Connect with image/footage/art buyers!

Our next expo will be in New York on October 25, 2017.

Discover new prospects and build stronger relationships with your existing clients by exhibiting or advertising at our expos. We have an annual expo in New York in the fall, and the spring expo typically alternates between Chicago and another city.

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.

The information exchange and feed back from current and potential customers was was a great learning experience.
– Walt Lyons, WeatherVideoHD.TV

Securing people’s attention for minutes (rather than seconds online) allows you to explain in detail how your collection and service meets their needs. Positive personal contact creates loyalty.

We admit only professional buyers and researchers, ensuring your time and investment is entirely productive – more so than advertising and a lot more fun!

Visual Connections always lives up to its billing as the only event that successfully connects the image buyers with the image providers. We have never missed a Visual Connections event, anywhere...
– Edward Whitley, Bridgeman Images

Buyers from all market sectors attend our events, including advertising, design, publishing, magazines, newspapers, education, corporate, travel and TV production (see attendees at 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.

Visual Connections event
It’s always good to connect with our loyal customers! We get to talk to them face to face instead of via email, it’s much more personal that way! And it shows everyone we’re still here!!
– Maryann Groves, North Wind Picture Archives

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

  • Entry is free to professional image/footage/art 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/footage/art buyers.
  • We send regular e-mails to thousands of 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.

97% of attendees come to find new sources of visual media. They also come to meet with existing suppliers, 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 buyers really want to come and meet you!

The best part was meeting all the art buyers and creatives! And the second was being with fellow stock agencies. I love the camaraderie that I felt with all the other stock agencies. This is my first VC and I have never felt so welcome. What an amazing venue to have them come to! I met so many people that I am still reeling!
– Ophelia Chong, Stock Pot Images, LLC

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