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WEVA Announces Wedding & Event Video Expo 2007 Set For August 13-16
November 23, 2006

Sarasota, FL - Save the dates! “Wedding & Event Video Expo 2007, the WEVA 17th Annual International Convention & Trade Show for Professional Wedding & Event Videographers will be held August 13-16, 2007,” said WEVA International Chairman Roy Chapman who made the special announcement November 21st in Philadelphia, PA where he served as a video competition judge for the GPVA 3rd Annual Film Festival, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association.

Chapman announced that WEVA EXPO 2007, the wedding and event video industry’s biggest convention and trade show will be held at Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas located in the center of famous Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, NV, the “entertainment and convention capital of the USA.”

Open to both WEVA members and non-members (members receive discount admission), WEVA EXPO 2007 will officially kick off Monday night August 13, 2007 with a special (and complimentary) grand-opening dinner reception at “An Evening in Paris” in the glittering ballroom of the Paris Las Vegas hotel where the winning videos in WEVA’s upcoming 17th Annual Creative Excellence Awards Competition will be announced and screened. The spectacular roof-top pool of Paris Las Vegas, next to the glowing Eiffel Tower replica overlooking the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip will be the setting for the WEVA industry-wide networking party on Tuesday night August 14, 2007.

WEVA EXPO 2007's state-of-the-art conference sessions, and new technology exhibits slated for the two-day WEVA Trade Show (August 14-15) will be headquartered at Bally’s Las Vegas, which directly adjoins Paris.

“Over 70 cutting-edge technical and creativity Seminars, ‘Camera Clinics,’ New Equipment Demonstrations, product-specific Editing Workshops (Avid, Apple, Adobe, Canopus, Vegas, etc.), ‘Battle Of The Videographers’ new Web video developments, plus new Production Technique Workshops, Wedding Video Marketing Strategies and top Business Sales Boosters will be presented by leading wedding and event videographers from across the US and worldwide, and by other top industry experts,” said WEVA International’s Director of Educational Development John Zale.

Optional, Pre-Convention Workshops featuring hands-on edit system training and more, will be presented Monday afternoon before EXPO officially opens at 5:30 pm. Conference sessions will finish up by the 5:00 pm close of EXPO on Thursday August 16, 2007.

“For EXPO 2007, WEVA International is raising the bar once again, setting a new standard in higher education and professional development training for wedding and event videographers nationally and internationally that is unmatched and on the cutting-edge of new industry trends, techniques and technology,” said Dan Argenas WEVA’s Director of Association Communications.

“And, WEVA EXPO 2007 will be affordable for all videographers to attend. Guest room rates will be only $104 per night at Bally’s, and just $139 per night at Paris. Hotel operators will be accepting room reservations for WEVA EXPO 2007 in early January by toll-free numbers and online."

Argenas added, "A key reason EXPO is held in late summer is that it enables videographers to be best prepared for the biggest period of new wedding season bookings, which traditionally starts the first week in January. Videography has come such a long way since our first convention and trade show back in 1991. The EXPO has an enormous impact on videographers, and our industry at large, each and every year. WEVA EXPO 2007 will be an amazing, and groundbreaking, show that wedding and event videographers won’t want to miss!” Watch for more details online at www.weva.com or email: info@weva.com

About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International

The largest professional videographers association, WEVA International is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, and professional development training.

Membership also includes ongoing videographer accreditation, marketing tools, industry resources, and global networking at the annual WEVA Wedding & Event Video Expo the wedding & event video industry’s biggest convention and trade show. Members receive discount admission.

Join WEVA today online to access valuable association membership benefits, including new job opportunities. For more information about WEVA EXPO 2007 and all other benefits, including affordable Equipment and General Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Insurance, and the new Equipment Financing Program for videographers, contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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