North America’s Largest Photography Show Expands Overall Size with 100,000 Square Feet of Exhibit, Conference and Special Event Space Including 250 Exhibitors and 75 First-Time Exhibitors
NEW YORK – December 10, 2015 –Emerald Expositions, Inc. announced today that its 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo welcomed more than 21,000 attendees from 67 countries and all 50 U.S. States. This year’s show also recorded the largest number of exhibitors in the past five years with 250, including 75 participating for the first time. The strong showing of attendees and new exhibitors is evidence that PhotoPlus Expo, and the photo industry in general, continues to attract a large number of professionals and manufacturers extending beyond the boundaries of traditional photography. Attendees this year included professional and advanced amateur photographers and filmmakers, college students and educators, all with the same goals in mind – to learn the latest in imaging techniques, business initiatives and opportunities from the world’s foremost authorities on photography, and to see the latest imaging technologies from leading manufacturers in the photo industry and beyond.
PhotoPlus Expo lived up to its reputation as the “largest photography classroom in North America,” as this year’s show included 100 new classes and seminars led by 140 world class educators, photographers and business professionals. In addition to this, 16 Photo Walks provided a variety of hands-on shooting opportunities in nearly every genre of photography, and (157) attendees had their existing portfolios reviewed by art directors, picture editors and art buyers through the annual Portfolio Review program co-hosted by the Palm Springs Photo Festival.
“We are very pleased with this year’s attendance as well as the increase in exhibitors, especially the addition of 75 exhibitors who demonstrated their products at PhotoPlus Expo for the first time ever,” says Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo+ group. “Our lineup of new and extensive seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes represents our continued commitment to education and is the cornerstone of what attendees come to expect from this show.”
Other manufacturers participating in this year’s PhotoPlus Expo included Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Sony, Olympus and Epson, to name a few.
For those looking to mark their calendars for next year, PhotoPlus Conference & Expo will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 19 to 22, 2016.
For post-show highlights, photos and videos from this year’s show join the official PhotoPlus Facebook page.
About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.
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