All photographers, from professionals to enthusiasts, are welcome to attend our Convention and/or Trade Show.
The Societies of Photographers 2023 Convention
Put the dates in your diary now!
Full Convention: Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th March 2023
FREE* Trade Show Dates: Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th March 2023
Venue: Novotel London West, Hammersmith
If you are an aspiring professional, this Convention and Trade Show is a must!
The Societies of Photographers’ members and non-members are welcome.
The 2023 Convention is a veritable feast of education, with four days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game. The three-day Trade Show spanning the Thursday to Saturday is a gathering of the who’s who in the photographic industry, with the ‘big guns’ present and eager to show you the latest in technology and design.
*Pre-register before 28 February 2023 for FREE and avoid £10 entry fee to Trade Show.
TAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
All the latest photographic equipment, products and services will be on show, and attendees will be able to watch demonstrations from leading manufacturers on their products. All the major players in the industry will be exhibiting, so it’s a good opportunity to meet the key personnel behind the latest photography equipment.
Many of the 100+ exhibitors will also be offering special deals on their products and services, exclusive to the show.
Trade Show Opening Times
Check out the Free Seminars and Demos
Don’t miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world’s best photographers. 150 hours of classes have been arranged for the 2023 Convention.
If you are looking for a more hands-on experience without having to fight the crowds, the Superclasses are for you. Limited to just 15 delegates, these informative and educational workshops will enhance your Convention experience.
Take your business to the next level! The Societies’ Business School has created an amazing reputation and is an intrinsic part of the annual Convention. All delegates who attend leave with a wealth of information to plough straight back into their businesses. The theme of the Business School in 2023 is business development and growth – how to best manage your business, with creativity being the consistent thread that runs through the programme. The school will be hosted and steered by Gillian Devine, one the most motivational speakers and one who has a great reputation for designing and influencing some of the most successful businesses within our industry.
This highly-focused, power-packed business school has been designed to bring you successful professional photographers who have taken their business to the next level. They will share with you their thoughts and secrets of their business.
Don’t miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world’s most successful photographers.
The 2023 Business School is proudly sponsored by One Vision Imaging.
20×16″ Print Competition
The 20×16” Print Competition judging takes place at the Convention, where delegates are invited to watch the judging process. Merited images will be displayed for visitors to view in the Convention Exhibition Area (dependent on space and amount of award-winning images).
Join us at the glittering Awards Night and celebrate the success of photographers from around the world. The 2022 Monthly Image Competition, 2023 20×16” Print competition and Trade Awards winners will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony.
Qualifications at the Convention
We are laying down the challenge to our valued members to gain Licentiateship, Associateship or Fellowship accreditation for their work at the 2023 Convention. The judging process is held in public, so photographers can watch the assessment process, this in itself is an invaluable learning process.
Join us on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th in the Chablis Suite and experience the live judging for yourself.
All bookings are final. We reserve the right to change speakers and exhibitors without notice.
Would you like to be considered as a speaker? If so, please read our speaker information page ‘here’