CEPIC 2013 – Congress 2013 is going south to the sunshine! The largest and most international of industry conferences will be held in Barcelona , the capital of Catalonia in Spain from June 11th to 14th 2013. We will be returning to Barcelona, last visited by CEPIC in June 2000, with the Annual Industry Congress scheduled to take place by the sea at Barcelona’s World Trade Centre from June 11th to 14th 2013 inclusive.
With London 2012 still fresh in mind as an exciting, diverse, multi cultural and historical city, London 2012 was one of the most successful for image industry professionals who also love to socialise – delegates are still talking about the After Party where CEPIC Delelgates danced until 4am in London’s trendy Soho, having completed a record number of meetings. We also knew it was time to visit Mediterranean Europe once more and to go to a country renowned for its hospitality, trendiness and fiestas as well as ist creativity, culture and sunny beaches .
CEPIC President, Christina Vaughan commented ‚”The World Trade Centre is a beautiful venue for our Congress. Barcelona is a wonderful city with good international connections. We hope to build on the business successes of the last few years and provide you with sunshine, Mediterranean hospitality, friendliness and a great programme of seminars as well as all the social and business opportunities that you have grown used to from your CEPIC Team.”
CEPIC was founded in 1993 to have a unified representation in light of new legislation emerging from Brussels. Registered as an EEIG (Economic European Interest Group) in Paris in 1999 and achieving observer status at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) in 1997, as the first organisation within the picture industry to do so, CEPIC now represents aproximately 900 picture sources in 20 countries across Europe. CEPIC has been a member of IPTC since 2005 and of ICOMP since 2009.
CEPIC's membership includes the two global players Getty and Corbis, large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums. It has affiliates all over the world.
The annual CEPIC Congress is the largest global gathering of the international photo community. In 2012 in London, it attracted 663 participants from 373 companies and 35 countries worldwide.