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PRESS RELEASE: PMA, AIE and Future Image announce agreement to host 6Sight '07
JACKSON, Mich. - PMA?, a professional trade association for the photo industry, AIE?, a PMA member association for imaging executives, and Future Image Inc., the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and business, announce the finalization of their partnership to host the 6Sight? Future of Imaging executive conference. The next conference will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif., on November 8-9. A webcast conversation between Ted Fox, executive director of PMA, and Alexis Gerard, president of Future Image and chair of the newly formed 6Sight Conferences LLC, is available at http://www.6sight.com/audio/ted_alexis.mp3
"We are pleased to have such a world leader as PMA join us in our efforts to advance the future of imaging by bringing the international thought leaders together in one place to explore the communication opportunities afforded us by the explosion in imaging technologies and services," said Gerard. "PMA and Future Image share a core belief in the fundamental importance and value of imaging and in the fact that this industry has a great economic future. By working together as partners, we combine PMA's unrivaled breadth and depth in the imaging industry, as well as its marketing and event operations expertise, with Future Image's effectiveness at anticipating the next waves in imaging technology and user behavior, which will make a much more exciting and rewarding conference series."
"PMA has a long history of working with Future Image to help its member companies plan for the future of imaging," said Fox. "The inaugural DIMA? Conference in 1996 was chaired by Alexis Gerard, who also developed the program and content. PMA has also been an Association Sponsor of Future Image's 6Sight and Mobile Imaging Summit conferences since their inception. Now, through our leadership arm, AIE, we want to extend our relationship by investing in the 6Sight conferences and deepen our commitment to this highly respected series of executive conferences."
About 6Sight® The Future of Imaging
6Sight® The Future of Imaging is an executive-level conference that explores the transformative impact of recent and forthcoming imaging technologies on businesses, homes, and communities. Technologists, marketers, futurists, artists, educators, high-volume users and members of the media come together annually to preview breakthrough technologies, envision innovative uses, and spark new ideas and alliances that promote the interests of the participating companies and the industry as a whole. The program emphasizes interactivity, rich media presentations and high-level connections among participants. 6Sight was created by Future Image Inc., an independent center of expertise on imaging technology and publisher of The Future Image Report, and is co-produced with the Association of Imaging Executives® (AIE®), a PMA® member association of photo imaging leaders who shape the strategic growth of the global imaging industry.
(First posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 14:21 EDT)