CEPIC Congress In Zagreb

Posted on 3/15/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The annual CEPIC Congress, the world’s largest event where licensors of still still and footage get to together to discuss issues facing their industry, will be held from 25 to 27 May 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel.
So far 240 delegates have registered representing 145 companies from 31 countries. The numbers are expected to increase significantly in the next two months. Most of those who attend are CEOs and sales representatives of picture agencies and video companies. Commercial photographers, videographers and IT industry suppliers are encouraged to attend and avail themselves of the opportunity to meet in a short period of time with so many industry leaders.

Among the issues to be discussed are:

1The Challenge of Crowdsourcing: How is crowdsourcing likely to affect commercial licensing of visual content and what can traditional players do to adapt to this new reality?

2The Business of Free: Will free content attract more customers to professional content. Free content is rushing into the marketplace and grabbing the attention of an increasing audience. How is the best way to adapt to this new reality?

3Metadata: The importance of good metadata and ways to avoid losing it in the many transitions that take place across the supply chain. (http://cepic.org/congress/metadata-conference-2016)

4Copyright: Infringements are increasing. Learn how to protect your content and monetize infringements efficiently. Check out this CEPIC White Paper on the Protection of Image Providers Online.

5The Future of Keywording: Will auto-tagging and machine learning make it easier to find the right image and how quickly will it become a reality. The panel discussing the issue will host traditional service providers as well as the founders of deep machine learning systems.

For more information about fees and registration check out this link.

CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

Another feature of the Congress is the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards. Members of CEPIC and professional photographers cooperating with them may submit images in this competition. Images will be selected in 5 categories and a total of € 5000 will be awarded in prizes. This is the second year for this award which was organized in cooperation with East News (Poland). The Awards website: http://www.cepic-photography-awards.com. The deadline for entries is May 6, 2016. For more information on the Awards see here.

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Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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