DMLA and CEPIC Conferences

Posted on 6/12/2020 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The two major trade associations for those who license stock photo images and video are CEPIC and DMLA.

The DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association) is primarily a U.S. organization that usually has its annual conference in late October. CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage) is based in Europe, and usually draws attendees from around the world. CEPIC normally has its annual Congress in late May or early June. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was necessary to postpone its 2020 Congress. The 2020 Congress has now been re-scheduled to take place from May 19 through 21, 2021 with no actual Congress occurring in 2020.
The 2021 CEPIC Congress will be held Palma de Mallorca, at the Gran Melià Victoria hotel, the same venue that was planned for 2020. All delegates who registered for CEPIC 2020 will have their registrations transferred automatically to CEPIC 2021.

Delegates who booked and paid for a room at the Gran Melià Victoria will get their rooms transferred to the new dates at no cost, but there will be no refund in case of cancellation.

CEPIC hopes this news is a relief to all the delegates, sponsors and partners, especially those who contacted them in the last weeks concerned about the feasibility of a CEPIC Congress in September 2020 and the implications of travelling abroad this year.

Registration for the CEPIC Congress 2021 will begin in January 2021. For more information check out this link.

Digital Media Licensing Conference

The DMLA still plans to hold its conference at the Downtown Marriott in New York City October 25-27, 2020.

The board has strong hopes that the pandemic will be behind us by October, but the quarantine has taught us the importance of finding creative ways to stay connected. In the event that nit is still necessary to keep distance from others, DMLA is concurrently planning how to deliver the same conference content virtually.

The conference will explore important topics in our industry, including resilience in the face of crisis, the challenges and opportunities in free content, emerging technologies like synthetic content, and recent legal decisions affecting the industry‘s future.

If there are other topics you would like to discuss please share your ideas with executive director, Elaine Vitt (, or the conference chair, Tom Smith (gbz@tnqbvzntrf.pbz).
For highlights of last year’s conference check out this video. Registration information will be available soon.

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