|WEVA Moves Next EXPO to 2014, Extends Agreement for Pro Workshops
August 09, 2013
Sarasota, FL - The next WEVA EXPO, the international convention and trade show for wedding and event film/video professionals, initially planned for the October 2013 timeframe, has been postponed until 2014. In the interim, WEVA has announced a newly-extended agreement with industry leader AbelCine for WEVA members that now enables expert system-training and professional development education continuously with reduced costs, at AbelCine headquarters in New York and their just-expanded facilities in Los Angeles.
WEVA EXPO has traditionally been our industry’s most cost-effective show for wedding and event professionals to attend from across the country. Primary factors cited in the postponement include the still sluggish economy, its toll on the discretionary income of professionals nationwide (travel, hotel, time-away), and investment uncertainty in rapidly evolving imaging and production technologies.
Recently, even long-standing trade shows presented by industry affiliates have not remained unaffected by the economy and industry disruptions. The photo industry’s major event, The PMA Show (avg. 16,000 attendees) was postponed in 2011 and collocated with CES in 2012. PDN’s Outdoor Photo Expo set for last August, anticipated rescheduling in 2013.
Market analysts, however, have begun touting positive changes for the economy by next year’s second quarter, with many of today’s newly-emerging digital technologies for filmmakers predicted to settle-in by NAB. WEVA is at work now on plans for the international convention and trade show in 2014 and looking forward to releasing show updates on WEVA.com along with sponsoring new professional development workshops throughout the year.
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