Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions from attendees about PhotoPlus Expo. If you need to contact us, please click here.
PhotoPlus Conference + Expo will take place Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014 at Javits Center in New York City.
|Thursday, October 24||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday, October 25||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 26||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|WPPI University||Wednesday, October 23||9:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.|
|PhotoPlus conference||Thursday, October 24||8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|PhotoPlus conference||Friday, October 25||8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|PhotoPlus conference||Saturday, October 26||8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
Next year's show will be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014, in New York City.
Hotel and Travel
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street (on 11th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
Yes, there will be shuttle service to/from Penn Station - Javits Convention Center. Please visit our Directions & Parking page for location pickup and times.
PhotoPlus will provide a Visa letter for each attendee who requests it.
A Visa letter will automatically be generated once you register for the PhotoPlus. During the registration process you will be promoted to provide your full contact information and country of origin’s information. Please fill out the registration form accurately. Your registration contact information must match exactly with the contact information and information that appears on your passport. Once you have completed your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link where you will be able to print your personalized invitation letter. The entire process is very easy and fast. Please note that an invitation letter is not a decisive in determining whether to not the Visa will be issued.
For questions regarding your registration, please contact us.
Registration and Badges
We will post registration information to the site in June 2014.
Detailed instructions can also be found in your exhibitor service kit which will be available online in July. FOr questions regarding your registration, please contact Customer Service between the hours of 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST at 877-699-5410 for domestic calls, or 240-439-2985 for international calls or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, please visit the "Register Here" attendee registration counters at the Javits Convention Center during registration hours (see below). Please note that registration fees are higher onsite.
|WPPI University||Wednesday, October 23||8:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm|
|PhotoPlus||Thursday, October 24||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|PhotoPlus||Friday, October 25||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|PhotoPlus||Saturday, October 26||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
You get an unlimited number of exhibitor booth personnel badges for your booth. All exhibitor personnel working the booth (including set up and tear down) will need to have a badge.
Registration will be online beginning in July. Go to the Exhibitor Resource Center and click on the link to the PhotoPlus Exhibitor Registration site.
Click here to download a W-9 form.
Badges will not be mailed. Please be sure to print your registration confirmation email and bring it to the Will Call counter at the Javits Center Convention during show registration hours.
Yes. Upon completion of your online registration, a confirmation email will be automatically be sent to you which includes all show items purchased and seminar selections. If you require another copy, please contact Customer Service or to send an email to email@example.com.
All attendees must be individually registered; there is no guest registration.
You do not need a ticket, but you must present your 2013 PhotoPlus Badge. Admission is complimentary for all registered attendees. This networking event takes place at the Javits Center on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6pm – 8pm.
You do not need a ticket, but you must present your 2013 PhotoPlus Badge. Admission to the Bash is complimentary for all PhotoPlus registered attendees. The Bash takes place at the Javits Center on Friday, October 25th, from 5pm – 8pm.
- All cancellations of Conference seminars are subject to a $50 processing fee.
- Refunds are not permitted after October 11, 2013. Any registration made after October 11, 2013 is non-refundable.
- After October 11, 2013 substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. The substitute must bring the registrant's confirmation letter to the Will Call Counter in the registration area of the Javits Convention Center to receive a badge for admission.
- All refund requests received prior to October 11, 2013 will be issued approximately two weeks after PhotoPlus Expo 2013.
- All refund requests must be submitted in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the list of exhibitors at this year's show, please click here.
Yes! Register online before October 22, 2013 and select Expo Only. Please note onsite registration is $70.
The VIP Expo Pass is a 3-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo with exclusive privileges and opportunities. To view the full list of benefits visit our VIP Expo Pass page. Attendees may upgrade their registration order to include VIP amenities for $75 in advance (before October 22, 2013) or onsite for $100.
Yes, cameras are allowed. However, no photographs are permitted of exhibit displays unless you have the exhibitor's permission.
We have received many comments from exhibitors and attendees in regards to children on the expo floor and in conference sessions. We understand that many of our attendees are working parents who need to bring their children. While we do not want to discourage working parents from attending, our primary responsibility is to ensure a professional and safe environment. Be sure to read and understand the following if you plan to bring children to PhotoPlus:
- Children under the age of 16 (including infants) are not permitted in educational programs at any time.
- Children under the age of 16 will be permitted in the exhibitor area provided they have adult supervision at all times (no more than two children per adult). Proof of age may be required.
For the safety of all attendees, no strollers or rolling carts of any kind are permitted. Rolling bags must not be larger than the size of an airline carry-on to be permitted on the show floor.
Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis. Simply visit the Javits Concierge Desk to sign a wheelchair out. If you need a motorized scooter, you can reserve one by calling 212-216-2222 and making a reservation with a Javits preferred vendor.
The conference is business casual. Temperatures can vary within the convention center. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
This is an exceptional opportunity to see more than 22,000 potential customers in one place over the course of 3 exciting days. PhotoPlus is the premier event for innovative imaging solutions, photographic education and unparalleled networking. It is the one 'must do' event for the photography industry every year.
Did you know:
- Trade Show News Network ranks PhotoPlus Expo among the top 250 trade shows in the United States in 2011.
- Exhibitor Magazine ranks PhotoPlus as one of the Top Buying Trade Shows in North America based on Highest Total
- Buying Plans and Net Buying Influences for three of the last four years.
- A recent PhotoPlus Attendee Survey revealed many traveled great distances to see the latest technology and are ready to buy:
- 93% plan to purchase services or products from an exhibitor within the next 12 months
- 79% plan to purchase within 6 months
- 60% plan to spend between $1,000 - $10,000 with exhibitors they saw at the show
- 45% attend only one tradeshow: PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo
Whether you are launching a new company or have been in the photography industry for years, PhotoPlus is an essential event to market your products and services. Stay visible in the marketplace and let your customers, prospects, and competitors know that you will be there to serve them today and tomorrow. There are so many ways that we can add your personalized touch at the show and increase your visibility. PhotoPlus offers Sponsorship Opportunities that will help you achieve your business objective.
To see who is currently exhibiting with us, view our Exhibitor List.
Download our 2013 Fact Sheet and learn more.
Contact Melissa Kittson today at 703-554-2814 or Melissa.Kittson@emeraldexpo.com.
Please view the current PhotoPlus Expo floor plan
- 8' high back drape
- 3' side-rail dividers
- 7'x44" booth identification sign with company name and booth number
- 24 hour general security for exhibit hall (not individual booths)
- Online listing on PhotoPlus website
- Comprehensive company profile in the PhotoPlus Planner, an online search tool
- Printed listing in our official show guide, the “Gear Guide”, a magazine style, information guide to PhotoPlus 2013
- Unlimited exhibitor booth personnel badges which permit access to exhibit hall during move-in, show hours and move-out
- Free Expo passes for your customers
- Free List of all registered Press to pre-market your products and services
Our goal at PhotoPlus Expo 2013 is to find the best ways to put you in touch with your audience and to help you make sales. That's why we are always developing new sponsorship opportunities to enhance your presence at the show.
Contact your sales representative, Melissa Kittson, at 703-554-2814 or Melissa.Kittson@emeraldexpo.com to learn about sponsorship opportunities that will help you achieve your business objective.
PhotoPlus attendees are highly-qualified and represent every area of the photographic industry. Many travel great distances to discover the latest technology and are ready to buy. PhotoPlus attendees include:
- Professional Photographers
- Photo Assistants
- Photo Retailers and Buyers
- Corporate Communications Professionals
- Marketing Directors
- Magazine and News Professionals
- Photo Editors
- Graphic and Desktop Designers
- Advertising Creative Directors and Art Directors
- Photographic Lab, Mini-Lab and Service Bureau Owners and Managers
- Equipment Manufacturers
- Stock Photography Professionals
- Multimedia Producers / Developers
- Video Directors /Producers
- Studio Managers
- Photography Enthusiasts
To learn more about attendees, download our 2013 Fact Sheet.
Contact your sales representative Melissa Kittson at 703-554-2814 or Melissa.Kittson@emeraldexpo.com
Exhibitor move-in will be handled on a targeted day system. Please refer to the online service kit on our website. Click on the Exhibitor Resource Center to access the kit and important show details.
PhotoPlus closes on Saturday, October 27th at 4:00pm. As stated in your contract you are not allowed to break down your booth until this time. The aisles are packed until closing time; you will not want to leave early!
The Marshalling Yard is a staging area for all vehicle deliveries that need to drop off shipments on the loading dock. The yard is located on 33rd Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. You must check in at the Marshalling Yard before visiting the loading dock. If your shipment does not adhere to hand carry regulations it must be unloaded off the dock.
You are allowed to move in your own exhibit material as long as it is "hand-carry" items only. "Hand-carry" is means: any items that you do not need wheeled carts of any kind to move. You will have 20 minutes to unload your vehicle in the designated area and must have someone with the vehicle at all times. If you do not meet these requirements you will need to contact Freeman Customer Service at (201) 299-7575 for more information.
You may setup your own booth if it is no bigger than 10x10 (100 sq. ft) and you can meet the following requirements:
- Set-up can be reasonably accomplished in 1/2 hour or less;
- No tools are used in the assembly or dismantle;
- Individuals performing the work must be full time employees of exhibiting company.
Note: If your booth is larger than 10x10 (100 sq. ft), please contact Freeman for information regarding union labor and installation and dismantle of exhibits.
View the current PhotoPlus Expo floor plan where you can search by company name. This will show you where you are on the floor and your booth number.
Refer to your service kit for order forms, or visit the Exhibitor Resource Center and download the necessary forms. If you have any questions about filling out the forms, please contact Freeman Customer Service at (201) 299-7575.
In June an e-mail will be sent out to all our exhibitor contacts with a link to the electronic version of the Exhibitor Service Kit. This website will include everything you need, including direct links to online ordering sites and electronic versions of forms and flyers. If you have not received your e-mail by the end of July please contact Freeman Customer Service at (201) 299-7575.
The Exhibitor Service Kit includes important information on Registration, Hotel & Travel Accommodations, Promotional & Sponsorship Opportunities, Service Contractors, and information on Shipping, Booth Furnishings, and Labor. Exhibitors should take a few minutes to read through their Service Kit and note important deadlines. In many cases, these deadlines can help you save on your expenses!
Exhibitors should first check the Nielsen Booth Construction and Display Guidelines under the Show Rules and Regulations section of the online service kit. Exhibitors with booths that are over 400 square feet, are peninsula, split island or end cap booths, they must complete a Booth Waiver Request Form under the Show Rules and Regulations section of the online service kit and submit the required drawings to show management. If you still have questions, please contact Cathy Griffith, Operations Director at 949-226-5783.
Please reference the shipping options and labels that are provided in the online Exhibitor Service Kit which will be online in June.
Visit the PhotoPlus 2013 floor plan to see where all of the companies are currently located, including your neighboring booths. Bear in mind that booths may change locations at any time.
Booths are sold until there is no more inventory. To be listed in the printed show directory, the “Gear Guide”, we suggest signing up to participate no later than September 1st.
Emerald Expositions, PhotoPlus Expo 2013, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Freeman must be listed as additional insured for the dates October 23-28, 2013.
Show Guide and Listing
Our official show guide, the “Gear Guide”, is a comprehensive, magazine style, information guide to PhotoPlus Expo 2013 provided to all attendees and exhibitors. The Gear Guide will include your company listing with booth location, up to three product categories, and contact information.
The PhotoPlus Planner is an online resource that attendees use to plan their visit to the show. And, for exhibitors, it is an effective interactive tool for generating brand awareness before the show begins. Thousands of attendees will use their PhotoPlus Planner to research products/services and select exhibitors they want to see face to face at the show. Each exhibitor will have their own PhotoPlus Planner account for building a company profile that includes:
- Directory Contact
- Company Listing and Description
- Product Category selections
- Social Media Links
- Press Contacts
- Ability to showcase products, post show specials, and gain visibility for your company before the show.
- Matchmaking – allows attendees to match on exhibitor product categories based on their product interests and start learning about your products and services.
- Schedule appointments with clients and potential customers using the PhotoPlus Planner Organizer and receive emails from prospective clients once you opt-in.
- Build your agenda and keep track of your events so you will arrive prepared and ready!
To learn about upgrading your online company profile to include a logo image or add an online product show case contact your sales representative, Melissa Kittson, at 703-554-2814 or Melissa.Kittson@emeraldexpo.com
If you have technical questions concerning how to navigate using your PhotoPlus Planner contact the help desk:
The PhotoPlus Planner Help Desk:
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT Monday – Friday
Exhibitors will receive a Guest Pass invitation in a PDF format that can be sent to all customers and prospects. This Guest Pass will contain a registration link to the PhotoPlus registration site where guests can register to attend the 3-day Expo with no charge. The embedded link has a special promo code that will facilitate the free Expo Only transaction.
The PhotoPlus attendee list is exclusively reserved for 2013 exhibitors for list rental privileges. A dedicated eblast can be delivered to the current PhotoPlus registration list within 3 days of receiving your HTML creative. To review the complete menu of Nielsen Photo Group list rental options, click here. Contact your sales rep to schedule your eblast list rental.
View the Seminar Schedule for listing of photography courses offered by date, track, speaker, skill level, or sponsor.
We offer a variety of seminar packages. Please visit our pricing page for more information.
Yes. To receive a student discount, students must provide proof of current enrollment. Students may register online and at the end of the registration process students will receive a notification to upload appropriate credentials. Credentials may include two of the following documents:
- A copy of current student photo ID
- A copy of current class schedule
- Proof of payment for current classes
Registration is subject to qualification by PhotoPlus staff. Please note that after October 18, 2013, qualifications will only be reviewed onsite for approval at the Javits Convention Center during show hours. Please allow 14 business days from the time credentials are uploaded to be reviewed. Student approval status will be sent by email upon review.
You do not need a ticket, but you must purchase a Conference Pass with your registration order. When you pick-up your badge onsite, there will be a Conference Pass next to your badge with a list all of the seminars you selected. Please show your Conference Pass upon entering each seminar room.
You do not need a ticket, but you must present your 2013 PhotoPlus Badge upon entering a Keynote presentation. Admission to all three keynote presentations is included with purchase of any seminar pass and /or VIP Expo Pass upgrade.
Expo Only attendees may upgrade their registration to include one or all three Keynote sessions. Admission to Keynote presentations is $15 per Keynote with advance purchase before October 22, 2013. Onsite price to attend is $20 per keynote session.
We will not be providing paper handouts this year. All speaker materials will be emailed to each attendee if the speaker has handout materials the week prior to the conference. For attendees who sign up on-site, an email will be sent with the speaker's materials after the conference.
The Portfolio Review Program is open to emerging and professional photographers. You will meet face-to-face with top industry professionals, who will review and provide valuable feedback about your work. To view the full list of benefits, click here.
Yes! Portfolio Reviews are available in blocks of 5 online or at the Festival Registration desk at the Javits Convention Center.
To view the cancellation policy, please scroll down to the bottom of the Portfolio Review page.
We will post registration information to the site in June 2014.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following acceptance of your press credentials.
All exhibitors will automatically receive the pre-registered media list via e-mail approximately 6 weeks prior to the show. We strongly encourage exhibitors to contact the media prior to the show to inform them about new product introductions, special events, etc. If you have any questions, please contact our PR firm: Synergy Communications
There will be a Press Room at PhotoPlus 2013 where qualified members of the press are given a badge and event information. Exhibitors are invited to bring press releases and press kits to the onsite press room. Our press room is paperless! No paper of any kind will be accepted. All material must be on digital media. We recommend shipping about 50 press kits to your booth: then deliver 25-30 to the press room and keep the remaining kits at your booth. We do not recommend shipping press material directly to the press room, as you will incur additional fees. Questions about the press room may be directed to our PR firm: Synergy Communications.
To be registered as a member of the press, you must provide proper editorial credentials indicating employment by an established news outlet. A copy of your business card must accompany your registration form. Freelancers must include two samples of industry-related bylined articles or reports published within the last six months.
The following are eligible for press credentials: trade and business publications; newspaper and wire reporters; broadcast TV and radio reporters; freelance writers, reporters and authors currently under contract; analysts.
PLEASE NOTE: Sales and marketing representatives are not considered members of the working press and need to register using the Attendee registration form. Authors and/or book publishers in the process of researching future books on the imaging industry are not eligible for press credentials. We cannot issue press credentials to editorial photographers; photographers covering PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2013 are eligible and must submit original letter of assignment or a copy of contract from editor-in-chief.
Badges for press will not be mailed in advance. Badge and badge holder must be picked up in the Press Room on the 4B Terrace at the Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street at 11th Avenue, New York, NY. Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation email as well your business card to the Press Room.
We will post registration information to the site shortly.