Top Speakers Announced for PMA’s 2015 InnovationNow Photo Business & Technology Summit

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Renowned industry experts to deliver strategies to drive future success for the photo service and products market.

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Today more than ever, the photo industry needs to come together, share our perspectives, leverage our knowledge and collectively roll up our sleeves to put us back on the path to continued relevance and success.

The Photo Marketing Association (PMA) announced top speakers confirmed to appear at the 2015 InnovationNow Photo Business & Technology Summit Sept. 27-28 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit will host more than 300 photography industry experts and leaders from around the world who will deliver impactful sessions on the theme, Unlock Your Imaging Future: Ideas, Innovations, Icons.

The following innovative and inspiring visionaries in the photo space are scheduled to address the business trends, consumer behaviors and technology innovations needed to keep the photo industry thriving in times of near-constant change.

•Micah Solomon, Author and Customer Service Expert, 2015 keynote speaker
•Suzette Allen, Lumix Luminary at Panasonic and Owner,
•Haim Ariav, Founder & Business Manager, Glossy Finish by Lifetouch
•Paul Atkins, President, Atkins Lab
•Frank Baillargeon, Founder and President, F/22 Consulting, Inc.
•Scott Brownstein, Senior Partner, Brownstein & McCabe Associates
•Marion Duchesne, Founder/CEO, MediaClip
•Dr. Reiner Fageth, Head of Research and Development, CEWE Color
•Kevin Gilbert, Panasonic Lumix Luminary and Digital Memory Evangelist, Mylio
•Hans Hartman, President, Suite 48 Analytics and Co-Host, Mobile Photo Connect conference
•Kristy Holch, Consumer Electronics Writer/Consultant, Founder, InfoTrends
•Marion Knoche, Associate Vice President of European Outreach and Global Research, PMA Europe
•Andrew Laffoon, CEO, Co-Founder, Mixbook
•Gabrielle Mullinax, President, Fullerton Photo and President, Photo Marketing Association
•Robert Nunn, Co-Founder, Live Portrait
•Joe Rago, Director, Mobile Innovation Program, Walgreens
•TJ Rak, Client Relations Manager, Artona Group
•Dave Stock, Panasonic Lumix Luminary and Owner, Dave Stock Photography / TeamDSP / Aligned Visions Photography

Click here to view the full schedule a glance, and click here for speaker biographies and photos.

“Today more than ever, the photo industry needs to come together, share our perspectives, leverage our knowledge and collectively roll up our sleeves to put us back on the path to continued relevance and success,” says Georgia McCabe, CEO, PMA. “We look forward to bringing together a robust group of experts for a substantive discussion around innovative solutions to address key issues facing the photo industry today.”

InnovationNow Photo Business & Technology Summit

What: InnovationNow Photo Business &Technology Summit represents the necessary first step on a journey to inform, to ideate and to implement the kind of products, services, mass-market awareness and ease of participation that was responsible for driving the analog photo business to historical levels of sales and profitability.

Who: Leading photo industry executives

Where: Hilton Parc 55, San Francisco, CA

When: Sept. 27-28, 2015

Sponsorship information: View current sponsors and opportunities

For information on the Summit, visit or call 703-665-4416.

About PMA
PMA represents members worldwide who actively contribute to the expanding imaging industry. As photo imaging continues to evolve, the association has grown to represent the diversity in imaging: photo retailers and processors, manufacturers, commercial imaging labs, and sports and event photography. PMA is committed to helping these segments increase their profitability and expand their consumer, commercial and industrial markets. Visit for more information.

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