London CEPIC Week:
Great for Business!
The main networking space: the Table Area at the CEPIC Congress © CTK Photobank
London CEPIC Week closed on an absolute high on Friday night with an amazing Annual Industry Party sponsored by Corbis at Somerset House where delegates were able to enjoy a fabulous exhibition organised by the prestigious World Photography Association. Afterwards, delegates danced until the early hours at The After Party in Soho.

The resounding message coming back from this year's Congress was how great it had been for business! In a week that saw more economic crisis and concern in the Eurozone, it was wonderful to hear how much business had been done - new and old - and how delegates were delighted to meet so many people in one place.

For the CEPIC team in a tough Euro economy, the most clear target was to facilitate business networking and new contracts - and this has been delivered on better than any Congress of recent times. More people did more business than ever before in a truly global environment. CEPIC President Christina Vaughan commented " the one thing that has delighted me more than anything, particularly as many in our industry are still steering through challenging times, is the fact that almost all delegates told me how much business they did. And that was my main goal - I wanted to create business opportunities for all our members in one place. I am also delighted by the positive response to putting photography at our heart by the two wonderful photographic exhibitions at the Congress Centre, the Presentation by Jonathan Torgovnik and hosting our Annual Party at the Sony WPO exhibition".

Delegates may not have had sunshine and at times felt the unseasonably cold English weather but business was done and plenty of it. That is an important goal of CEPIC as well as the learning and educational seminars with one of the best IPTC Metadata days ever as well as a visionary keynote from Dave Coplin of Bing.

The final destination for Congress 2013 is still to be confirmed but the likelihood is that it will be in much warmer climes! Watch this space!

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