PMA 2011 Moves to CES 2012
The rumors that flew around cyber-space all day Wednesday are true – the 2011 PMA, recently renamed and re-positioned as CliQ, has been moved from its early September, 2011 dates (6-11) to Jan. 10-13 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. It will run concurrently with the 2012 International CES.
Ironically, PMA had made the move to a September time slot, from their usual Q1 timeframe in large part to avoid an annual conflict with CES. The re-naming to the “CliQ Show” was done, in part, to change the show’s feel and add more workshops, how-to’s and a general consumer element.
While PMA claims exhibitor space was tracking close to recent years, the absence of several of the major manufacturers, including Canon and Nikon, was hurting 2011 show efforts. This coupled with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has crippled much of the imaging industry’s Q4 product manufacturing factored in in moving this agreement along.