London, Feb. 26, 2008. BAPLA has opened its doors to welcome all image suppliers as exhibitors at its annual event The Picture Buyers´ Fair, 7-8 May 2008. The opportunity, previously only open to BAPLA Members, is now offered to all image suppliers.
PBF is the largest event of its kind in the world for image buyers and is now in its seventh year. It offers access to over 15,000 images buyers via the BAPLA image buyers´ newsletter.
Of the 4,315 people who registered for PBF in 2007, over half (56.18%) attended. This percentage is higher than the event and trade fair industry average (40%).
Known for its diverse selection of image supplier exhibitors, this years PBF promises image buyers a greater selection of exhibitors than ever before. The show encompasses a wide range of collections, from worldwide agencies to unique specialist sources. This year over 115 exhibitors have already confirmed - 19% of which have exhibited every year since PBF began.
Within one week of registration going live, over 600 companies have registered to attend; with the greatest demand coming from designers and magazine picture desks.
Attractions include a free seminar programme on topical industry issues as well as essential favourites such as copyright law, as well as the evening awards and drinks reception. New for 2008 - the CEPIC International Agent´s breakfast creating a business platform for agencies from across the globe.
For information on registering to attend PBF as a visitor, booking a stand, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bapla.org.uk.
BAPLA is the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies. BAPLA represents circa 80% of the UK's picture libraries and agencies. BAPLA helps foster the community of image suppliers, image buyers, photographers and industry service suppliers. The Picture Buyers' Fair is a trade show organised by BAPLA for image suppliers and their image-buying clients. The UK has the largest concentration of image libraries in the world.
BAPLA’s Picture Buyers’ Fair, (PBF), was launched in 2002 to provide a unique face to face platform for image buyers to meet with image suppliers. Largest event for image buyers in the world - 4,315 people registered for PBF in 2007 of which over half (56.18%) attended; this percentage is higher than the event and trade fair industry average (40%). PBF attracts new and wider audiences each year - nearly half (47%) of last year’s image buyers were first time attendees.