Pitney Bowes Sponsors 2010 World Innovation Forum
Live & Virtual Forum Attendees to Vote for Literacy Organization to Receive Company Charitable Donation
STAMFORD, Conn., June 01, 2010 - Further commemorating its 90th year of innovation, Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced its renewed sponsorship of HSM’s annual World Innovation Forum (WIF). The interactive forum will be held June 8-9 at the Nokia Theater in New York City, and will feature presentations by some of the world’s foremost thought leaders in the field of innovation.
For the second year in a row, Pitney Bowes is sponsoring the official WIF Bloggers Hub, where more than thirty innovation-focused bloggers will be covering the event live, sharing the action, news and their insights from WIF to the global web audience. Several of Pitney Bowes’s innovation experts, including Tom Foth, senior fellow, and Bernie Gracy, vice president of strategy and new business development, will be live blogging and tweeting from the event on the Pitney Bowes Innovation web site.
Committed to fostering a culture of innovation with its customers, partners, employees, and communities, Pitney Bowes also announced today that it is extending its commitment to literacy and education by marking its 90th anniversary with a $9,000 donation to one of three non-profit organizations: buildOn, FIRST, and the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). WIF attendees, as well as remote participants via social media networks, can learn more about these organizations and vote for the organization to receive the $9,000 gift by June 9th at 10 a.m. EDT at www.pbinnovation.com.
“We are excited to share our 90th anniversary celebrations with the World Innovation Forum community, and to recognize these literacy organizations whose missions foster student innovation and empower young people to make a difference,” said chief marketing and communications officer, Juanita T. James. “Just as Pitney Bowes helps enable organizations link their physical and online communication channels in powerful ways, we’re excited to help link the physical and online World Innovation Forum communities, and to help make a difference with our donation for young innovators.”
James will announce the winning organization to receive the Pitney Bowes contribution at the World Innovation Forum on June 9th at 11 a.m. EDT. The Twitter community can use the #WIF10 hashtag to follow the forum and voting tweets.
About Pitney Bowes:
Celebrating its 90th year of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business. Pitney Bowes is a $5.6 billion company and employs 33,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com