Events Kick-Off Annual Photo Expo by Recognizing Excellence
in Product Design & Innovation and Taking First Look at New Products
NEW YORK (September 21, 2016) — Honoring the most innovative products from the past year and providing a sneak peek at future innovations is how PhotoPlus will kick-off its annual expo at the Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday, October 19. From 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., all registered attendees can see the newest imaging and video technology at the annual Test Drive Product Preview + Networking event. Immediately after Test Drive, attendees will enjoy an open cocktail reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by the second annual Lucie Technical Awards, which honors the most innovative products from the past year, as well as innovators who have shaped the photo industry, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
“We are very excited to kick-off this year’s PhotoPlus Expo by presenting two events, one that offers a preview of future technologies while the other honors the most innovative products and industry influencers from the past year,” explains Lauren Wendle, Vice President and Group Publisher of Photo+. “Test Drive gives exhibitors an opportunity to unveil their newest imaging solutions to hundreds of photographers the night before the show opens. The Lucie Technical award is one of the industry’s highest honors, recognizing excellence in product design and individual contributions in photography — it is an appropriate start for PhotoPlus Expo, a show that is dedicated to creativity, innovation and education.”
During Test Drive, attendees will be able to see the latest photography gear and explore the newest software solutions and photographic services from dozens of PhotoPlus exhibitors before the Expo officially opens.
The second annual Lucie Technical Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, honors both large and small companies, as well as those individuals who have advanced the photographic industry over the past year. Awards will acknowledge advancements in several technologies including cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories, printers, software, and more. In addition, The Lucie Technical Awards will be presented to individuals who have had the greatest influence and impact in the photographic industry over the past year.
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.
PDN International Conference + Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 50 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).