PMA 09 exhibitors to showcase latest and greatest in photo imaging products/services

It is that time of year again.
The photo imaging industry’s annual showcase of technology and innovation kicks off March 3, 2009, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Las Vegas, Nev. The PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show, with an expected count of approximately 500 exhibitors, features the major brands in consumer digital photography, including Canon, Nikon, HP, Kodak, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, JVC, Sony, Samsung, and many more.

New products are highlighted at several points during the show. Kicking off the show is the imaging industry’s premier media event, PMA 09 Sneak Peek, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m., at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Sneak Peek provides the photo imaging trade/consumer press the chance to meet with PMA exhibitors to discuss the newest products, cutting-edge technologies, and services in tabletop presentations.

Also surrounding PMA 09 will be the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards, announced at Sneak Peek, featuring new products judged by the photo industry’s best editors.

There will be the DIMA Photo Book Showcase, now in its second year, which displays the widest variety of photo book creation software, systems, and output options. It will present all aspects of photo book production for attendees of PMA 09 to evaluate side-by-side

The DIMA Printer Shoot-Out will have its panel of judges vote on entries prior to PMA 09, and winners will be announced at a press conference on March 3, prior to the opening of PMA 09. The qualitative criteria used in judging the prints is based on neutral gray balance reproduction, saturation, shadow detail and quality, overall tonality and detail, highlights and spectacular highlights, flesh tones, hue shift, and text.

The DIMA Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out allows industry members to evaluate photo kiosk systems, side-by-side, on a level playing field. This event allows businesses looking to deploy photo kiosks into the marketplace an opportunity to “test drive” various systems in various configurations.

Major PMA events coming soon:

* PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show, March 3-5, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* DIMA Annual Conference, March 1-4, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* PIEA Education Conference, March 1-4, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* PSPA Annual Conference, March 2-4, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* SPAA Annual Conference, March 2-4, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* PPFA Annual Conference, March 3-5, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* PSRO Annual Conference, March 3-5, 2009, Las Vegas, Nev.
* PMA Australia 2009 Imaging Technology Show, June 26-28, 2009, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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 its members in 100-plus countries is part of an 84-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs and business services, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a nonprofit organization, any success enjoyed by PMA in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, allowing PMA to provide continual services and activities for members. http://www.pmai.org/

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