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The Only Conference in the World focused on turning Memories into Money

APPO Conference

If you enjoy making video slideshows, designing photobooks for family or friends or just love photos and stories then I would like to personally invite you to join us at the APPO conference in Orlando April 9th -11th, 2015. Picture Perfect Profits, APPO’s annual conference is the only educational conference and expo for photo organizers and photo enthusiasts in the world and you do not need to be a member of APPO to attend.

The conference features 15 breakout sessions, 6 pre-conference intensives, 8 plus main stage sessions, a photo safari with professional photographer Nick Kelsh and an impressive lineup of exhibitors including Photodex excited to connect with you!

You will learn tips on marketing, branding, pricing and ways to earn more money while connecting with a warm and welcoming community of photo enthusiasts! Watch the video below for an overview of what you can expect.

Set against the magical backdrop of Disney, APPO’s annual conference will challenge, enrich, inspire, and engage YOU whether you are considering starting a business or you are a seasoned professional looking to improve your skills. The cost to attend is only $449 for two and half days and if you register by January 31st you will save $100! Check out our video slide show about the conference created by Jenny Larson, owner of Forever Digital Memories and the popular speaker on the ProShow webinar called, Making Reunion Slide Shows for Fun and Profit.

If you are still asking yourself, why attend, I have an answer: Connections! When I started APPO, I knew that our long-term success was dependent on creating a lively, engaging and valuable annual conference. I knew this because of my own experiences attending events; nothing can surpass the unique, personal, and insightful conversations you have with other people, live and in person. A chance encounter in an elevator, sitting at lunch next to someone for the first time, saying yes to a roommate you’ve never met, all of these moments can have an invaluable impact on your business and your life. In our busy social media crazy world, we can feel attached but we are often missing the synergy of face-to-face connections. Amazing ideas, new connections and partnerships are born when you join with others who bring likeminded passion and commitment to an event.

In addition to connecting with people just like you, our trade show concept is also unique. Our industry partners are some of the best people to get to know. Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, our vendors can become your best friend and allies in helping you grow your business. They can help you position yourself as an expert. This is why we invite our exhibitors to be in the same room as the conference.

But, let’s face it, we are all busy, not only with our work but with our families as well. The demands on our time are varied but significant; many of you are raising families or work full time or are the caretakers of elderly parents and the thought of taking a few days away to participate in a conference can seem like another chore on a full list. However, I know from experience, attending a live conference is just what you need to uncover new ways to grow your business and make wonderful connections.

So please consider attending, I would love to meet you in sunny Florida in a few months.

Cathi Nelson
Founder, CEO of APPO.

 Cathi NelsonCathi Nelson founded the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) as an answer to the growing challenge of our digital age – an easy solution for organizing printed photos, digital photos, videos and everything in between.





Amanda works in Photodex's marketing department and heads up the company's pr and events efforts. She loves photography, living in Austin and making slideshows.