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Wedding & Event Video Sessions Announced for New WEVA Winter Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas Jan. 29-Feb 2
November 08, 2007

Sarasota, FL - Discover a whole new world of breathtaking wedding and event video artistry, plus cutting-edge techniques and technologies at WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events at PMA 08 January 29-February 2, 2008 in Las Vegas.

Register now for the all-new winter convention and trade show, co-presented by WEVA and PMA, at www.weva.com/convention where you can also watch the brand new WEVA convention video.

WEVA’s scheduled programming is now posted on the new site. WEVA sessions will start Tuesday afternoon January 29, 2008 at Harrah’s Imperial Palace Hotel, centrally located in the heart of Las Vegas. WEVA/PMA guest room rates at the Imperial Palace Hotel start at under $71/night. Open to all videographers, discount registration for WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events at PMA 08 is only $199 (for a limited time) for all current WEVA International members.

Attend your choice of 45 cutting-edge sessions for wedding and event videographers that will all be presented at the Imperial Palace Tuesday afternoon January 29 thru Thursday January 31 when the huge 2008 Trade Show opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center (use the Imperial/Flamingo Monorail for easy Convention Center access).

Over 600 exhibitors will be at the huge
2008 Trade Show, which will be open 3 days: Thursday January 31 through Saturday February 2, 2008. The Trade Show will also feature special WEVA events and technique demonstrations for videographers right on the Show Floor, including hands-on edit system training, and more, on all 3 Trade Show days. At this year's convention, your WEVA/PMA 08 registration will also allow you to attend select PMA 08 business sessions at no additional cost. Trade Show-only registration is also available.

Collaborate - Innovate - Profit

"WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events at PMA ’08 is an exciting ‘industry first’ for videographers made possible by a dedicated strategic initiative developed jointly by WEVA and PMA. It marks the unfolding of a new era in the expanding worldwide digital memories industry, and has been organized to give videographers the biggest competitive-edge in wedding and event video creativity, techniques, digital technology, networking - and business profitability - in the history of professional event videography," said Roy Chapman founder and chairman of Wedding & Event Videographers Association International.

"This co-location with WEVA is another example of PMA's outreach and commitment to serving all aspects of the imaging industry," said Ted Fox, CEO/Executive Director of PMA.

WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events at PMA 08 will enable fresh advantages and an all-new professional development experience for wedding and event videographers, manufacturers, and sponsors.

"With discount registration and low-cost hotel rates, this brand new convention is the season’s best value for wedding and event videographers – and it answers the call from our members for an international winter event that takes advantage of the impact, and the new profit opportunities, emerging from the convergence of digital video and imaging technologies," said WEVA Director of Educational Development John Zale. "Videographers will be able to get together at WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events to network and discover new techniques, cutting-edge concepts, and state-of-the-art technologies that are transforming not only professional videography, but the entire digital memories industry.”

Teaming with PMA for an all-new winter convention in the U.S., Zale notes “is a natural, and progressive extension, as WEVA and PMA have successfully collaborated on previous events for our industry worldwide. That includes our Australia conference last May, and our industry’s first-ever convention in Canada in September."

Chapman adds, "The advancements in digital technologies, including IT, portable video, DI technologies, and new media, combined with the rising demand for video content online have created a need for a collaborative, cutting-edge event in the winter season. One that recognizes, and utilizes, key changes in digital technologies and workflow so that professional videographers nationally and internationally can take their skills, and their profit potential, to a whole new level – faster. And, it’s why WEVA will continue to provide professional development events in both winter and summer seasons."

Register now for WEVA’s Wide World of Weddings & Events at PMA 08 at www.weva.com/convention.


About Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)

As an international professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to 20,000 members in 100-plus countries is part of an 82-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support.

PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs and business services, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. For more information, visit PMA online at
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About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

Founded over a decade ago, WEVA International is the world's largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers and leads the field with education that's on the cutting-edge of industry developments. WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers globally through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo and WEVA's Wide World of Weddings & Events, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, new media, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide, plus WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air Podcasts, and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

Join WEVA online today to access valuable WEVA membership benefits that can help you succeed in your business, including new opportunities through ImageSpan's LicenseStream and CurbStream programs, plus low-cost Visa/MasterCard Merchant Status, Equipment Insurance, E&O Insurance, the new Equipment Financing Program, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air podcasts, and more. Membership also provides opportunities for professional videographer (MPV) accreditation, and system-training at WEVA EXPO 2008 our industry’s biggest international convention and trade show. For more information contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com


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