Jun Haraguchi, Konica Minolta's President & CEO, to Speak at 2006 ON DEMAND Conference & EXPO

Haraguchi to Present "How to Effectively Enter New Markets" on Wednesday, May 17th, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Room 201


Haraguchi to Present "How to Effectively Enter New Markets"
on Wednesday, May 17th, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Room 201

RAMSEY, N.J. - April 20, 2006 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Jun Haraguchi, president and CEO, will be a featured speaker at this year's ON DEMAND Conference & Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  As part of the event's Industry Forum sessions, Haraguchi will discuss "How to Effectively Enter New Markets," on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., in Room 201.

As part of his presentation, Haraguchi will talk about why and how Konica Minolta entered the production print market, and the success the company has experienced in both the color and B&W production print sectors.  In addition, he will provide insight on future growth opportunities, trends and the direction of print on demand.  He will also highlight the next generation of Konica Minolta's bizhub PRO™ products and solutions.

"The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the premier industry event for the print on demand market.  I welcome the opportunity to share my experiences with respect to how Konica Minolta aggressively approached our entrance into the market with the launch of the award-winning bizhub PRO 8050 and the rapid success that we have achieved," said Jun Haraguchi, president and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "We highly value the ever-growing print on demand market.  I look forward to offering insight into the future of this industry and discussing how to strategically pursue new market opportunities."

Konica Minolta ON DEMAND Events
On Wednesday, May 17th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Konica Minolta will be hosting a press conference to announce its new 65 page-per-minute (ppm), full-color bizhub PRO C6500, featuring the next generation of Simitri® Polymerized Toner — Simitri-HD (High Definition) — as well as its new Perfect Binder System for the bizhub PRO 1050, a 300-sheet, 600-page in-line binding finishing option.  Konica Minolta will also discuss its latest strategic partnerships with IBM and eCopy, as well its latest advances with respect to its bizhub OP open platform, including bizhub Open API.

On Tuesday, May 16th, at 2:00 p.m., Konica Minolta customer, Ed Cahill, president of Cahill Printing, will be participating in an end user session entitled, "Shifting the Balance: Light Production Devices."  A Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1050 and bizhub PRO 8050 user, Cahill will discuss the impact of these B&W and color "light production" devices on his business.  Cahill will talk about how he supplemented his fleet of offset printing presses with the most advanced, print on demand color and B&W digital imaging systems, and how their addition immediately opened new doors for Cahill Printing, allowing them to service smaller production print jobs and offer new, faster and more cost-effective services to existing customers. 

About the ON DEMAND Conference & Expo
The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, which encompasses all the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content.  It's more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.

For more information about ON DEMAND, or to register for the show, please visit http://www.ondemand.com.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub™ brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution. From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective. Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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