Connect with image buyers!

Build stronger relationships with your existing clients, and broaden your client base in all market sectors. We admit only professional image buyers and researchers, ensuring your time and investment is entirely productive – more so than advertising and a lot more fun!

In an age of online business, personal contact is missed by both buyers and sellers. It is still the most effective way to make your business stand out from the crowd: our events create a level playing field, so that the smallest and newest agency can have the same access to new customers as a multi-million dollar agency. Having One-to-one contact with new and existing customers allows you to explain in detail how your collection and service meets their needs. And positive personal contact creates loyalty.

Our next expo will be in Boston on March 26, 2015.

[Visual Connections] is the single most important event I attend. Meeting representatives of companies we do business with adds a valuable ‘connection’ asset and I never fail to find ‘new to me’ vendors with image libraries of specific interest to our publishing concern.
– Doug Brooks, Publications International, Ltd.

Buyers from all market sectors, including advertising, design, publishing, magazines, newspapers, education, corporate and travel, attend our events (see details of our last event in New York). That diversity means that, whether your visual media business is specialist or generalist, small or large, well-established or newly-formed, you will meet buyers interested in talking to you.

This event succeeds in getting the attention of the image buyers more than any other event in the US. [Visual Connections] is a great way for us to stay on their radar.
– Kristie Nilsson, IPNstock

How do we ensure a great turnout at our image expos?

  • Entry is free to professional image buyers and researchers.
  • Quality refreshments are made available throughout the day.
  • We advertise the event in key trade journals, such as GD USA.
  • We distribute press releases to all relevant print and online media.
  • Our partner organizations actively promote our events to their members.
  • We direct mail thousands of image buyers.
  • We send regular e-mails to thousands of image buyers in the six weeks before an event.
  • We run a highly popular prize drawing at each event.
  • We organize educational and professional development seminars.

But the main reason image buyers come is to find new sources of visual media, meet existing suppliers, pick up the latest marketing materials, learn about copyright, licensing and industry trends, and network with peers. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive from past events is a sure indicator that image buyers really want to come and meet you!

[Visual Connections] New York remains the single most important show we attend in the US and it was great to see so many other exhibitors and attendees felt the same way!
– David Price-Hughes, akg-images
Visual Connections event
The best part for me was just being able to meet other providers and share experiences. The environment was open and friendly, not a competitive game of one-upmanship. It was also nice to meet face to face with customers we've met by phone or internet. We received a lot of encouragement and constructive feedback from customers and other exhibitors.
– Kevin Kelly, Boeing Images

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Boston Expo 2015

Our next event, following New York will be in Boston on March 26 at the Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

PACA 19th Annual Conference

Join PACA on October 19-21 and be an active part of our industry’s future. There’s a great program of sessions covering business development and finance, technology, copyright, your customers, etc. We’ll be there!

Prices reduced!

We have reduced our prices for directory listing subscriptions. A basic listing now costs just $2/month, and the most popular, gallery format, now costs just $99/year.

Email image buyers directly

We have renewed our offering for contacting image buyers directly: get 20% off database subscriptions and 12,000 email credits thrown in free!

Free listing for newcomers

For a free, no obligation, one-year listing in our online directory, simply register your details and let us know when you’re done.


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