Last week on the premises of the image professionals there was an almost Babylonian confusion of languages mixed with prevailing happy laughter. Our offices were firmly in the hands of our international guests!
The Image Professional’s sales partners from 27 countries met for our Partner Summit in Munich. Topics of the lively exchange included the challenges of digitalization of the consumer, innovative licensing models, best practice of marketing strategies, and the future potential of the industry.
Partner Agencies Visit Image Professionals
The visitors from five continents were primarily high-ranking representatives of our partner agencies, who distribute the high-quality niche collections of Image Professionals in their respective countries and markets. The managing directors from the photo agencies reported on their experiences from their companies in an inspiring guest lecture series where they contributed to the quality and variety of the program.
In addition to the extensive updates on all Image Professionals brands, the partners were given many innovative tools that will actively support them and their customers. Speakers from over a dozen countries reported on their experiences and successes in detail. The current challenges of the image market were analyzed and discussed in highly concentrated workshops. They shared future strategies for success and numerous new market opportunities were intensely discussed. The summit ended with an outlook on the future and a controversial forecast of five trends that could shape and drastically change the image industry in the coming years.
An Optimistic View Into the Future
Martin Skultety, CEO of Image Professionals, expressed his satisfaction at the end of the exciting and inspiring days:
“We were extremely impressed not only by the high number of participating countries but also by the quality of their presentations. The attention and intensity were very high, and the feedback was overwhelming. I think we managed to take everyone with us by inspiring and motivating them for the opportunities ahead.”
Our Partner Summit came to an end far too quickly. On Friday evening, our guests traveled back to their home countries – including Canada, South Africa, South Korea, and Australia.
Promising ideas from many creative minds were developed and collected. You will soon be able to read what we make of them here in our blog, we promise!