WPPI 2009 “World of Photo” Convention for Photographers Feb. 16-18

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WPPI Convention & Trade Show – the photo industry’s premier expo and educational conference (www.wppionline.com), announced its biggest and best event yet for editorial, commercial, nature, portrait & wedding photographers, kicks off with a pre-show EDU-Convention on February 12th. After the Canon sponsored Welcome Reception February 15th, the WPPI Trade Show convenes February 16–18, 2009. Held in association with RangeFinder (www.rangefindermag.com) & AfterCapture (www.aftercapture.com) Magazines, WPPI 2009 encompasses 600,000+ SF of combined convention /exhibition space at MGM Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The expanded WPPI EDU-Convention program, which includes Spanish language offerings, encompasses 130+ courses led by popular photographers such as Jerry Ghionis, Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, and Yervant Zanazanian, For more: www.wppionline.com.

“We’ve retooled WPPI so it’s bigger and better for an anticipated 12,000 attendees worldwide. Registration just opened and we’ve already seen a response rate that’s quadrupled over last year, proof that the EDU-Convention gives photographers the skills to grow their business. This show, loaded with programming gives creatives the ability to invest in themselves in these challenging times, will change lives. It’s a WPPI not to miss,” predicts Rangefinder Publishing President, Skip Cohen.

A week of special events includes a Kodak Sponsored Award-Reception, “Nikon BIG-Night Event,” and 15th Annual golf tournament. An inaugural WPPI Town Hall– “The Future of Photography,” offers tips and strategies for business growth in a challenging work environment, sponsored by Miller’s Professional Imaging. The 350 show exhibits, general events and expanded workshops are available to WPPI members and non-members. FULL Registration includes a choice of 70+ Platform classes. Advanced offerings include: “Master Classes,” “WPPI Plus,” the “Business Institute” and “All About Schools.” About WPPI

Held in association with RangeFinder Publishing, RangeFinder & AfterCapture Magazines, WPPI’s Annual Convention & Trade Show is the leading source for creatives in the photo and digital imaging industry. For more: www.wppionline.com.