In a sign of our slowly-back-to-normality times, CEPIC (Centre of the Picture Industry) organization has announced today the 2022 edition of CEPIC Congress will once again be a physical event, open to all its members, to be held on the island of Mallorca, Spain, in May 2022.
The announcement comes as the organization itself undergoes structural changes towards a more global, inclusive approach to visual communication, with more details to be unveiled at a later date.
The President of CEPIC, Christina Vaughan –who was appointed a couple of months back in July 2021– has sent out a communication today to inform all members of the exciting news that the traditional, annual CEPIC Congress is back next year, as a “physital” (a combination of physical and digital modalities) event, in Spain.
The CEPIC Congress 2022 (Or C22 as they call it) will take place in Palma de Mallorca, from the 25th to the 27th of May, 2022.
Registration will open in January 2022, however, those who have already registered for the (canceled) 2020 edition will have their registration automatically transferred for the upcoming event. For those delegates that had booked and paid for accommodation for that event, they will be moved to the new dates at no cost.
While not a lot of details have yet been revealed, Vaughan did share that this comeback event is receiving a lot of interest and support from global partners, and they’re working on an innovative program, complete with special guest speakers, different from everything that was seen before. The goal is to reunite the visual communications industry, and at the same time embrace and include new businesses in related fields as well as the latest technological developments, to shape up the industry in the post-pandemic times.
Ultimately, C22 aims at giving everyone support, and a chance to network and make professional connections in person, something many have long awaited since 2020.
As mentioned, Christina Vaughan was appointed President of CEPIC at the beginning of July 2021, alongside other four new board members, tasked with leading the institution as it goes global and evolves to adjust to new times. Vaughan, founder and CEO of the Image Source Group, had served as President of CEPIC from 2009 to 2013, as well.
This was just the first step in a series of changes for the organization. The CEPIC has now re-registered to be no longer a European-only consortium, but a global body welcoming members from all over the world.
Amongst these new members, they expect new businesses and faces that make up for the current landscape in visual communications. The firm also welcomes ideas, comments, and inquiries from members, ahead of the C22 event which details will be revealed in the time between now and May 2022.
An example of the photography and visual industry’s resilience, the upcoming CEPIC Congress 2022 promises exciting news and opportunities.
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