PMA 2011 Show Rescheduled for January 2012

PMA 2011 Show Rescheduled for January 2012

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Woodbury, NY—The PMA 2011 trade show and convention, which was rebranded CliQ 2011 earlier this year by the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) and rescheduled for September 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been moved again. Now, the show will colocate at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as PMA@CES.

Rumors of the annual PMA event’s struggles have been common in the industry over the past few months, beginning with news that Canon had decided once again not to exhibit at the show. With anxious exhibitors awaiting the news of whether other major manufacturers, such as Nikon and Sony, would commit to the show, time appears to have run out on the photo-imaging industry’s only major trade show. According to one source, it appears that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan contributed to sealing the show’s fate as uncertainty has affected sales projections for the year.

PMA has now announced a partnership agreement with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of the International CES, to move the September 2011 PMA convention and trade show (CliQ 2011) to colocate at the 2012 International CES, scheduled for January 10-13 in Las Vegas. 

PMA@CES will offer industry-specific content and display products representing all aspects of digital imaging. PMA will also offer its well-known educational seminars, complementing and enhancing CES programming.

“PMA colocation with CES creates a great opportunity for our combined audiences to learn from each other, grow, and take full advantage of the integration and connectivity of personal content (in the form of digital photography) and home entertainment,” said Ted Fox, executive director, PMA. “This convergence will expand with continued enhancements to cameraphones and tablets.”

“This collaboration will significantly enhance the 2012 International CES digital imaging product offerings for our retail and other audiences,” added Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Technology is speeding the rapid convergence of digital photography and home entertainment systems. The breadth and scope of digital imaging product offerings that PMA will now bring to CES will complement and further expand the extensive growth of CES in this product category.”

According to Fox, “Our agreement [with CES] is an excellent example of two trade associations coming together to constructively and proactively address challenges and provide new opportunities.” 

PMA@CES will be located at the Sands/Venetian and will be sponsored by PMA. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Melissa Aldrich or Jeff Frazine at 800-762-9287 or +1-517-788-8100 (internationally). They also can be reached by email at maldrich@pmai.org or jfrazine@pmai.org.

 

 

 

 

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