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PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo

Conference: Oct. 25 - Oct. 28, 2017
Expo: Oct. 26 - Oct. 28, 2017
Javits Convention Center, New York City



Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions from attendees about PhotoPlus Expo. If you need to contact us, please click here.


The 2017 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo will take place Oct. 25 - Oct. 28, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Conference: Oct. 25 - Oct. 28
Expo: Oct. 26 - Oct. 28

2017 schedule to be announced.
PhotoPlus conference
8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
PhotoPlus conference TBD
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
PhotoPlus conference TBD
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
PhotoPlus conference TBD
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The 2018 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo dates to be announced.

Hotel and Travel

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street (on 11th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001

Attendees and exhibitors can take advantage of special savings on hotel rooms for PhotoPlus Expo, courtesy of OnPeak. Please visit our online hotel and travel reservations website to view a listing of local hotels offering PhotoPlus guests reduced rates.

PhotoPlus will provide a Visa letter for attendees upon request.

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.

Registration and Badges

Registration for PPE 2017 will open in June; click here for updates.

Your confirmation letter provides a direct link to your current registration where you can make online edits at any time.  Or for personal assistance, contact registration customer service:

Direct (US): 877-699-5410 (9:00 am - 6 pm ET)
International: 240-429-2985
Email: photoplus@experient-inc.com

Yes, please visit the "Register Here" attendee registration counters at the Javits Convention Center during registration hours. Please note that registration fees are higher onsite.
Each year over 19,000 people from around the world register to attend the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Our goal is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of each attendee during the event. Therefore, we request all our participants to adhere to our show policies. View the show policy.
Yes. PhotoPlus has always been in support of introducing our youth to photography. Both students and educators will receive 50% discount off the registration rates. In order to receive the discount, please provide the following credentials:

Students - Copies of two of the following must be received for approval:

  • Current student ID
  • Current class schedule
  • Proof of payment for current classes

Educators - Copies of the following must be received for approval:

  • Current educator ID
  • Current pay stub from educational institution

Credentials can be uploaded on the registration site before October 14, 2016 for advance approval.

Exhibitor registration will open in August. Visit the Exhibitor Resource Center for exhibitor updates regarding registration and our exhibitor guest invite program.
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 send an email request to photoplus@experient-inc.com.

All attendees must be individually registered; there is no guest registration.

You do not need a ticket, but you must present your PhotoPlus badge. Admission is complimentary for all registered attendees.
Admission to all three keynote presentations is included with purchase of any seminar pass and /or with VIP Expo Pass. You do not need a ticket, but you must present your PhotoPlus badge which reflects your registration status.
  • - Any cancellation of any Conference seminar or Pass is subject to a USD $25 processing fee. 
  • - Refunds are not permitted for any registration made after October 14, 2016. 
  • - Refunds are not permitted for Expo Passes, VIP Expo Passes, or any Special Event tickets. 
  • - All refund requests must be submitted in writing to: photoplus@experient-inc.com
  • - After October 14, 2016, substitutions will be allowed in the event that 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. No Young Adult passes may be substituted.
Exhibit Hall

To see the list of exhibitors at this year's show, please click here.

Yes! Free Expo-Only Passes are offered during early-bird registration, which opens in June.
VIP Expo badge holders enjoy exclusive access, discounts, and opportunities for the entire duration of PhotoPlus Expo.

Benefits include 3-day admission to PhotoPlus Expo with priority admission and seating at all keynote presentations, VIP Customer Service and the official PhotoPlus Expo VIP Bag. See the full list of benefits here.

Yes, cameras are allowed. However, no photographs are permitted of exhibit displays unless you have the exhibitor's permission.


The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is a professional trade event. To maintain this credo, we ask our participants to please adhere to the following:

  • - Children under the age of 16, including infants, are not permitted in any conference seminar at any time. 
  • - Children under the age of 16 will be permitted in the expo, provided they have adult supervision at all times. No more than two children per adult; proof of age may be required.  
  • - Strollers are permitted on the expo show floor, but are not recommended. 

For the safety of all attendees, no rolling carts, no rolling brief cases, and no rolling bags are permitted on the show floor during expo hours, except in the case of medical necessity.

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.

Prospective Exhibitor
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of exhibiting at PhotoPlus, please visit our Why Exhibit webpage and contact our sales team.
Show Guide and Listing
Our official show guide, the “PhotoPlus Expo Show Guide”, is a comprehensive, magazine style, information guide to PhotoPlus Expo, provided free to all attendees and exhibitors. This publication includes industry news, gear reviews, and a listing of all exhibitors by company name, booth number, website URL, and product categories.
The PhotoPlus Planner is a free online resource designed to help pre-registered attendees learn about exhibitors participating at the show. And, for exhibitors, it is an effective interactive tool for generating brand awareness before the show begins. Thousands of attendees use their PhotoPlus Planner to research products/services and select exhibitors they want to see face to face at the show. Learn more about the PhotoPlus Planner and benefits.
Email: support.goexpo@core-apps.com
Direct: 702.441.0101
Hours: Noon – 8:00 PM (ET) Monday – Friday
The PhotoPlus Expo will feature over 100 seminars, including Photo Walks, Intensives, Master Classes, and Keynotes from over 130 renowned speakers. View the Seminar Schedule online for listing of all seminars offered by date, track, speaker, or sponsor.
To view registration options and pricing, click here.

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 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.

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.

Portfolio Reviews
The Emerging & Professional Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo allows emerging and established professional photographers to present their work to key, hard-to-meet influencers that can give them jobs, exhibit or publish their work and advance their career. This is a vetted speed-dating job fair. To view the full list of benefits and to register for this program, click here. The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo is brought to you by Palm Springs Photo Festival.

For further information, please contact Palm Springs Photo Festival at review@palmspringsphotofestival.com or 1-800-928-8314.
Public Relations
Press registration will open in July. Visit our Press Resource Center for more information.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail following acceptance of your press credentials.

Any exhibitor can request a pre-registered media list via e-mail approximately six weeks prior to the show. Please request the list by sending an e-mail to ScottHeath@pr-synergy.com. We strongly encourage exhibitors to contact the media prior to the show to inform them about new product introductions, special events, etc.
There will be a Press Room at PhotoPlus 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 the 2016 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 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.

Synergy Communications:

Lou Desiderio - President, Synergy Communications, Inc.

Scott Heath - Executive Vice President, Synergy Communications, Inc.

Photography Conference
Photography And Digital Imaging Trade Shows And Seminars The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo is an annual photography event for professionals, students, educators and advanced amateurs interested in the photography and digital imaging industries such as commercial, editorial, wedding, portrait and art photography, among others. The PhotoPlus photography conference includes photography classes, seminars, lectures and workshops taught by some of the world's finest photography instructors and speakers on subjects such as lighting and posing, wedding photography, business and marketing, social media, software and workflow, and video and multimedia.

You may choose to purchase a variety of conference passes that suit your time or budget. These pass options provide access to classes that reveal the latest trends and techniques, and may help you reach new skill levels and compete more effectively in today's active photo business market. The experience and knowledge you can gain by attending the PhotoPlus Conference may be more than you can obtain anywhere else. Advanced amateur and professional photographers alike can be inspired by a conference class to try something new, develop broader photographic skills, redefine a personal photographic style or learn to rely less on software and post-production and more on yourself, your vision and your camera. Even more, a conference class at Photo Plus is a great place to be surrounded by other photographers who share a similar passion, all while learning from your favorite photographers.

The PhotoPlus photography trade show provides attendees with access to emerging technology, hardware and software solutions and digital imaging product demonstrations from some of the leading brand names in the photography industry such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Epson, Adobe and many others. This is one of the best places to try and compare products and even discover the unexpected solution that may help you be more creative or productive.

PhotoPlus also includes a variety of evening networking events around New York City after conference and trade show hours that feature refreshments, entertainment and information. People attend these events to reconnect, make introductions, share ideas and have fun.

The PhotoPlus Conference and Expo is held annually in October at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and regularly attracts over 250 exhibitors and nearly 22,000 attendees.