PDN Photoplus Expo Cancels 2020 Event Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:
PHOTOPLUS is extremely proud to announce PHOTOPLUS+, an online experience and community bringing together visual storytellers with the tools and services they need to create. PHOTOPLUS+ will provide a home for photographers, filmmakers and our brands to connect not just once a year, but year-round.

PHOTOPLUS+ will offer a rich and immersive experience including product showcases, live demos, gear launches, networking opportunities and educational content. Registration for PHOTOPLUS+ is already open and available through PHOTOPLUSexpo.com and will launch with a full slate of content November, 1 of this year.

Since 1983, PHOTOPLUS has brought the photography and video communities together each fall to connect, share ideas, and experience the newest imaging technology. Our goal is always to support, inspire and celebrate this remarkable community, and while we are disappointed we won’t be able to do this in person this year, the safety of our community is our top priority. To that end, we have decided to cancel our in-person event at the Javits Center in New York City scheduled for October 22-24, 2020.

The difficult decision was made after consulting our community partners and supporters and closely monitoring the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the U.S.; current restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees, affecting attendees and participating companies.

“The photography market has been one of the markets hardest hit by COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped advancements in technology or important and inspiring work from our community. Now, more than ever, we’ve seen the essential role imagery plays in our lives and the stories we tell. I have no doubt in the strength and resilience of our industry. We will continue to work and find ways to connect visual storytellers with the brands that help them create,” said Joe Kowalsky, Show Director for PHOTOPLUS. “This is the beginning of something bigger that can help our industry achieve success 365 days a year. We can’t wait to see what we create together,” added Kowalsky.

PHOTOPLUS looks forward to uniting with the photography and video communities at the next full-scale and in-person show slated for October 2021 in NYC. PHOTOPLUS will provide more information, dates and plans for 2021 as they become available over the coming months. Every decision made for the in-person event will ensure we host a successful, safe and healthy event for our exhibitors and attendees.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As an attendee of the show for the last few years I’m going to say that I am going to miss being able to attend but on the same token with the lay of the land right now I am not surprised about the cancellation. 2020 is fast becoming the year that nothing happened and there is a large part of me that doesn’t even want to be in the same place with a lot of people until a vaccine or preventative measure is on hand for public consumption. I sure do miss the live music and convention circuit but not enough to jeopardize my personal health. What do you readers think of this latest cancellation announcement. Chime in down below with your thoughts as its always great to hear from you. See you next time.

Official Website: https://www.photoplusexpo.com/

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