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PhotoPlus Expo 2020 ‘In-Person’ Show Is Canceled

PhotoPlus Expo 2020 'In-Person' Show Is Canceled

This year’s “in-person” version of the PhotoPlus Expo, which is generally held in October at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, has been canceled, but according to Emerald Expositions, which owns the show, PhotoPlus Expo will be going virtual starting November 1.

Emerald Expositions announced “we have decided to cancel our in-person event at the Javits Center in NYC, NY scheduled for October 22-24, 2020.” Most in the photo industry anticipated the show would be virtual, just as many other trade shows have done so this year, including the NAB 2020 show in Las Vegas, Cinegear LA in Los Angeles and also the 2021 CES show, which is also generally held in Las Vegas.

The reason is due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The difficult decision was made after consulting our community partners and supporters and closely monitoring the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the U.S.; current restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees, affecting attendees and participating companies.” The company also said, “Our goal is always to support, inspire and celebrate this remarkable community, and while we are disappointed we won’t be able to do this in person this year, the safety of our community is our top priority.”

In response, the company has decided to launch the show as a virtual, online experience, with a “full slate of content” starting November 1. You can register at www.PHOTOPLUSexpo.com

The company also noted the “in-person” show would return to New York City in October 2021.

For more, see the following announcement, from Joseph Kowalsky, Show Director of PhotoPlus Expo:

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PHOTOPLUS is extremely proud to announce PHOTOPLUS+, an online experience and community bringing together visual storytellers with the tools and services they need to create. PHOTOPLUS+ will provide a home for photographers, filmmakers and our brands to connect not just once a year, but year-round.

PHOTOPLUS+ will offer a rich and immersive experience including product showcases, live demos, gear launches, networking opportunities and educational content. Registration for PHOTOPLUS+ is already open and available through www.PHOTOPLUSexpo.com and will launch with a full slate of content November, 1 of this year.

Since 1983, PHOTOPLUS has brought the photography and video communities together each fall to connect, share ideas, and experience the newest imaging technology.  Our goal is always to support, inspire and celebrate this remarkable community, and while we are disappointed we won’t be able to do this in person this year, the safety of our community is our top priority.  To that end, we have decided to cancel our in-person event at the Javits Center in NYC, NY scheduled for October 22-24, 2020.

 

The difficult decision was made after consulting our community partners and supporters and closely monitoring the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the U.S.; current restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees, affecting attendees and participating companies.

 

“The photography market has been one of the markets hardest hit by COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped advancements in technology or important and inspiring work from our community.  Now, more than ever, we’ve seen the essential role imagery plays in our lives and the stories we tell.  I have no doubt in the strength and resilience of our industry. We will continue to work and find ways to connect visual storytellers with the brands that help them create,” said Joe Kowalsky, Show Director for PHOTOPLUS. “This is the beginning of something bigger that can help our industry achieve success 365 days a year. We can’t wait to see what we create together,” added Kowalsky.

 

PHOTOPLUS looks forward to uniting with the photography and video communities at the next full-scale and in-person show slated for October 2021 in NYC.  PHOTOPLUS will provide more information, dates and plans for 2021 as they become available over the coming months.  Every decision made for the in-person event will ensure we host a successful, safe and healthy event for our exhibitors and attendees.  

Sincerely,
Joseph Kowalsky
Show Director
PHOTOPLUS

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