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The Photography & Video Show 2024 is a resounding success

Birmingham's NEC event captivates with innovation and creativity

The Photography & Video Show 2024

The Photography & Video Show, held from March 16th to 19th at Birmingham’s NEC, has successfully concluded, drawing enthusiasts and professionals from the photography and videography sectors. This year, the footfall at the event appeared to be greater than ever, and chatting with the manufacturers and businesses across the show floor showed a real buzz from the industry.

The annual event has stood out as a hub of innovation, learning, and community engagement, attracting a diverse audience eager to explore the latest industry trends and technologies.

The event’s dynamic atmosphere was charged with creativity and inspiration, facilitated by a rich lineup of esteemed speakers from around the globe. These industry experts shared their knowledge and experiences through captivating stories, live demonstrations, and insightful tutorials across six stages. The Masterclass series, a highlight of the event, offered tailored learning experiences for attendees at all levels of expertise, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Workshops led by renowned photographers like Kelly Brown and Forough Yavari were particularly noteworthy, providing deep dives into the nuances of photographic and videographic arts.

A significant feature of this year’s show was the expanded Creator Playground, which offered interactive areas throughout the venue. These spaces, designed to enhance the immersive experience, allowed attendees to engage directly with the latest equipment and technologies. The event’s thematic competitions and galleries, centered around ‘Change Your Perspective,’ encouraged participants to explore and express their creativity in new ways.

The show met its objectives of offering hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment, imparting new skills, and inspiring attendees. Industry giants such as Adobe and Sony praised the event for its networking opportunities and the vibrant community it fostered. Pei Ketron from Adobe highlighted the value of community building and expressed eagerness to deepen involvement with the UK’s photography community. Luke Curtis of Sony also commended the exhibition for its enriching interactions and business opportunities.

Event Director Ruth Folkard reflected positively on the show’s achievements, praising the effort of exhibitors and the reception of the speaker lineup. With an eye towards the future, she expressed anticipation for the next year’s event, which is set to take place at London’s Excel in March 2025.

The Photography & Video Show 2024 not only served as a testament to the vitality and dynamism of the photography and videography communities but also set the stage for future gatherings. With the event moving to London’s Excel in 2025, the industry awaits another exciting chapter in this evolving narrative of creativity and innovation.


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