JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces 2014 PMA@CES will be held Jan. 7-10, 2014, at the 2014 International CES®.
“We are fewer than three weeks away from 2013 PMA@CES, but we are already hard at work on the following year’s event – and we are happy to say it will again be held at CES,” said PMA Executive Director Jim Esp. “Offering PMA@CES at the International CES makes it much easier for attendees and exhibitors to discover everything that’s happening in the world of photography and digital imaging in one place, at one time – without the expense and time commitment of two different shows. We are also happy to announce the DIMA, PSPA/SPAA and AIE Conferences will again immediately precede 2014 PMA@CES, on Jan. 5-6, 2014.”
PMA President Allen Showalter commented, “It’s great to be partnering with CES again in 2014. The joining together of these two events allows attendees to experience not only all the digital imaging and photography exhibits at both CES and PMA@CES, but also a huge array of other consumer electronics and technologies that are relevant to our industry. In addition to being able to interact with all the top companies and industry members at PMA@CES, there are plenty of opportunities at CES for our trade and supplier members to network with people in related industries, and find additional ways to increase their revenue streams.”
As is the case for 2013 PMA@CES, the 2014 PMA@CES event will be held at the LVH, an official venue of the International CES, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces The Big Photo Show, a not-to-be-missed event that will bring suppliers, retailers, labs and service providers together with consumers who are passionate about photography and videography.
The inaugural event will be held from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. on May 4-5, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present and demonstrate their products and services to the most valuable customers in the imaging industry – those whose purchases are driven by an unbridled enthusiasm for photography and videography.
Attendees will get the chance to try new products, discover tips and tricks from professional photographers, improve their skills, experience the latest photo and video innovations, learn about new imaging services, find communities of like-minded enthusiasts, and even bring their own images to be framed or restored onsite.
“The Big Photo Show is all about passionately promoting the growth of photography, videography and photo printing,” said Allen Showalter, president of PMA. “I could not be more excited about this event, and the opportunities it will bring to exhibitors, attendees and our membership.”
Companies interested in exhibiting or in sponsorship opportunities at The Big Photo Show can contact Jeff Frazine at email@example.com for more information.
From the CEA:
2013 International CES Registration Opens Today
Free Registration through August 31
Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today opens registration for the 2013 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, scheduled January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Registration for the 2013 International CES is free to consumer technology professionals through August 31. A registration fee of $100 will start on September 1, and the fee will increase to $200 on January 2. Attendees and media can register today at CESweb.org.
The International CES has room blocks at discounted rates, available for a limited time, at partner hotels throughout Las Vegas. It is important to make hotel reservations early to get the best rates.
The International CES attracts 150,000 of the top executives, retail buyers, content providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from 150 countries.
“Excitement and buzz is already starting to build for the 2013 International CES, which will be the most important global technology event of the year,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With new innovations in cloud computing, software and apps, digital health, lifestyle technologies and automotive technologies, the 2013 International CES is sure to feature the standout products and trends of 2013 across all major product categories.”
Press registration is always free. For media services, registration and credential criteria information, please visit CESweb.org/press. Additional information on the 2013 International CES can be found at CESweb.org, including hotel and airline information to assist attendees in making their CES travel plans.
From The Nielsen Photo Group:
The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced today that registration for its PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo -- October 24-27, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City -- is now open.
Read the full press release here (PDF).
View the seminar schedule here.
PMA@CES 2013 Registration and Housing Now Open at Early Bird Discount Rates
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces early member registration is now open for PMA@CES 2013, being held January 8-11, 2013, and the 2013 DIMA and PSPA /SPAA Conferences, on January 6-7. Members registering by September 1, 2012, pay just $249, a $50 discount off the normal $299 member fee, for an All-Conference pass and entry to both PMA@CES 2013 and the 2013 International CES.
In addition, a limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate at Bally’s Las Vegas, where the DIMA and PSPA/ SPAA Conferences will be held. Bally’s also offers easy access to the Las Vegas Monorail system for convenient transportation to the new home of PMA@CES – the LVH, formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton – as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center, home of CES International.
With PMA@CES, the biggest photography show is now part of the biggest consumer electronics event. Register now for PMA@CES and get access to the PMA@CES Exhibits, as well as hundreds of other exhibits at the 2013 International CES.
The 2013 DIMA Conference is the premier educational event for digital imaging professionals. Topics and tracks for the DIMA 2013 Conference include social media, retail strategy and marketing, photo publishing and custom photo products, professional tips and tricks, and all the new trends happening in photo.
The 2013 PSPA/SPAA Conference, which will be held together with DIMA 2013, is the premier educational event for school and sports photographers. Sessions will cover an array of professional photographic topics to help to grow your business and assure profitability. The conference also provides opportunities to network with your peers and learn from industry leaders.
PMA has re-issued their press release, correcting some date issues:
PMA announces PMA@CES 2013 will be held at LVH Jan. 8-11, 2013
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces PMA@CES 2013 will take place at the LVH, formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton. The 2013 International CES is scheduled for January 8-11.
The new location offers several opportunities for PMA’s exhibitors and attendees, including more trade show floor space and a dedicated hall in The Paradise Center at LVH. In addition, the Paradise Center is just a few quick steps from the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which means PMA@CES attendees will have fast, easy access to the those CES imaging exhibits located at the LVCC.
The LVH also has a monorail station, which provides convenient travel from hotels on the Strip to the new home of PMA@CES.
Heading into its second year, PMA@CES is the place for the best and most exciting exhibits of photo/imaging products and services. From capture to output, PMA@CES at the LVH is the place to be to learn about profitable products and services, reconnect with industry friends and establish vital new business connections.
Just prior to PMA@CES, the Digital Imaging Marketing Association™ (DIMA™), the Professional School Photographers Association International™ (PSPA™), and the Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA®), and will hold their annual conferences at the Bally’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., in Jan. 6-7, 2013.
More information on the 2013 International CES can be found at CESweb.org.
We are pleased to announce that CP+ 2012 (Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama) will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan during the period from February 9th (Thu) to 12th (Sun), 2012.
CP+ is the premiere source of photo imaging information from Japan, the epicenter of the camera and photo imaging industries, for consumers and businesses all over the world, featuring following events and seminars with English translator.
1. Keynote speech by the president of CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association based in Japan) representing camera manufacturing industry
2. Technological panel discussion for future trend by senior engineers
3. Latest technology seminar by 9 manufacturers, technology academy, etc
4. Delivery forecast of digital camera for 2012 essential for the digital camera industry
There will be executives from Overseas Friendship Partners, photokina, PMA and Salon de la photo.
For professional users, there will be symposiums to discuss about the capability of HD movies by single lens cameras as well as seminars to learn how to take movies with the latest information.
Last year CP+ 2011 was quite successful with approx. 50,000 visitors which was 20% increase against previous year. Journalists from various countries reported the world premiere information from among 45 World Premier Products from Yokohama to the world via a wide variety of media. CP+ is now taking its important role to transmit the latest information from Japan to the world.
Please come to join us at CP+ 2012 and meet the World Premiere Products waiting for you there. For details, please visit our web site below.
PDN Press Release:
PHOTOPLUS EXPO PROVIDES EXTENDED SHOW COVERAGE WITH PPE TV INTERNET BROADCAST
Video Interviews with Exhibitors, Photographers, and Other Newsmakers at PhotoPlus Expo Provides Highlights of Show via Internet Video Streams
Oct 25, 2011 - New York, NY: PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo announced it will broadcast interviews with exhibitors, photographers, and other newsmakers at PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC through PPE TV, a video streaming broadcast channel to highlight each day's events for trade show attendees and those unable to attend this year's show. PPE TV can be accessed via the Internet at www.photoplusexpo.com on Thursday and Friday, October 27th and 28th. Interviews will be conducted inside the PPE TV broadcast booth located on the WPPI NYC trade show floor in the North Hall of the Javits Convention Center as well as from exhibitor’s booths.
This year PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC includes more than 300 exhibitors and 115 seminars and special events. PPE TV provides attendees, and those unable to attend the show, unprecedented access to all the latest news, exhibitor interviews, and seminar speakers. The Nielsen Photo Group will lead a team of broadcast professionals including Adorama TV and RETV to provide video interviews with keynote speakers and on-site product reviews with leading manufacturers that can be seen online, at the viewer's convenience. Through PPE TV, PhotoPlus Expo gives attendees an opportunity to see everything they may have missed and also provides a great way for non-attendees to see the latest products, services, and trends in the photo industry.
"We realize that attendees may not have an opportunity to see everything they have on their wish list and created PPE TV as a way to capture many of the highlights at this year's show for viewing at their leisure," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director – PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo. "For those unable to be in New York this week, we hope that PPE TV gives them a good sense of the excitement at the show and a good look at the products and trends going on in the photo industry. With Adorama TV and RETV as our broadcast partners, we know that PPE TV will be a quality resource for photographers long after the show ends on Saturday."
The PPE TV broadcast team will be posting, tweeting and blogging their way through the showroom floor and conducting interviews from the PPE TV broadcast booth and around the expo. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the broadcast booth to see interviews as they happen.
WPPI has announced the Keynote and Seminar Schedule for WPPI NYC at PhotoPlus Expo.
PMA@CES: Where imaging technology meets technique
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations announced details of its compelling four-day educational line-up coinciding with the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, Nev. For the first time, photo-industry members can combine the famous Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) conference with the classic PMA education program, along with attending hundreds of PMA@CES exhibits.
“PMA@CES is shaping up to be the largest photo technology and education event ever,” says Ted Fox, executive director and CEO, PMA. “By partnering with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), PMA@CES offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore emerging technologies at the acres of exhibits, then enjoy industry-specific classes, seminars and networking opportunities.
“Hotels and flights will fill up fast, so retailers, photographers and lab owners – especially those who have not attended a past CES -- should register right away,” advises Fox. Since registration opened for PMA@CES, more than 4,000 trade registrations have already been received.
The DIMA program, Jan. 8-9, 2012, at Bally’s Las Vegas, features five tracks: “Professional Imaging,” “Retail Strategy,” “Social Media,” “Photo Publishing” and “IS&T Technology for Digital Photo Fulfillment.” DIMA is the unsung hero of the PMA experience, giving attendees exposure to cutting-edge concepts to help attendees market imaging products and services better, to build a stronger business base, to increase revenue and to become more efficient and profitable.
The 2012 DIMA conference, which requires a separate fee from the PMA educational program, includes a PMA@CES Exhibits Plus Pass, which allows access to exhibit show floor, keynote addresses, SuperSession and select conference sessions. The full program and registration information is available here.
The PMA@CES Conference takes place Jan. 10-12, 2012, at The Venetian, the hub for all things photo at CES. Two tracks – “Retail Strategy for the Photo Industry” and “Trends and Technology” – offer a clear picture of opportunities in photo and the future direction of digital imaging. These educational sessions are the perfect complement to the PMA@CES exhibits at The Venetian.
Because of the relationship with CEA, photo industry members will have access to dozens of different workshops, all designed to elevate their expertise in marketing, technology, social media and sales, as well as the renowned CES Keynotes.
There are thousands of PMA members who have never attended CES, the largest consumer electronics show, and PMA@CES offers a unique opportunity. The International CES typically draws more than 140,000 attendees each year and, with the Venetian serving as the PMA@CES hub, PMA photo retailers, imaging labs and professional photographers will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of both.
Canon USA has announced that it will be attending 2012 International CES.
CES 2012 will be held Tue, Jan 10 - Fri, Jan 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Free registration for this event ends August 31, 2011 (today).
PhotoPlus Expo 2011 announces keynotes and seminar schedule including full-day WPPI NYC wedding/portrait seminars on October 26.
From PDN PhotoPlus:
Nielsen Photo Group Announces Registration Now Open for PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2011
PhotoPlus Expo Welcomes WPPI NYC Highlighting Expanded Seminar Program, New Events and Bigger Expo
Aug 4, 2011 - New York, NY
The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced today that registration for its PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE 2011), is now open. Celebrating its 29th year of bringing photographers and image-makers together with infinite access to emerging technology, trends and talent, PPE 2011 is packed with opportunities to test drive new imaging tools, discover creative solutions, develop expertise and expand professional networks. NPG also announced that PhotoPlus Expo is welcoming the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo for the first time at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, which includes an entire seminar program and expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, called WPPI NYC.
Attendees can register online and will have complete access to both expos, PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC, where they can meet with representatives from the biggest brand names serving the photography industry and test drive new imaging tools. More than 115 educational seminars and hands-on labs are available for attendees to expand their expertise. PPE 2011 seminars and expo will be held Oct. 27-29. WPPI NYC seminars will be held Oct. 26, the day before the expo officially opens, and the WPPI NYC expo will be held Oct. 27-28, 2011.
PhotoPlus Expo registration is free through October 25. Attendees may also purchase a special PhotoPlus Gold Expo Pass, which offers tremendous value and provides exclusive VIP offers including a Gold Expo "swag bag" filled with a variety of premium items, priority admission to keynote sessions and special events, access to the Gold Expo Oasis, a private lounge area, and other exclusive privileges. Gold Expo Passes can be purchased in advance for $50 and at the show for $70. A One Day Conference Pass for admission to seminars on a single day and the expo for all three days can be purchased in advance for $175 and at the show for $210. A Full Conference Pass for admission to seminars and the expo on all three days can be purchased in advance for $475 and at the show for $510. To view the seminar schedule click here.
Attendees can register online for the WPPI NYC seminars and expo through October 25 for $99, which includes admission to a variety of seminars on October 26, 2011, the WPPI NYC Expo Oct. 27-28 and PhotoPlus Expo Oct. 27-29, 2011. The on-site registration fee is $150. To register click here.
"PPE has become the meeting place where photographers and other visual communications professionals can share their thoughts and ideas with peers, learn new trends and applications from the masters, and gain a unique perspective into the future of their craft," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director - PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo. "Adding WPPI NYC and its schedule of seminars really make the whole PPE experience an event that should not be missed by anyone in this industry."
“We are really excited to bring the enthusiasm and energy of WPPI to New York City,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI, and Publisher of Rangefinder. “Nielsen is adding the best of WPPI to an already exceptional PhotoPlus Expo to provide even greater excitement and more robust learning experience for attendees."
About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers. The show also offers over 115 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on labs taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), a division of Nielsen Photo Group, is an organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers. WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help member photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI routinely supplies its members with new benefits and valuable industry information enabling them to succeed in today’s active photo market business.
PMA News Release:
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The World Community of Imaging Associations today announced the preliminary program for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) conference, Jan. 8-9, 2012, at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Nev.
The DIMA 2012 program will be divided into four tracks, featuring these topics:
Retail Strategy Track
How to Host a Photo Safari
Online Opportunities for Independent Photo Retailers
Imaging Retail Store Start-up: Creating a Brand
Re-inventing the Brand of Successful Retail Imaging Stores
DIMA Marketing Ideas Exchange
Economies of small
Social Media Track
Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign
E-mail as a Social Media Tool
Social Media Boot Camp (Full-Day)
Photo Publishing Track
Photo Books Soup to Nuts
Transforming Your Business With Photo Publishing
Photo Make Believe
New business opportunities reach beyond the traditional direct to consumer market
Pro Imager Track
Building Successful Photography Communities and Events on the Web
Creating Stunning Video with Your DSLR
The DIMA conference program programming complements the PMA@CES 2012 conference programming, held Jan. 10-12, 2012, at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nev. More details on PMA@CES programming will be announced soon.
Early-bird registration is available to PMA members-only for just $299. Companies must join PMA, or renew their PMA membership, by Aug. 31 to be eligible for early bird member-only pricing.
After Aug. 31, DIMA Annual Convention Registration will be $399 for PMA members ($599 Non-member), including choice of all DIMA educational sessions at Bally's Las Vegas on Sunday and Monday, DIMA Vendor Reception, PMA Welcome Reception, Keynote Luncheon and also admission to the PMA conference sessions at the Venetian on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Registration also includes a 2012 International CES Exhibits Plus Pass, allowing access to PMA @CES, all exhibit areas and Tech Zones.
Major PMA events coming soon:
6Sight Mobile Imaging Summit, Malmö, Sweden, 15-17 Nov., 2011
PMA@CES Conferences, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 8-12, 2012
PPFA Convention, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2012
PSPA/SPAA Conferences, The Renaissance Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 18-19, 2012
For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.
PSPA/SPAA conference dates set for Feb. 18-19, 2012
School portrait and sports/event photographers return to Las Vegas following successful 2011 event
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations announces two member associations, the Professional School Photographers Association International™ (PSPA™) and the Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA®), will hold their annual meetings at the Renaissance Hotel Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., in February, 2012. The event begins Friday, Feb. 17, with a kick-off reception, and PSPA and SPAA programming will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, 2012.
Conference attendees can attend without charge the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) trade show, Feb. 20-23, 2012, at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev.
In 2011, nearly 560 attendees spent two full days attending sessions, luncheons, and receptions. The show also included a Vendor Reception, which many members cite as a highlight, says 2011-2012 PSPA President Bill Glover of Strawbridge Studios Inc.
"Overall, the response to the  show was overwhelmingly positive,” says Glover. “There were lots of familiar faces but also many new ones as well. I love the turnout we had, and the tracks were well-received.”
“PMA remains committed to these two important photographer groups,” says Ted Fox, executive director, PMA. “This arrangement allows PMA to continue to provide industry-specific educational and networking opportunities at this more convenient timeframe to these important industry segments.”
SPAA Committee members are enthusiastic as well with the announcement, heading into their 6th annual conference since joining as a member association of PMA.
"Those of us working in sports photography as a career are hungry for information and embrace the opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow industry colleagues," says Tom Hayes, Visual Image Photography Inc., Cedarburg, Wis., and chairperson, SPAA committee. “We are going to have a focused group of photographers and vendors meeting together, networking, and figuring out together how to make our respective businesses and industries prosper."
Canon UK has announced that its Pro Solutions 2011 show – a two-day event for photography, video, and broadcast professionals – will be held on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
Now in its third year, Pro Solutions has been designed to be the largest and most comprehensive consumer-focused exhibition of Canon’s imaging products where visitors can experience Canon’s complete workflow solutions, from image capture to output. Its aims are to educate and inspire visitors and to demonstrate to them how Canon technologies, and those of compatible products, can be used in their digital workflow to generate increased revenue and business.
The Pro Solutions 2011 show will be centred on extensive displays of Canon products, including professional DSLR cameras, L-series lenses, pro HD camcorders, large format and A3 inkjet printers, and broadcast lenses. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of professional workflow solutions, plus there will be a comprehensive schedule of free seminars given by Canon Ambassadors and renowned photographers and filmmakers from a wide spectrum of genres.
The convergence of stills and video technology will be an extremely important element of the show and visitors will be able to gain a greater understanding of how to develop and evolve their businesses in a rapidly changing market. As in previous years there will be a wide range of companies at the show who provide tailored products, services and solutions to professionals, and visitors will be able to ‘try and buy’ products at the show.
Susie Donaldson, Consumer Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: "We are delighted that the Pro Solutions show will return again in 2011. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors from last year’s show was very positive. Last year professional image makers used the show to get hands-on with the entire Canon professional range, and the information shared at the seminars and live demonstrations gave them a vital insight into how to maximise their business potential. Canon is proud of our unique proposition of image-capture to image-output, and the content for this year’s Pro Solutions Show 2011 looks set to be really exciting."
Entrance to Pro Solutions will be free for all those who pre-register online. The show opening times will be from 11am to 8pm on Tuesday 25 October and from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 26 October. To find out more details about the event and to pre-register for the Pro Solutions 2011 event just click here.
Photo District News (PDN) proudly announces that registration is now open for the first annual Outdoor Photo Expo, a 2-day event dedicated to the outdoor photography market including adventure, landscape, nature, outdoor sports, travel and wildlife.
Join us in beautiful Salt Lake City, Aug. 4-5, 2011 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center for an entertaining and informative experience including educational seminars taught by master photographers plus an Expo featuring some of the best brands and latest imaging technology and photo solutions. An Art Fair and networking events are also planned to maximize your experience, and the expo finale features a keynote presentation “Photo Power for Planet Earth” by internationally acclaimed outdoor and nature photographers Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe on Friday, Aug. 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a photographer looking to sharpen your professional skills or a photo enthusiast who wants to take better photos on your next outdoor adventure, the Outdoor Photo Expo is the place to be. For additional information about the expo and educational seminar schedule click here. To register to attend the Outdoor Photo Expo click here.
The Outdoor Photo Expo will be held in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer Expo, the world’s largest outdoor recreation expo featuring over 1000 brands supporting the active outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor Photo Expo attendees can visit the Outdoor Retailer Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
To complement the Outdoor Photo Expo, PDN is proudly hosting a 2-day HDSLR Video Workshop, sponsored by Sony, where photographers will learn to how get the most from their camera’s HD video capabilities and expand their skills. For more information on attending the HDSLR Video Workshop in Salt Lake City on Aug. 3-4, 2011, click here.
PDN's PhotoPlus Virtual Event will be held on Wed, Dec 8th.