Founded in 1939, PMDA has been contributing continuously to the progress and welfare of the photoimaging industry for 70 years with emphasis on the particular interests of photo imaging product manufacturers and distributors.
PMDA provides a forum throughout the business year for its membership to exchange ideas and learn of new technologies and business trends in addition to administering programs that promote photography to the general public. Our monthly programs and symposiums feature leading photo and imaging product suppliers and retailers, as well as financial analysts and technical experts.
On the eve of the annual convention and trade show of PMA International, we hold an annual PMDA Awards Dinner honoring outstanding industry individuals and technical achievements. From year to year we also schedule the PMDA Public Forum in New York City, where we are addressed by a headline personality from the communications, government or corporate business community on current topics.
For more than 12 years, PMDA has been promoting photography at leisure-time shows around the nation with our Photo Information Booth. This traveling photo and photo/imaging product exhibit visits several outdoor sports and/or boating shows a year where visitors are known to link picture taking to their main hobby interests.
PMDA has also teamed up with PMA International to create the Photographic Information Council (PIC) to promote photography to the general public. We have created a fantastic website (takegreatpictures.com), which has proven itself over and over again. You can find great tips and techniques, celebrity photographers, contests, new product releases and projects galore – to name a few of the many features of the site.
The member companies of PMDA have a box seat on the changing product and business developments of our industry and an unequaled opportunity to network with other industry principals and managers in the hour-long receptions preceding each of our meetings and special events.
Prospective members are urged to contact the PMDA office for an application.