PMA 2010 Report
For those who are interested; it seems that booking early is worthwhile for its attractive price reductions; PMA 2010 will not be held in Las Vegas but in Anaheim, California. Personally, I am not looking forward to be imprisoned in Disneyworld for a week. Las Vegas has far more going for it when it comes to photography and entertainment. Anyway; PMA 2010 will be held from 21 - 23 February in the Disneyworld convention center. This seems to be an interesting date, because traditionally many introductions take place around that time, which makes an event like PMA more exciting. We will wait and see what next year's PMA 2010 will bring us.
The day prior to the opening of the PMA 2009 Show is usually Sneak Peak day. Journalists can enroll for this small event, to get a Sneak Peak of several new products that will be presented at PMA 2009's show floor. This is not a big event; generally a few long rows of booths are put up, with a small representation of the brand. Additionally, it gives us the opportunity to make several appointments during or before PMA, and we're always happy to meet our friends and acquaintances again. All in all, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm-up for the annual PMA Imaging Convention and Trade Show 2009.
The beginning of a year always starts with several highly interesting events in which imaging plays a main role. The CES in Las Vegas has only just closed its doors, but there is much more coming up; in February there's the Mobile World Congress in which mobile imaging seems to gradually become more important, and in March it's the PMA 2009 show again in Las Vegas. These are hectic times in which all the manufacturers introduce their new series of DSLR cameras, compact cameras, phones, lenses and other accessories for the following season. The majority of the cameras are introduced in January & February, yet luckily the upcoming PMA show has more than enough to offer and will show several very interesting cameras.
Although the major part of the new cameras has been introduced long before the PMA 2007 started, it is always a pleasure to attend the PMA. Besides visiting the booths, we centre on numerous conversations with new and existing contacts and at the same time it is a joy to annually meet our colleagues. The location of this year's PMA was Las Vegas and not Orlando, to the mere delight of most of us. It remains the ideal mixture: entertainment and photography. And Las Vegas is one of the most suitable places to offer such an event. According to the information I received we will be able to visit the PMA on this very same location for the next few years and Orlando is left out for a while.
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