PhotoPlus Expo To Add Video Pavilion



Oct 9, 2009
In a sign of the increasing convergence of still and motion photography, the 2009 PhotoPlus Expo for the first time will include a special section devoted to video products. This year the Expo runs from October 22 to 24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. A press release follows.

PRESS RELEASE

PDN PhotoPlus Expo Adds Special Video Pavilion for 2009

New Video Pavilion to Support Converging Technologies and Exhibit Future Business Opportunities for Photographers

NEW YORK--PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, named “one of the top events in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business, will be adding a special Video Pavilion to this year's trade show. The new Video Pavilion offers manufacturers of video cameras, hardware, software and accessories an opportunity to showcase their products and services while providing trade show attendees with an inside look at the ever-changing landscape of the photographic industry and future business opportunities these converging industries present to photographers and videographers alike. Featured exhibitors are scheduled to include JVC Professional, Vimeo online video share site for pros and enthusiasts, and iDC Photo Video, manufacturer of video system accessories, and others.

“For the past 25 years, PDN PhotoPlus Expo has evolved to stay ahead of the changes and growing business applications in the photographic and visual communications industries,” explains Jeff McQuilkin, PDN PhotoPlus Expo Show Director. “The convergence of technologies in photography and video, along with new applications and business opportunities finds us evolving once again to include an exhibitor pavilion dedicated to video products. We anticipate tremendous interest among attendees and will continue to educate our audience about the future of photography through seminars, keynote presentations, and expert panel discussions,” McQuilkin added.

"Video continues to play an ever-increasing role in the lives of professional photographers and enthusiasts," says Lon Mass, vice president of sales and marketing, JVC Professional Video Products Division. "PhotoPlus Expo offers a great opportunity for JVC to showcase its products to a new audience that is ready to incorporate motion into their world of still images and help them build a new platform for sharing their vision with their clients and the world," Mr. Mass added.

"Vimeo is one of the highest quality video sharing sites, with a supportive community of professional content creators and video enthusiasts," says Dae Mellencamp, SVP and General Manager at Vimeo. "With the ongoing crossover of video and still photography, PhotoPlus Expo will allow us to reach a wider audience searching for high quality solutions in a community bound by excellence and passion for their craft."

"As a professional photographer and filmmaker, I understand how both mediums can work together and have used my experience in both areas to create interesting and creative options for my clients," says Bruce Dorn, a member of Canon's Explorer's of Light program, award-winning videographer and president of iDC Photo Video. "Beyond our photographic and video services, IDC Photo Video also manufactures camera and video accessories that offer solutions to creative professionals. Our ability to showcase our products at PhotoPlus Expo gives our product line access to a truly emerging market and positions us well with our target audience," adds Mr. Dorn.

The Video Pavilion at PhotoPlus Expo will be located on the trade show floor and give attendees of this year's show an opportunity to see the latest technologies available to help them incorporate video into their current client services. Cameras, accessories, online sharing, software, and other video system solutions will be on exhibit inside the Video Pavilion.

About JVC

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC U.S.A. is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)526-5308.

About Vimeo

Leading high quality video sharing site Vimeo is a vibrant, respectful community of users who showcase their creativity and individuality. The site features beautifully produced, video from its many talented content creators and video enthusiasts. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, this Mindspark™ company offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is listed as a Time Magazine Top 50 Website in 2009. Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. is a division of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

About iDC Photo Video

Intelligent Design Concepts (iDC) Photo Video produces intelligently designed products for discriminating still photographers and videographers worldwide. Bruce Dorn, Canon Explorer of Light, has developed a high quality line of specialty photo and video gear. Whether you are shooting stills or HDSLR video, the iDC Photo Video web store offers products to get the job done. From the company's "Run & Gun" Viewfinder and rod-less Follow-Focus Kit to its famous “Speedlite Slipper System," iDC Photo Video's unique tools will add a whole new dimension to your work. To learn more visit iDC Photo Video at http://www.idcphotovideo.com.

About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus showcases the latest advances in photography, both traditional and digital. Held annually at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers. The show also offers over 100 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.






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