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WPPI 2018 in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Mandalay Bay Convention Center is filled to the brim with new technology that photographers are gathered to embrace.  Wedding and portrait photographers from all over the country have been gathering this week to stay ahead of the fast moving industry to give their clients the best that can be offered.


Products from all different companies are on display and available to be tested by the attendees.  Drones have been at a fast pace within the industry opening different opportunities for the photographers to offer their clients.  With the broadening of drones comes with it new technique to use the equipment and rules that are directed by the government.  Camera and independent lens were being checked out along with different level of travel bags that met the airline guidelines.  The great advantage of WPPI is that everyone is willing to share ideas and help improve the industry so that everyone can succeed.

WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers

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Las Vegas – Time is closing in for the largest Wedding and Portrait Photographers Conference in the country.  Over 12,000 attendees have registered for the four-day conference to learn the latest techniques from top professionals across the world covering portrait to wedding photography.  Conference and Expo will be February 24-28 in Las Vegas.
  WPPI (Wedding Professional Photographers International) gives opportunity for attendees to network and learn techniques from the top suppliers and competitors in the industry.  The drone industry has invaded society and competition has become stronger within the photography business.  There will be seminars with speakers willing to share all their expertise on how they have met this challenge head on to create a successful business. 

World of Concrete

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Professionals numbering nearly 60,000 from around the world attended the World of Concrete to get the up to the minute cutting-edge technology with hands-on demonstrations of the new products that are available.  Solutions that are advancing the industry were displayed at the exhibits and hands on practices taught at the educational classes. The World of Concrete offered 172 sessions for participants to acquire training and certification. 


Since 1975 the WOC has been the industry’s only commercial concrete-masonry construction industry that is considered an international event.  The Las Vegas Convention Center and several large lots were filled with displays, equipment and demonstrations.  Large concrete pumper trucks, ready mix trucks featuring the change over to natural gas power, competitions within the masonry professionals showed their speed and skills and many more engaging activities were presented every day.


40th SHOT Show

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Sands Expo and Convention Center held the 40th SHOT Show in Las Vegas.  The SHOT Show is the most anticipated hunting and outdoor trade show in the country.  Exhibitor’s space covered over 630,000 square feet with more than 64,000 in attendance and 2,000 exhibitors representing over 100 countries.  The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the association that organized the event. 


NSSF conducted classes and seminars to educate across the industry about regulations that need to be complied with as well as other aspects that would help in improving the industry.  The trade event was held only for commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products plus services.  This is an annual event with no public attendance allowed.

Lyft President John Zimmer predicts future growth

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) discussed with John Zimmer the future of Lyft’s vision. John Zimmer is Co-Founder and President of Lyft.  Gary Shapiro focused the first part of the keynote speech with John Zimmer with questions on how he built Lyft.  The LIT (Leaders in Technology) dinner addressed 600 policymakers, top technologists and entrepreneurs.  The dinner was held inside the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn in Las Vegas.


John Zimmer visions the growth of Lyft to continue at a phenomenal pace because more people moving to the cities and giving up the second car.  Zimmer spoke about the average car owner uses their vehicle only four percent of the time with an average American family spending $9,000 per year on their vehicle including gas and insurance.  Lyft is available in 95 percent of the United States and is expanding to Toronto.  Presently there are more than one million rides a day made by Lyft drivers.  Car Seat services will be expanding for parents riding with babies. 

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