PPFA Convention Moves to Vegas in January 2012

PPFA Convention Moves to Vegas in January 2012


Jackson, MI—PMA International announced that the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), a PMA member association, will move its annual convention to Las Vegas, Nevada, in January 2012. The dates and location will be announced when details are final. The event, however, will not colocate with the PMA@CES show announced earlier this week.

“I’m thrilled we are able to move the PPFA conference, International Framing Competition, and certification programs back to Las Vegas at the end of January,” said Ken Link, CPF, of Picture This & More, Alton, Illinois, and president of the PPFA board of directors. “It promises to be another exciting and educational framing week in Vegas.”

Mark Klostermeyer, MCPF, owner of Design Frames of Falls Church, Virginia, and president-elect of PMA, added: “I’m excited the PPFA conference is heading back to Vegas in January. It’s a location and time that is convenient to a large portion of our membership and takes place after the busy holiday season. It will be a place where retailers and suppliers can gather—sharing new ideas and building networks that enable our businesses to grow.

“The convention is always filled with fresh ideas and creativity—from leadership events to certification programs and the International Framing Competition. But most important is the opportunity to get back together with industry friends and colleagues, enjoying our time together while celebrating the talents of our profession,” Klostermeyer added. “And January is the perfect time to get away from the shop after the busy holiday season, relax a bit in a terrific resort city, and recharge your creative mind as you soak up all the new ideas the people in our industry have to offer.”

Serving the art and framing community worldwide, the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) encourages artisans to hone the time-honored skill of custom framing. As the professional trade association for the custom framing industry, PPFA connects frame shops, art galleries and suppliers to a network of knowledge and support. PPFA builds on its 37-year history of establishing best practices for framing and providing programs and services essential for entrepreneurial success. Through education, certification, business services, industry research and events, the association leads its members to discover, understand and act on new business opportunities. pmai.org/ppfa