For an inaugural event The Big Photo Show went about as well as you can get, there were over 16,000 certified attendees, not including staff or exhibitors!
The theater where I gave my presentation ran really smoothly and was packed with people sitting in the aisles and standing 2-3 deep, at least 250 people for each show. The entire event was very well organized and ran really well. I really enjoyed meeting so many photographers and having the chance to speak to people at the show and one on one. Thanks to everyone who make it to the show!
It was so busy on Saturday that the Sigma booth staff ran out of catalogs, flyers and cards early on the first day. I was told Samys and Pauls had to restock the booth a few times due to the sales of Sigma lenses and other products.
Big thanks to Sigma USA, Jobu designs, Pauls Photo for making it possible for me to part of the show. Being a Los Angeles native and growing up in the area it really meant a lot for me to be able to work at the LA convention center since I have lots of good memories visiting there for different shows. Its always nice to work with Pauls Photo I have always had good experiences visiting Mark or his father for advice or shopping for items for a couple of decades!
I am sure next years show will be even bigger and better!
PMA reports on the show:
Big Photo Show Opens!
Big Photo Show Day 1
Big Photo Show Day 2
PMA@CES, reflecting its rescheduling to coincide with International CES, a major annual consumer electronics trade show also held in Las Vegas.
The PMA International Convention and Trade Show is frequently the occasion for the public introduction of important imaging products