By Tristin Vaccaro
Live product demos, access to revolutionary photography products, and countless networking opportunities can all be found in one place at Imaging USA 2017: The Imaging Expo! This three-day tradeshow is one of the largest gatherings of pro-photographers and exhibitors alike in the world! With over 600 booths to explore, your newest photographic discovery will be right at your fingertips!
See industry leaders, such as Canon, Adobe, and Kodak Alaris, show off their newest products. Mingle with your fellow photographers while you learn about 2017 photography trends. You'll even see and be able to test some drones! Continue your walk through the International Photographic Competition (IPC) exhibit, where you can find the best of the best photographs from 2016 on display, handpicked by judges and entered into our prestigious Loan Collection. If you're interested in entering the Competition in 2017, definitely check out the IPC merit café. Here, you'll find various seminars lead by experienced speakers, get a first look at the new 2017 IPC rules, and you'll even have the opportunity to get one-on-one advice from official IPC jurors about how to improve your photos for the Competition. These sessions are free to all and available on a first-come, first served basis, so sign up today!
And whether or not you already are a PPA member, we would also love to meet you in person! At the PPA booth you'll be able to speak with our customer service agents who are happy to answer any membership-related questions you might have or even help you understand how to get the most out of PPA membership. And if you aren't with PPA yet, Imaging USA is the perfect time to join! Prizes and a gift valued at $100 or more will be given to each new member! Make sure you stop by PPA's Booth #625!
These are just a few reasons you won't want to miss the Expo! Imaging USA will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The Expo is open to all Imaging USA All-Access pass holders beginning on January 8, but if you can't attend the entire convention, Expo-Only passes are available for only $35 and are valid all three days:
Sunday, Jan. 8, 11:30am - 5:00pm
Monday, Jan. 9, 11:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 11:30am - 3:30pm
To get the full list of registered exhibitors and the tradeshow floor plan, visit ImagingUSA.org/Imaging-Expo. And before you go, download the Imaging USA mobile app that offers this information and tons more! With just a few clicks, you can even create your own custom Expo plan of attack. You'll know just where your favorite exhibitors will be and how to get there, saving you valuable time and effort.