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PMA 2011 (a.k.a. CliQ 2011) photo trade show moves to 2012 CES  
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | by Eamon Hickey
In the press release reprinted below, the Photo Marketing Association International has announced that its annual PMA International Convention and Trade Show (recently re-branded CliQ 2011), one of the largest photography trade shows in the world, has been rescheduled. 

Instead of occurring in September 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, USA, as originally planned, it will take place concurrent ("colocated") with the Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) in January 2012 in Las Vegas. 

The show's sponsors offer no concrete reason for the change. But a report published by Dealerscope discusses possible factors, including disruptions caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the fact that several major manufacturers, including Canon and Nikon, were not planning to attend CliQ 2011. 

More information is in the press release.

Press Release

PMA and CES announce colocation at 2012 International CES 

JACKSON, Mich. – The  Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) today announced a partnership agreement with the  Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of the International CES, to move the September 2011  PMA International Convention and Trade Show (aka  CliQ 2011) to colocate at the  2012 International CES, scheduled for January 10-13 in Las Vegas. 
PMA@CES will offer industry-specific content and display products representing all aspects of digital imaging. PMA will also offer its well-known educational seminars, complementing and enhancing CES programming. 

“PMA colocation with CES creates a great opportunity for our combined audiences to learn from each other, grow, and take full advantage of the integration and connectivity of personal content (in the form of digital photography) and home entertainment,” notes  Ted Fox, executive director, PMA. “This convergence will expand with continued enhancements to camera phones and tablets.” 

“This collaboration will significantly enhance the 2012 International CES digital imaging product offerings for our retail and other audiences,” says  Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Technology is speeding the rapid convergence of digital photography and home entertainment systems. The breadth and scope of digital imaging product offerings that PMA will now bring to CES will complement and further expand the extensive growth of CES in this product category.” 

According to Fox, “Our agreement [with CES] is an excellent example of two trade associations coming together to constructively and proactively address challenges and provide new opportunities.” 

PMA@CES will be located at the Sands/Venetian and will be sponsored by PMA. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact  Melissa Aldrich or  Jeff Frazine at 800-762-9287 or +1-517-788-8100 (internationally). They also can be reached by email at maldrich@pmai.org orjfrazine@pmai.org

About PMA International 
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 86-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. 

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