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For Release 9 a.m. EST
September 16, 2004

Future Image Announces Agreement with CTIA

CTIA to be Association Sponsor of Mobile Imaging Summit

SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 16, 2004 -- Future Image Inc, producers of the acclaimed Mobile Imaging Summit executive conferences, announced today that CTIA – The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association – will be the Association Sponsor of the Mobile Imaging Summit North America 2004, to be held in Monterey, California, on October 28-29. CTIA joins other notable Mobile Imaging Summit sponsors, which to date include Adobe Systems, Agfa, Digimarc, DxO Labs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LightSurf, Motorola, Nokia, PhoTags, PixelMagic, Silverwire and Sprint. Future Image will also have a significant presence at the CTIA WIRELESS 2005 event, the specifics of which will be made public soon.

“We are pleased to be working with Future Image, an organization that clearly has its fingers on the pulse of this convergence of telecommunications and imaging technologies, as exhibited by their highly successful Mobile Imaging Summit conferences, and their exceptional record forecasting industry developments,” said Robert B. Mesirow, CTIA Vice President of Operations. “We look forward to having them bring their mobile imaging expertise to our CTIA WIRELESS 2005 conference attendees.”

“CTIA is the preeminent wireless association and we are proud to have been selected by them to participate in their CTIA WIRELESS 2005 conference,” said Alexis Gerard, president of Future Image. “Their participation in our Mobile Imaging Summit in Monterey as our Association Sponsor lends a great deal of validation to the significant role that wireless technology is now playing in the imaging world. In fact, we have forecast that by 2005 camera-phones will outsell all other cameras excluding single-use devices.”

The Mobile Imaging Summit Monterey 04 is the third in a series of conferences, hosted jointly by Future Image and the I3A (the International Imaging Industry Association), which have the unique distinction of drawing senior executives from all three industries whose convergence is shaping the global camera-phone phenomenon -- imaging, telecommunications, and information technology – making the Summit “a unique melting pot for the new Mobile Imaging industries (Holger May, Agfa).”  The outstanding success of the two previous Summits, held in Monterey in November, 2003 and Amsterdam in June, 2004, has established the event as the indispensable venue for companies interested in participating in the dynamic business opportunities -- in infrastructure, devices, media and content –stemming from the explosive growth of worldwide camera-phone sales.  Attendance is by invitation, limited to 130 senior executives (CEO, CTO, CMO, VP, Director and GM) in order to maintain the higher echelon networking and interactive environment that is so valued by attendees.

Information on the venue and program as well as a PDF of the event brochure are available at, where updates on sessions and speakers will also be published on a regular basis.  Executives interested in receiving an invitation to attend should contact Conference Director Joseph Byrd, [email protected].

About Future Image
Future Image Inc. is the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and business, with primary emphasis on Mobile Imaging. It publishes two continuous information services, the Future Image Executive Information Service, and the Future Image Mobile Imaging Report (, as well as research studies on the impact of emerging imaging-focused technologies or business trends in three categories: Infrastructure, Appliances, and Services. Recent topics include: Print capabilities of Camera-Phones, Adoption of Consumer Kiosks and Print Services, and the Convergence of Still and Video Capture Devices. Future Image is the official information and research partner of the International Imaging Association (I3A), and the Managing Partner of the Visual Communication initiative, supported by Adobe Systems, Eastman Kodak, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LightSurf, Microsoft, Nikon and Sprint. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Mateo (CA).

Future Image’s limited-attendance executive conferences for decision makers are carefully designed across content, venue and amenities to maximize opportunities for participants to identify areas of mutual business advantage, and to make the high-level connections necessary for market leadership and competitive advantage. Sessions are conducted in an interactive format that promotes exchanges among participants both onstage and off. The world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is reserved in its entirety for a private dinner reception for attendees of the Monterey 2004 Summit. For more information please see

Mobile Imaging Report & Future Image Report
Attendees at the Mobile Imaging Summit conferences receive free subscriptions to the MIR and EIS continuous information services from Future Image to keep them abreast of industry developments between conferences. The MIR service provides a weekly collection of news stories and analysis, a database of over 3,500 archived stories, six in-depth reports each year on key issues in the industry, and private consultation with MIR's editor and lead analyst, Tony Henning.  For more information please visit or email [email protected].

CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2004 is the fastest growing wireless Internet and mobile data show in the industry. This year, it will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco, California, from October 25-27. Register now to network with industry leaders, regulators, technologists, media and analysts at the one place that draws the best of wireless - CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2004. For more information, including registration, travel, housing and session details, please visit our Web site at


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Press Contacts:

Future Image
520 South El Camino, Suite 206A
San Mateo CA 94402
V: +1-650.579.0493
F: +1-650.579.0566

Joe Byrd
[email protected] 

European Press Contact:

Anja D’Hondt
[email protected] 
V: +32 (2) 454 85 50
F: +32 (2) 454 85 59



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