WPPI 2010 News

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WPPI is coming to Las Vegas at the MGM Convention Center March 4-11, 2010.  WPPI has announced an anniversary party on March 8, along with further information about the educational opportunities at the show.

You can check out registration information at WPPIonline.com.

More details in the press releases below.

WPPI Press Release

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is pleased to announce it will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in style on March 8, 2010 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Open to all who attend the WPPI 2010 Convention and Trade Show, this 30th anniversary pool party will take place beside MGM’s gorgeous multiple outdoor pools.

Perfect for celebrating along with WPPI and networking with other professional photographers from around the world, this 30th anniversary poolside cocktail party will feature music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“To celebrate a momentous 30th anniversary, we wanted to do something really special for all of our faithful diehard as well as new convention and trade show attendees,” said George Varanakis, WPPI’s Group Publisher and Executive Vice President. “Without them, this anniversary wouldn’t be so special. This poolside cocktail party will surely set the mood of celebration for our attendees. It’ll give everyone a great opportunity to network, relax, make new friends, catch up with old friends and just have a good time with WPPI staff, other attendees and our numerous trade show sponsors.”

WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the U.S. for professional photographers. Each year more than 11,000 professional photographers gather in Las Vegas, NV, to learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from the hundreds of exhibitors that participate in the trade show.

All WPPI 2010 classes, events and the trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from March 4–11, 2010. Registration for WPPI 2010 is available via its newly redesigned convention and trade show website: http://www.wppionline.com/storage/lasvegas/home.html, which also includes highlights from the 2009 convention.

WPPI Press Release

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is pleased to provide, as always, professional photographers with unparalleled educational opportunities beginning with its Business Institute and All About Schools programs on Saturday, March 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

“For professional photographers looking to thrive in today’s competitive business environment, WPPI is the place for them to learn all they can to succeed”

All WPPI 2010 classes, events and the trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from March 4–11, 2010. WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the U.S. for professional photographers. Each year more than 11,000 professional photographers gather in Las Vegas, NV, to sharpen their skills, learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from the hundreds of exhibitors that participate in the trade show.

“For professional photographers looking to thrive in today’s competitive business environment, WPPI is the place for them to learn all they can to succeed,” said George Varanakis, WPPI’s Group Publisher and Executive Vice President. “And our Business Institute and All About Schools programs set the stage for an unforgettable and invaluable experience for photographers from around the world. Photographers who attend WPPI’s educational sessions and programs are sure to leave with an adrenaline rush that will help them put all the good ideas they learned at WPPI to use immediately in their own businesses.”

Registration for WPPI 2010 is available via its newly redesigned convention and trade show website: http://www.wppionline.com/storage/lasvegas/home.html, which also includes highlights from the 2009 convention.

WPPI Business Institute – March 6th – Comprised of six sessions, the WPPI Business Institute focuses on the challenges that professional photographers face today and how these challenges can create unique opportunities for growth, success and creativity. It is offered for a standalone price of $99 or can be purchased as an additional add-on to attendees’ full-convention registration.

Business Institute programs include presentations by professional photographers Mitche Graf and Sandy Puc’, Jennifer Gilman, Matt Hill, Michael Warshall, and Michael and Anna Costa. The program will conclude with a team panel discussion moderated by Mitche Graf. For the full day’s lineup visit: http://www.wppionline.com/storage/lasvegas/bi.html.

WPPI All About Schools – March 6th – Perfect for photographers looking to supplement their current income, the WPPI All About Schools programming includes a lineup of speakers that will cover the ABCs of breaking into school, sports and event photography. Topics will include: why professional photographers should consider offering school/sports/event portraits; how to book them; how to shoot them; how to manage volume workflow; and lastly, how to sell your work. It is offered as an add-on to attendees’ full-convention registration for FREE. Visit http://www.wppionline.com/storage/lasvegas/aas.html to register.

All About Schools programs include sessions by professional photographers Jeff Edwards, Chris Wunder, Randy Brister and Paul Schulz, Pat Cahill and Jeff Locklear, and Ralph Romaguera. For the full day’s lineup visit: http://www.wppionline.com/storage/lasvegas/aas.html.

About WPPI

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is an organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers. Celebrating its 30th convention anniversary in 2010, WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help member photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI routinely supplies its members with new benefits and valuable industry information enabling them to compete effectively, especially in tough economic times. WPPI membership gives photographers the resources they need to succeed and the tools they require to build and develop a strong personal support network.

In 2009, WPPI completed its 29th annual Convention and Trade Show, drawing over 12,000 attendees and 365 exhibitors to its new convention space in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information visit: www.wppionline.com.