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PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PMA 2010 colocation with PrintFest and Cross Media West Conference another example of engaging “all sectors of the photo imaging industry”

JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations will be colocating with thePrintFest Expo Pavilion and Cross Media West Conference at PMA 2010, February 21-23, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Southern California.

The PrintFest Pavilion will be open all three days of PMA 2010, while the Cross Media West Conference will be Monday, Feb. 22.

“PMA welcomes the Cross Media and PrintFest events to Anaheim,” says Ted Fox, PMA Executive Director and CEO. “This represents continued efforts by PMA to engage in all sectors of the photo imaging industry.”

PrintFest was launched in 2006 by Chris Jacobson, former owner and producer of Gutenberg Festival, to help printers and their customers evolve their businesses to take advantage of growing profitable niche markets. Through a partnership with DMA Southern California and its DM West Expo, PrintFest was the first event to bring printers and marketers together in 2008.

“In an effort to help our customers leverage their marketing spend, we identified the PMA 2010 show as a logical partner,” says Jacobson. “Several digital print solutions manufacturers, dealers, and distributors are already displaying equipment, supplies, systems, and services at the annual PMA show, which has the tagline, ‘The Ultimate Event for Everything Photo.’”

Cross Media West is a new, one-day conference focusing on the integration of multiple media, including electronic media and digital print, for marketing and advertising purposes. Topics and exhibits include variable data direct mail, variable data email, personalized URLs (PURLs), cross media marketing strategies, personalization, customization and targeting, measuring campaigns for effectiveness and return on investment (ROI), workflow, and web-to-print solutions.

PMA 2010 continues the long-standing association history of providing world-class speakers and high-caliber education with 150 educational sessions presented by 300 speakers. PMA 2010 exhibitors will demonstrate the widest array of technologies and services for capturing, outputting, and displaying photographic life moments.

PMA 2010 General Information

  • This will be the 86th annual PMA International Convention and Trade Show.

  • The PMA International Convention and Trade Show is the largest annual photo imaging trade show for the estimated $80 billion worldwide industry. It is open to business owners and executives in the photo imaging industry and to press and media representatives. It is not open to the public. PMA 2010 takes place Feb. 21-23, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., USA.

  • The convention will feature more than 300 speakers and chairpersons and will offer approximately 150 educational sessions covering topics such as digital imaging, employee training, business management, and sales and marketing. Select sessions are spoken in Spanish and German. Debuting features of this PMA convention include the Pro Photographer Business Boot Camp and the DIMA Brand Boot Camp.

  • Five allied imaging groups – the Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA®), theProfessional School Photographers Association International™ (PSPA™), theProfessional Picture Framers Association™ (PPFA®), the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA), and the Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA®) – hold their annual meetings and conference sessions in conjunction with the PMA convention. Colocating will be the PrintFest Expo Pavilion and Cross Media West Conference, an event for digital printers and direct marke
    ting firms.

Major PMA events coming soon:

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations
As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 85-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.

(First posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 19:11 EST)

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