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Bally’s Close to Sell-Out for WEVA EXPO 2004
July 28, 2004

Sarasota, FL - “We are now close to being completely sold-out of guest rooms during WEVA EXPO 2004,” says Antrese Dickens, Convention Services Director at Bally’s Las Vegas. The upcoming 14th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo (Aug. 16-19), hosted by Bally's, is open to all videographers worldwide. “Videographers should act immediately to be sure of getting rooms at Bally’s for this year’s EXPO. The response has been tremendous,” said Dan Argenas, WEVA International’s Director of Association Communications.

WEVA International has secured rates of just $81 per night (single or double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free) at Bally’s (directly connected to Paris Las Vegas) for WEVA EXPO 2004 attendees. All EXPO events take place inside the spectacular Bally’s complex, located “center Strip” in the heart of Las Vegas, NV. The special room rate is valid for all EXPO attendees while rooms are still available. This rate also remains valid three days before and three days after the official EXPO dates, based on availability.

To reserve guest rooms, attendees may call Bally’s toll-free at 1-800-7BALLYS or direct dial 702-739-4111. Las Vegas is conveniently and inexpensively reached from virtually anywhere. There is no Saturday stayover requirement needed with Las Vegas flights in order to get the lowest air fares. Bally’s is less than 10 minutes from the airport and the hotel maintains a satellite check-in desk inside the airport, near the baggage claim area.

WEVA EXPO, the world's largest convention and trade show for professional wedding and event videographers brings videographers together from across the country and around the globe. This year’s program line-up features over 60 cutting-edge seminars and workshops aimed at professional wedding and event videographers who want to reach new levels of success in professional videography. Complete EXPO program and registration details are available online at www.weva.com (click on WEVA EXPO 2004). The early-bird registration discount expires August 2, 2004.

The huge, 2-day WEVA EXPO 2004 Trade Show, the biggest show of the year devoted exclusively to professional wedding and event videographers, will see the unveiling of exciting new products in NLE, DV, DVD, and HD production, and offer a look at what’s in store for the future of the industry, said Argenas. A partial list of WEVA EXPO 2004 exhibitors is already posted at www.weva.com/expo2004 (click on Trade Show).

WEVA EXPO 2004 officially opens on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 5:45 pm with the industry’s premier video event of the year. Sponsored by Sony, the Opening Night Gala features the WEVA Creative Excellence Video Fest, the world’s largest exhibition of state-of-the-art wedding and event video creativity.

Optional pre-convention workshops for videographers will be held during the afternoon on Monday, August 16 2004, including the free, 4.5-hour “Afternoon with Apple” workshop (seating for all workshops is limited, register early).

The written exam for the new WEVA International Merited Professional Videographer (MPV) credential will be held at 10:30 am on Monday. Enrollment will open online this week on the association website (www.weva.com). The core reading matter and other MPV details have already been posted in a special MPV news announcement on the WEVA News section of the WEVA.com homepage.

The 14th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo will wrap up by 5:00 pm Thursday, August 19, 2004. For more information contact WEVA International at info@weva.com or 941-923-5334.

WEVA International is the leading trade association for professional wedding and event videographers. The association is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of wedding and event videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees and professional development training. For more information regarding professional videography and WEVA International activities and membership, visit www.weva.com, or contact the association office at 941-923-5334 or email info@weva.com.

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