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PMA@CES FAQ's

Why is the PMA show now at CES?
With the convergence of digital imaging and consumer electronics, PMA has decided to move the show to the International CES for several reasons:
•    The traditional photo market that PMA serves has a need to look into new products and services outside the strictly photo market to offer their customers. CES is the ideal venue for such products.
•    PMA@CES will bring a breadth and depth of photo-specific products and services that CES attendees would not have otherwise been able to experience.
•    PMA and CES have enjoyed a close relationship over the years as this convergence has taken place, and believe now is the best time to combine our efforts to bring the ultimate event in photo to the ultimate event in consumer electronics.


Are PMA and CEA now one organization?
No. PMA and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are separate associations that have come together to offer their members and event attendees an enhanced opportunity to explore the photographic and imaging industry and learn how to take advantage of the integration and connectivity of personal content and home entertainment.
What does PMA@CES mean for attendees and exhibitors?
PMA has created a focused area within the 2014 International CES for digital imaging. Beginning with the 2012 International CES, products that are aimed at both the consumer and professional imaging market will now be located within one event. For 2014, PMA will again bring its expertise in the professional digital imaging marketplace to CES and offer again, a complete array of digital imaging located together. The International CES badge will allow access to both International CES and the PMA@CES Exhibits. Registrants for the PMA conferences will automatically receive CES badge credentials.

Will there still be education and conferences?
Yes. PMA will continue to offer top-notch educational sessions to photo imaging trade and professional photographers. The preshow PMA conferences, which will include DIMA, PSPA, SPAA and AIE  programming will take place January 5-6, 2014, at Bally’s Las Vegas. PMA@CES conference sessions will take place at The LVH on January 7-9, 2014. Information about these education sessions and speakers can be found here.

For information contact:

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Jeff Frazine
Sales Executive
Trade Exhibit Sales
517-788-8100  
 ext. 101

jfrazine@pmai.org







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Bill Covey
Trade Exhibit Services
517-788-8100
ext. 103

bcovey@pmai.org
What is PMA@CES?
PMA@CES is the overall presence of PMA at the 2014 International CES. As part of that presence, DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association) PSPA (Professional School Photographers Association) and SPAA (Sports Photographers Association of America) will host their annual preshow conferences at Bally’s Las Vegas January 5-6, 2014.  Additional conference programming will also be offered by the AIE (Association of Imaging Executives) Future Imaging Summit. The 2014 International CES®, which runs Tuesday, January 7 - Friday, January 10, 2014, will include PMA@CES conference sessions, the PMA@CES Exhibits plus other events, all taking place at The LVH (formerly Las Vegas Hilton), located next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just a short monorail ride away from Bally's Las Vegas.

International CES Exhibits will be open:

Tuesday, January 7       10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 9        9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, January 10             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


PSPA & SPAA Conference Sessions:
Sunday, January 5   7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 6   7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


DIMA Annual Conference Sessions:
Sunday, January 5   1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 6   7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

AIE Future Imaging Summit Sessions:
Sunday, January 5   1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 6   1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PMA@CES Conference sessions:

Tuesday, January 7        8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                                        1:00 p.m. -   3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 8   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                                        1:00 p.m. -   3:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 9     8:30 a.m. -  9:30 a.m.

                                      9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

I’m a previous PMA attendee.  How do I register for CES?
It’s very easy to register for the 2014 International CES and PMA@CES Register Here.  Registration is FREE if you register before 11:59 p.m. EST, August 31.  Starting September  1, a $100 registration fee takes effect through January 1, 2014.  The on-site registration fees begin January 2nd, and increase to $200.

What else, besides the PMA@CES exhibits, will be at The LVH?
In addition to PMA@CES exhibits, CES has recently announced keynote addresses will take place at The LVH. High-performance audio exhibits, the IT/Wireless & Connected Home, Safe Driver, iLounge Pavilion, as well as additional exhibits for computer hardware & software, connected home, electronic gaming, emerging technology, entertainment/content, internet-based multimedia services, lifestyle electronics, telecommunications infrastructure and wireless & wireless devices, will also be located at The LVH.

Will PMA be offering a hotel block, as in the past? When will this information be available?
PMA has secured hotel rooms at Bally's Las Vegas, the host hotel for the DIMA, PSPA and SPAA Conferences and the AIE Future Imaging Summit.  Requests for room blocks of 10-plus rooms may be emailed at any time to Suzi Barger  sbarger@pmai.org .  

Discounted PMA reservations at Bally's, Paris, Harrah's and the Flamingo can be booked
 online .



How do I register for CES using the PMA  information I received in a recent email?
Because you’re a loyal PMA attendee, you have been designated as a PMA and PMA@CES alumni. Simply click on the registration link in the email, enter your email address in the box where indicated and the registration system will look up your information.  Follow the directions on the screen and proceed and a registration form will pop up pre-populated with your demographic information. All you have to do is confirm this information is still correct then complete the rest of the registration process, hit the “submit” button and you’re all set. You’ll then receive an email confirming your registration for the 2014 International CES and PMA@CES is complete. If you need assistance with your registration, please contact PMA at 1-517-788-8100 or registration@pmai.org.  You can also contact CES registration at 1-866-233-7968.

Will attendees be able to move freely from all areas of CES including the PMA@CES exhibits? Are there additional fees?
International CES attendees are able to access all exhibits, including the PMA@CES exhibits, with their registration badge and badge holder. Registration for DIMA, PSPA, SPAA and the PMA@CES conference sessions will require additional fees. Visit the PMA@CES website or CESweb.org website for details as they become available. 

Will there be transportation available between The LVH, Bally's Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention Center?
Yes!  CES will run complimentary shuttles between The LVH, the Venetian and the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Monorail is also available to utilize for transportation between The LVH, the Las Vegas Convention Center and Bally's Las Vegas.  More information on transportation, shuttle services and the monorail can be found here.


Exhibitor FAQ's
 
If I am already a CES exhibitor with space in the LVCC, can I move to the PMA@CES exhibit area?
Yes. CES exhibitors interested in relocating to the PMA@CES exhibit area should contact Jeff Frazine at jfrazine@pmai.org or 1-517-788-8100, ext. 101 for more information.

I am interested in getting space at PMA@CES.  Is there a floor plan that I can review? Who can I contact?
Exhibiting information, including a floor plan, pricing, and other collateral, is available here. Contact Jeff Frazine by email jfrazine@pmai.org or by phone 1-517-788-8100, ext.101 for more information.