publishing, in-plant, and digital communications services markets. The award recognizes firms that have recently transformed their businesses to better serve their customers, the industry, their community, or their corporate interests.

Questex is asking industry vendors, associations, writers, and service providers to nominate companies online until February 18th at:

A panel of eight renowned industry judges has been established to independently score each nomination. The 2011 Business Transformation Award will be presented on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 5:00 pm in conjunction with the Transform! 2011 Conference.

Frank Romano Quote

"Successful printers are transforming their business. They are applying the Internet and digital printing in all forms and expanding into new value-added services," notes Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus, RIT. "It is more than just machines and software -- it is a re-invention of the printing business for the 21st century. The Business Transformation Award recognizes those enterprises who are creating the future of the graphic communication industry."

Award Judging Criteria

The core objective is to honor and promote businesses that have transformed through expansion, acquisition, or intellectual business strategy. Or have transformed their segment or industry through technological application. The judging will not be extended to industry software or hardware vendors. The basis for judging will focus upon:

  • The originality of the transformation;
  • The positive change in the success of the business;
  • Impact of the transformation on the business' customers;
  • How the transformation impacts future development;
  • How their business transformation impacted their local community at large.

Industry Transformation

For corporate leaders, the transformation of a business entity is inevitable. Market requirements are constantly evolving, usually in lock-step with technological advancements. Firms that resist change are often the first to fall to the wayside, and overtaken by their competition. But the transformation process is usually an industry secret, only really recognized many years later in the wake of new market revolutions.

Questex, in co-operation with the Transform! 2011 conference, aims to recognize industry innovators and leaders that have recently taken the steps to transform their businesses. This recognition will not only bring widespread understanding of the value of transformation, but industry wide attention to the outstanding leadership and management skills of the executive management teams from the award winners. This recognition is also extremely valuable to marketing departments seeking further evidence to differentiate their innovative companies in the marketplace.

About Questex Media Group

Questex Media Group LLC is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. Questex serves several industries including technology, telecommunications, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, landscape design, building services, and natural resources through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services.

The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks, and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit

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