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PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: PPFA convention to move to Las Vegas in January


JACKSON, Mich. -- PMA International announces the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), a PMA member association, will move its annual convention to Las Vegas, Nev., in January 2012. The dates and location will be announced when details are final. The event, however, will not colocate with the [email protected] show announced today.

“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,” says Ken Link,CPF, Picture This & More, Alton, Ill., and president of the PPFA board of directors. “It promises to be another exciting and educational framing week in Vegas.”

“I’m excited the PPFA conference is heading back to Vegas in January,” says Mark Klostermeyer, MCPF, owner of Design Frames LLC, Falls Church, Va., and president-elect of PMA. “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,” he adds. “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.”

About PPFA
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, a PMA member association, 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, PPFA leads its members to discover, understand, and act on new business opportunities.

Major PMA events coming soon:

  • 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, June 20-22, 2011, San Jose, Calif.

  • PMA Australia 2011 Imaging and Entertainment Expo, June 24-26, 2011, Sydney, Australia

  • PMA Latin America Peru Expo 2011, August 3-4, 2011, Lima, Peru

  • [email protected], January 10-13, 2012, Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.

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 Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 18:12 EDT)

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