Xplor International, a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association representing organizations that develop and use the technology of the documents systems industry, announced that it will open a tri-state chapter in Atlanta for Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

The announcement was made by Keith Davidson, president and CEO, at the association’s conference and exhibit dealing with business transactions over the Web held here March 1-3.

Mr. Davidson also told GlobalFax during an interview at the Internet conference that Xplor will hold its 23rd Global Electronic Document Systems Conference and Exhibit in Atlanta in 2003.

The association has 26 chapters of which 14 are overseas. Xplor has provided state-of-the art document and printing information, forums, programs and services to the Electronic Document Systems community for 20 years.

It is based in Torrance, Calif., and is comprised of 2,900 organizations including Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University and many companies including American Express, AT&T, Eastman Kodak and Xerox.

John Allred, vice president of ComTec Inc. and a past chairman of the board for Xplor, is the association’s Atlanta representative. He may be reached by calling (404) 815-2050.

For more information about Xplor International’s membership, programs and services, call 1 (800) On Xplor or visit the Xplor Web site at http://www.xplor.org.

by Mark Pierson

Roger Scovil, chairman of the World Trade Center Atlanta’s executive committee, will speak on “taking your business overseas” at the center on Tuesday, March 23.  The event is to begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Call (404) 880-1556 for information.