Free, Hands-On Workshops Are Designed for Professionals Developing or Operating in Managed Print and Professional Services

IRVINE , CA   ( Apr 19, 2010 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching an entirely new series of interactive hands-on workshops designed to provide office technology dealers with structure, product knowledge, and tools to help them succeed in selling and implementing Managed Print and Professional Services. The first-ever seminar series of its kind offered by Toshiba, LEAD 2010, is a free two-day conference that will be held at four convenient locations nationwide this summer, including Washington, D.C. (June 15-16), Dallas (June 22-23), Irvine, Calif. (July 14 and 15), and Chicago (July 19 and 20).

The conference has been designed for three professional tracks including: sales, service and consulting. Anyone who is implementing or merely beginning to develop a Managed Print Services (MPS) program is encouraged to attend. Participation in the seminars is free and there is no limit to the number of people per dealership who can attend. Speakers will include MPS experts from Toshiba, HP, Lexmark and Strategy Development. There also will be a networking reception on the first night of each city's conference.

"Since Toshiba developed the first MPS program seven years ago, global economics and the industry have experienced dramatic changes. As a result, the demand for Managed Print Services has skyrocketed and what was once a program experiencing gradual dealer adoption has quickly become an integral and necessary element of their business," said Bill Melo, vice president, Marketing and Enterprise Services and Solutions, TABS.  "As one of the MPS pioneers, our goal is to help our dealer professionals learn everything from best practices for building a sales team, to performing Encompass Security Vulnerability Assessments and addressing customer security needs, to addressing each customer's unique sustainability requirements and delivering an accurate Encompass Green Report identifying opportunities for reducing a company's carbon footprint and saving costs."

LEAD 2010 Registration

LEAD 2010 will include speaker presentations as well as activities with problem solving and role playing. There is no cost to register and no limit to the number of people per dealership who can attend. For more information or to register for LEAD 2010, please go to

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment  company in the world. TABS manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States. 

 Named the most favored manufacturer ten times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. For more information on Toshiba products, programs, solutions and services, please visit