Cepic Congress Registration Opens, Moderating New Media Day

The Cepic Congress 2011, which will take place in Istanbul from18 to 21 May, has opened for registration over the week-end. I am thankful for  having been asked to moderate the second edition of the ‘New Media’ day and I’m looking forward to bring together a group of great speakers, panels and contributors in collaboration with the Cepic team.

We will build on what was a very successful first edition of the event. Moving beyond industry dividing lines I plan to look at all  ways to monetize pictures, from optimizing existing models to looking outside the industry and to the future for inspiration.

We still have some time to go but over the coming weeks and months I will be posting updates about subjects we will address and speakers. At the same time you will continue to find articles about the business of pictures here on Fast Media Magazine running upto the Congress.


CEPIC welcomes Marco Oonk, the founder and editor of the well known industry blog Fast Media Magazine, to head up this exciting and cutting edge conference this year.

In a time where Facebook introduces facial recognition to tag images, and magazines come to ipad, while Microstock introduces a reader that creates visual albums from web content, and Google is seemingly everywhere it’s easy to see how ‘new media’ are becoming mainstream ever faster. More applications for imagery provide enormous opportunities for businesses that are at the heart of the picture industry.

In this world of fast moving media goods businesses have an opportunity, and responsibility, to adapt rapidly and take a leadership position.

We will build on a very successful New Media conference in Dublin 2010. In the Istanbul edition we will be looking at ways to connect to a fast growing (and moving) group of picture buyers that publish, consume and share pictures. Speakers from other industries and experts from within will share what they have done to connect to their audience and how these connections are making them money. Attendants will be given ideas, as well as practical tools that can be used to adapt businesses for the future.

Marco Oonk says: Preparations have started for the 2011 CEPIC Congress in Istanbul. I’m proud to be part of the event by moderating the follow up to the successful 2010 New Media day. It’s still early but the concept of this second edition is taking shape quickly and we are committed to build on the experience of Dublin and give real value to attendees on this special day full of inspirational speakers and expert panel. At the biggest conference for the picture industry in the world we will bring together the latest ideas and tactics that will help keep the industry moving forward.

We look forward to your attendance at the Istanbul conference and hope to see you again at this great day of debate and learning.


Marco Oonk organises the New Media Confernce. He is the founder and editor of fast growing industry blog: Fast Media Magazine, the picture business guide. He is also the co-founder of www.picturemedia.biz a company that offers sales and marketing services for picture agencies. Prior to founding these companies he worked in stockphotography companies for over 15 years including senior management positions at both Getty Images and Corbis.

  • The New Media Conference will take place in the Kaghitane Hall of the Haliç Congress Center
  • The Kaghitane Hall has a seat capacity of 266
  • Access is included in the fee of CEPIC Congress Participants, however with a commitment fee of 20 € to reserve a seat
  • Registration to New Media Conference 2 for Non Congress Participants will start no later than March 2011 at 190 €
  • If you are interested in participating in the New Media Conference 2 and want more information, please contact Sylvie Fodor at CEPIC or register your interest at istanbul2011@cepic.org to get on the mailing list!

Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses