PI Connect 2020 imaging conference 

Pro Imaging Connect, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, which will take place March 21-22, 2020, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas, has announced the first major speakers. The program, which  is put together by Gary Pageau, editor of the the photo/imaging networking group and news siteDead Pixels Societ, will feature leading people from the industry as well as analysts and new vendors.

“Pro Imaging Connect brings together executives from different segments of the photo/imaging industry to share ideas and to build relationships,” said Toren Prawdzik, Conference Organizer, and President, Photo EVO. “Digital technology is breaking down the barriers between the amateur photography, the professional photography and graphic arts markets. PI CONNECT unites these industry interests for the future.”

“The first Pro Imaging Connect was a good start to building a strong network among personalized photo companies, printers, and the graphic-arts world,” added Andrew Laffoon, founder, Mixbook. “I look forward to seeing it grow to a premier meeting place for our industry!”

Pro Imaging Connect, will kick off Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m., with a presentation by Alan Bullock, Associate Director, Keypoint Intelligence-
InfoTrends, will the educational program, “A Snapshot of the US Photo Printing & Imaging Market”; the session is sponsored by Mediaclip.

Speaking next will be leading international photo/imaging researcher, Don Franz, will explore how social media and the internet have driven photo/imaging sharing and output around the world in his presentation “The International World of Photo Imaging”. 

The evening program, the Future Imaging Symposium, will feature Don Carli, President and Co-founder, Nima Hunter Inc., speaking about “New standards for color and appearance management: Why you should care and what you need to know.”

Carli co-founded Nima Hunter Inc., a market insight consultancy founded in 1986 that conducts research in support of branding, positioning, product development, product marketing, competitive intelligence, market forecasting, business strategy and sales process improvement.
After two daysof executive-level education at Imaging Connect, attendees will havethe opportunity to enjoy two days of networking at the Pro Imaging Golf with the famous scramble golf tournament.

Registration for both events is currently underway, with conference-only registration of  $199. Until March 10, a nightly room at the Horseshoe Bay Resort is $267.74 per night, including conference registration. To attend both events, the registration package for Pro Imaging CONNECT, Pro Imaging Golf, nightly room, plus one round of golf per day at Horseshoe Bay Resort is $355.74 per night. There is a hard cut-off of March 10 for registration.

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