ICOMP comes to Ireland

This year ICOMP will be participating at the annual CEPIC congress.

The goal of CEPIC, the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage, is to be the centre of the picture industry. CEPIC represents over 1,000 picture sources in Europe with members from most different European countries. The aim of CEPIC is to be a united voice for the press, stock & heritage organisations of Europe in all matters pertaining to the photographic industry.

The CEPIC Congress, held 9th to 13th of June 2010, is the largest event of its kind in the world, presenting the entire spectrum of the Image Industry each year in a different European city. After a very successful CEPIC Dresden last year, with over 600 delegates in spite of the recession – we are looking forward to this year’s CEPIC Congress being even more successful.

ICOMP’s participation in the CEPIC congress will primarily be on Friday, 11th June 2010 – the day will start at 2pm with Lord Alan Watson, Chairman of ICOMP providing a consultation on the future of Intellectual Property online. In addition to this, David Wood, ICOMP Legal Counsel, will be participating in a panel discussion entitled Initiatives for Growth in the Online Environment, moderated by internet entrepreneur Franck Perrier.

Other events of note taking place during the CEPIC congress include a panel discussion entitled the Mass Digitisation of Cultural Heritage, on 10th June as well as Threats and Opportunities for Content Owners in the Online Space, a presentation given by Ben Edelman on 12th June.

Klaus Plaumann
Vice President CEPIC