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FIFTY POUND AMAZON VOUCHER TO BE WON!
Just visit as many trade stands as you can. Pick up a sticker from each stand you visit and put it on your Trade Exhibition Passport.
The Passports with the most stickers will be entered into a free prize draw and the lucky winner will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher!The only caveat is that you must visit all of our Premium Members' stands. They're the first 5 on your Trade Passport: Wabalogic, Karl Storz, Nikon UK, Fujifilm, Colourcom (Wellcome Images is the sixth, but they don't have a stand to visit).
AND THAT'S NOT ALL...
Don't miss the Trade Exhibition opening.
A glass of Buck's Fizz to perk you up while you hear what our corporate partners have on show. (Orange juice for the more temperate among you).
NEW THIS YEAR
Ice creams in October? Yes, get back from your workshops in the afternoon and grab a free ice cream in the Conference or James Room. Check out a few more stands before the Trade Exhibition closes – and get a few more stickers on your Trade Passport.
Our Trade Exhibition this year takes place throughout the day on Friday 7th October.
To book an Exhibition stand please use our online booking form.
|9.00 to 9.30||Trade Exhibition opening: Join us for a glass of Bucks Fizz or orange juice. The Trade Exhibition will be opened by the Chairman of IMI, who will invite each of our trade partners to speak briefly about their trade stand and any activities taking place around their stand during the day|
|11.30 to 13.00||Protected trade time and buffet lunch in the trade exhibition area for all delegates|
|14.45 to 15.00||Ice cream interval: A chance for everyone to meet up in the Trade Exhibition area, enjoy an ice cream and check out any trade stands you've missed earlier|
|16.00 to 16.15||Trade Exhibition close and prize draw|
Download a floor plan of the Trade Exhibition area from the top right of this page. The plan showing 24 stands, shows the layout for all the companies that have so far signed up. An alternative plan shows the capacity for an additional four stands.
Trade area workshops will run throughout the day: see the workshop programme for details.
Free Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day for all delegates and trade representatives.
Trade Exhibition Passport
Win an Amazon token! Each delegate will have a ‘passport’ to collect stamps in, which they can collect by visiting the trade stands. Those who fill all the available squares will be entered into a free prize draw.
The following companies will be taking part in the Exhibition:
3dMD – http://www.3dmd.com
With 10-plus year history and proven customer track record in leading academic institutions, hospitals, and practices worldwide, 3dMD manufactures and markets high-precision 3D and 4D clinical photography systems and highly-advanced treatment simulation software. More than purely visual documentation and reference, 3dMD clinical photography systems capture the patient’s anatomically-accurate surface geometry in combination with hi-fidelity color texture information in only 1.5 milliseconds to a precision level of ≤0.2mm across the entire 3dMD surface. This speed enables the 3dMD system to freeze motion, which is critical to achieving anatomical 3D precision in the documentation of human subjects and in particular, restless children. With a highly-precise, digital 3D representation of the patient automatically generated and easily available for members of the clinical team, 3dMD images serve as the basis for planning surgical, prosthetic, dental, or therapeutic treatment; assessing facial morphology; managing traumatic injury; quantifying outcomes; and/or manufacturing a range of custom fit therapeutic and prosthetic devices such as burn masks. More than the usual patient communication and/or morphing tool, the 3dMDvultus Software is an easy-to-use platform based on a scientific biomechanical foundation for planning high precision surgical and treatment outcomes. With origins in the UK and more than 1,000 3D cameras worldwide, 3dMD enables clinical photographers and communication experts to embrace a new highly-objective medium for non-invasively documenting the patient’s anatomy throughout the treatment cycle.
Academy Class – http://www.academyclass.com
Academy Class is the new media training company of choice for creatives and developers in the UK and beyond. We’re passionate about encouraging creativity, building online communities and encouraging innovation. Perhaps you’re interested in enhancing your graphics, web, or video expertise? Come and take our digital media courses that will give you the confidence to be part of the industry today. We are the onlyUKtraining partner to be authorised by Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and Quark, and are also accredited by the Institute of IT Training.
Our hands-on courses are held at our training facilities in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff and Birmingham. We can also conduct training on-site at your facility. Either way, we purposely keep our class sizes small, usually less than 10 students. With our smaller class sizes, we have found that students are more eager to interact in class and consequently leave with a more fulfilling experience.
To stay ahead as a creative or developer it’s crucial to keep your skills sharp. Everybody expects the best and the best keep getting better. Academy Class is the leading new media trainer with a network of training centres in theUK. We specialise in helping creatives, marketers and developers take their work to th e next level. We provide new media courses, web design courses, design & print courses, photography courses, social media courses, video editing courses and computer-aided design (CAD) courses to private one-to-one training and complete programmes designed to develop your professional skills. So whether you’re an experienced media professional, a creative with some experience or a complete beginner, Academy Class can help.
Academy Class Guarantee
Another reason our classes are successful is because we offer an unconditional Academy Class Guarantee. We make an upfront commitment to you that you’ll be comfortable with what you learn in our classes. If you don’t feel that you’ve grasped the concepts and can put the training into practice, we invite you to repeat the same course within a 6 month period absolutely free of charge. Academy Class’s Guarantee, means you can rest assured that if you’re still uncertain about what you’ve learned, you can come back free of charge and sit the class again. It’s that simple.
In addition to taking part in the Trade Exhibition we will run five sessions, covering the following topics:
Anova Technology - http://www.anovatechnology.co.uk
For over 25 years staff at Anova Technology have been independent & trusted providers of computer related products & services to Illustrators / Photographers throughout the UK
Today some of these solutions include:
Maintenance agreements, ad hoc support and training
Scalable from single user to trust wide with PAS integration and web access
Give your systems accurate colour from camera/scanner through display to output
3D Medical Imaging
Business partner for 3dMD's range of 3D surface imaging solutions into the UK health service
Large Format Printers
Supply, installation and repairs
Filemaker Database Development
From modifications of existing databases to large scale muti-user systems
Large and small scale iPad deployment and integration
Plus associated peripherals, software, networking, servers & RAID storage
Specialist in supplying the most appropriate licensing to minimise cost
In-house training tailored to your exact requirements
For a supplier you can rely on, you can talk to when you need to and who can advise on solutions that effectively meet your needs — call Anova on 0121 353 9170 or 020 8855 6120
We have access to in excess of 9000 stock lines, the majority of which are available for immediate delivery
Calumet – http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk
Established over 75 years ago, Calumet Photographic specializes in professional photographic and complex AV solutions. With 10 stores, a dedicated call centre, fully integrated website, rental facilities and a large Major Accounts Department,Calumetoffers an unrivalled service to both institutions and individual photographers.
Our Major Accounts team is dedicated to NHS, Press, Government, MOD and Police business. We embrace a comprehensive product range including film, chemistry, conventional hardware, high-end digital devices, specialized audio equipment and broadcasting solutions. We offer service contract options, 1-2-1 training facilities and compelling seminar programmes.
The team comprises 8 internal account managers dealing with quotes, orders and queries and 3 representatives covering the country. Our representatives are very experienced in photography and are there to offer market knowledge, provide demonstrations and allow you to compare and evaluate different products. They can visit you as often or as little as you may require.
Major Account customers also benefit from our unique predictive forecasting of key lines and buying patterns, ensuring all orders are fulfilled rapidly, regardless of customer ordering preferences: telephone, fax, email, post,GPC, e-procurement or via a unique website priced for individual contracts. It is our aim to work with you and obtain the best workflow to suit your needs.
Major Accounts Department
Calumet Photographic Ltd
93-103 Drummond Street
t:0207 380 4508
f:0207 387 0595
Canon UK Ltd http://www.canon.co.uk/
Carl Zeiss Ltd – http://www.zeiss.co.uk
Colourcom – http://www.colourcom.com
Colourcom is a specialist distributor of wide format inkjet printers, scanners, laminators. Inkjet substrates, inkjet cartridges and RIPs. We also supply digital cameras, projectors and other audio-visual products together with a range of exhibition and display equipment. Supplying products and services toUKhospitals and universities since 1998, Colourcom offers intelligent customer service and advice, 24 hour delivery throughout theUKand competitive prices.
Hardware products include: the latest Canon, Epson and HP large format digital printers; Contex wide format scanners from A2 up to 44” and all associated RIPs and software; Kala and Seal wide format laminators. Wide Format and Desktop inkjet coated photopapers, films, poster papers, digital artists canvas, acid-free fine art papers, exhibition roll-up and pop-up banners together with banner stands and exhibitionPOS, vinyls and textiles for both indoor and outdoor wide format applications.
Helping customers to choose the best digital colour printing and audio-visual solutions for their needs, Colourcom offers a tailored solution for all your wide format photographic printing and audio-visual display requirements. With the latest wide format hardware, RIPs, media and inks from a range of leading manufacturers and expert staff to advise, our service is designed to provide an objective one stop shop. These products are ideal for accurate high-end photographic reproduction and display.
Colourcom will be demonstrating the latest Canon wide format printer during this year'sIMIConference. Voted Best Photographic Printer of the Year byEDPat FESPA 2011, the Canon IPF8300 44” 12-ink wide format printer is ideal for reproducing stunning wide format colour prints easily, speedily and efficiently.
Colourcom Limited, Overdale,Foxcombe Road,Oxford. OX1 5DL.
Colour Confidence – http://www.colorconfidence.com/gov
Imaging Products Professional and Colour Management for the Public Sector
ISTOV Product Launch at the 2011 IMIConference – following a successful clinical trial at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, we are please to be demonstrating our new ISTOV colour management procedure for medical photography. Color Confidence offer studio colour accreditation delivering verified colour accuracy through from capture to viewing in the consulting rooms. Download an Introduction to ISTOV document - top right.
Color Confidence,Europe’s leading independent colour management and digital imaging specialists possess more than 3 decades of public sector experience and offers a range of professional services and market leading products, to ensure accurate colour throughout the entire workflow.
Color Confidence Provides:
In the early 1980s TypeMaker was providing services to the then emerging computer-based design and publishing market and as the company grew it very quickly became a premier developer of graphic software and colour management solutions for various industries including that of ceramics.
At the turn of the century, TypeMaker launched the Color Confidence Brand drawing on years of experience and in-depth knowledge of colour management and imaging solutions. It was one of the firstUKcompanies to provide colour management products, technical advice and training.
Today, Color Confidence stands at the forefront of the European colour management market, providing a leading high quality product range that encompasses capture to output. With the ability to provide expert consultancy and education it supports a diverse cross section of customers. These include Photographers, Graphic Designers, Printers, Artists, Publishers, Repro Companies, National Enterprises and Government Agencies.
Color Confidence is honoured to support the Institute of Medical Illustrators at its 2011 Annual Conference.
The Flash Centre – http://www.theflashcentre.com
The Flash Centre, (TFC), are theUK’s leading Studio Lighting Specialists with over twenty-five years of trading, having three branches situated inLeeds,Birminghamand of course our Flagship London store. Dedicated to helping you with all your lighting and digital imaging needs, our staff have a wealth of experience in the various fields that make up our industry. We are the Official UK distributors and suppliers of the following fine products from around the World; Elinchrom Swiss Made Studio Lighting & UV Solutions, California Sunbounce, Chimera, Lightware, Lumedyne, and Wein. Our sales team have many years of experience in the photographic and Imaging industry and have a breadth of knowledge unmatched in any organisation, each specialising in different areas and product groups. We will always do our best to help and will direct you, if necessary to the person best suited to answer your queries.
Focus 2000 Infrared Ltd – http://www.thermalvisiondirect.com/
Focus 2000 Infrared Ltd has been specialising with Thermal Imaging Cameras for over 30 years. With application's as varied as border security, electrical inspections to medical research and equipment development. We have worked with organisations large and small producing tailored solutions to there specific needs.
With a variety of camera models from small hand-held units to large pan and tilt units for use in hazardous locations we can deliver a truly personal approach from camera sales through to support and maintenance contracts.
For more information please contact Matthew Clavey on 07973 403819 or email him direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fotospeed – http://www.fotospeed.com
Fujifilm – http://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Fujifilm UK would like to invite you to our stand in the Trade Area, where we will be exhibiting our new range of Epson Inkjet Printers, and the new ASK 300 dye sub printer with kiosk. These printers produce high quality output using our wide range of media and boards, and with the accompanying software can provide packages and products to enhance the opportunity for your department to generate revenue.
Haag-Streit – http://www.haag-streit.com
Visit Haag-Streit UK at the IMI annual conference to see the fully-automated DRS non-mydriatic retinal imaging system. The DRS boasts an integrated capture camera, PC and hard drive and an intuitive touch screen interface. High-quality images can be captured and stored in less than 30 second per eye.
Also on display will be the BQ900 slit lamp together with the IM900 imaging module, which is capable of producing excellent digital video and still photography images. The integrated module employs a true aperture system that can be used to improve image depth of field. Control of image exposure and instant capture is made via the cross slide mounted panel. The multi-function buttons are also capable of controlling the unique history trigger that assists the photographer to obtain the best image every time
For further information on these products, or to view our extensive range of equipment, please visit www.haagstreituk.com
Hulbert Medical ICT – http://www.hulbertmedical.co.uk
HULBERT Medical ICT with Visbion IPACS
Medical Photography and Image Management within a Medical Illustration Department.
As a specialist provider of Information and Communication Technologies to the Medical and Dental sectors, we are delighted to join with Visbion in delivering dedicated Archive, Acquisition and Review systems to the Medical Illustration profession.
Visbion IPACS for Medical Illustration delivers a proven and innovative solution to capture and store medical images and data, under multiple consent levels and user groups. The central archive for data and images can be accessed with secure login via any PC web browser, in the MI department, clinicians own environment, consulting room, ward or home. Images are stored and displayed in Jpeg and DICOM lossless format and can be shared, printed and displayed in most windows based packages.
Using medical standard protocols Visbion IPACS allows the acquisition and correct display of all Visible Light image standards including movie and specialist outputs such as from opthalmic devices. It can acquire and manage images from multiple devices within department or from additional locations or sources, simultaneously displaying them wherever they are required. Images can also be uploaded remotely via aWEBupload screen, allowing out of department or out of hours image capture for a true end to end service.
Visbion IPACS can be integrated fully into all departmental or hospital information systems, DMS,EPR, HIS,PAS, PACS, etc. and at the heart of the system, a full clinical audit trail ensures that all users’ actions are tracked through the system, including census data for workload management. This secure yet flexible approach to image management addresses all the clinical governance standards set out in today’s Medical community.
To arrange a presentation from one of our healthcare image management specialists, contact:
Lyons Photography – http://www.lyons-photography.co.uk/medical_illustration.htm
If you’re looking for a medical illustration studio solution, why not consult the experts?
Lyons Photography offers an independent service designing, installing, servicing, upgrading, reconfiguring or relocating photographic lighting systems including those used in medical illustration departments.
We have many years’ experience, repeat clients, and our portfolio includes different sized studios in old and new buildings.
Recent technological advancement has highlighted the importance of future proofing medical illustration spaces to enable video or other applications. We can design systems to factor these in.
The equipment has been used for other applications including endoscopy rooms as well as keeping IT/projector equipment out of the way.
The increasing need for protecting patients and reducing risks means that ceiling mounted lighting systems are the optimum solution when considering health and safety. They also offer medical illustrators greater flexibility for better imaging results.
We have designed studios for all sizes of medical and dental applications as well as new builds for Foundation and Acute Trusts. Our clients include PFI partners, developers, architects, photographers and Trust commissioners.
We have helped existing clients when their facilities have relocated or been refurbished ensuring greater return on their original investment.
We are accustomed to working with various parties and satisfying all compliance issues. Our aim is to be involved as early as possible in any new build to ensure space is designed appropriately and any first fix needs identified.
We offer a maintenance service as well as induction and handover training for those needing to use the systems.
We do not supply equipment. We supply the know-how and independent technical advice to provide the best photographic system for you for many years. We work with a range of suppliers to obtain several quotations for equipment to satisfy your procurement process ensuring the optimum system is designed and installed for your needs.
More details and images are on our website http://www.lyons-photography.co.uk/medical_illustration.htm
Contact us to see how we can help you. e-mail: Philip@lyons-photography.co.uk
Medialogix Ltd – http://www.medialogix.co.uk
Visit Medialogix to see the very latest FotoWare software and the rather nice plug ins for Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the newest plug in for Photoshop. These innovations are part of the latest release of the FotoWare images management suite of products. We’ll also show you our latest ideas in the management of video clips which dovetails beautifully with the FotoWare software to give you an all-round media solution.
At Medialogix we build scalable, robust solutions using industry-standard software. Then, we go further still by integrating a media solution into your organizations’ overall workflow. This is achieved by using our experienced team of web designers, computer technicians and network engineers.
During the initial stages of defining your requirement we will work through each aspect of your workflow; advising and planning to reach the best most efficient solution.
A poorly designed delivery process seriously affects the quantity and quality of your content. This inefficient ‘process’ can bottleneck your workflow which could cost your organization time & money. Medialogix design from the ground up and install software which is a combined Digital Asset Management system (DAM) & digital workflow solution.
Additionally, our web site has on-line demonstration areas where you can make up your own mind about a media workflow solution. These demonstration areas use real content and real workflow processes. On-line demonstrations include FotoWeb, VI Archive, Color Factory, One Click Workflow, Zoomifyer and Image Uploader. FotoStation Pro and Blackberry Uploader can be demonstrated on-line by special arrangement.
Nikon UK Ltd – http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/
Founded in Japan in 1917, Nikon has grown to become the world leader in digital and precision optics technology with a strong presence in all four corners of the world.
Through its award-winning product line-up, including entry-level and professional digital SLR cameras, interchangeable NIKKOR lenses and the consumer COOLPIX range, Nikon regularly raises the standard in product design and performance. With over 90 years of engineering expertise, it is no wonder that Nikon is the top choice for photographers around the world.
In 2009, Nikon celebrated two key milestones in the lens category – the 50th anniversary of its legendary F-mountSLR lens-mounting system, making it the only manufacturer to sustain its original lens mount for such a long period, and has recently exceeded production of over 55 million NIKKOR lenses. Both highlight Nikon’s dedication to producing quality and functional products that can be used by photographers for years to come.
Nikon also produces equipment such as IC and LCD steppers and scanners, instruments such as microscopes and semiconductor inspection equipment. Other products include sports optics products such as binoculars, rangefinders and fieldscopes, ophthalmic lenses and surveying instruments. It is the only major optical company in the world that still controls and manufactures every aspect of its glass-making business, allowing it to finely tune Nikon lens specifications, quality and performance.
Nikon has consolidated net global sales of 785,499 million Japanese Yen (year ending 31 March, 2010) and Nikon Corporation is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
Nikon: At the heart of the image.
Karl Storz Endoscopy UK Ltd – http://www.karlstorz.com
OR Networks Ltd, long-standing Corporate Member of the IMI, was acquired earlier this year by KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, theUK's leading provider of endoscopic equipment and integrated operating theatres for minimal access surgery.
KARL STORZ is delighted to now offer its customers the unique solutions previously offered by OR Networks, particularly in the field of surgical video teaching links and education and training centre facilities that so naturally fit with the OR1™ integrated theatres. The company recognises the value of OR Networks' relationship with theIMI, and is keen to maintain the support for its members who are often actively involved in the planning of theatre communications and surgical conferences.
The name of KARL STORZ, inseparably linked to the development of endoscopy, remains at the forefront of tomorrow’s breakthroughs. The organisation represents six decades devoted to the manufacture of endoscopic systems for medicine and industry and the refinement of this extraordinary technology.
COMPANY: Karl Storz Endoscopy (UK) Ltd
ADDRESS: 392 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough Berkshire SL1 4UF
Schuco – http://www.schuco.co.uk
The Skin equipment experts with over 50 years experience in Dermatology & Plastic surgery with an extensive product portfolio that ranges from the Early Detection of Skin Cancer, Body imaging systems, Surgery and Medical Lasers.
Of particular interest to IMI members will be our imaging systems that enable Total Body Mapping from head to toe in approximately 10 minutes. Specific lesions are then captured and mapped so that they can then be quickly and easily monitored throughout the patient’s life.
Benefits of FotoFinder BodyStudio include; NICE compliance, faster patient screening, more accurate follow up of suspicious lesions and the reduction in the number of unnecessary surgical excisions.
Additional items at the show include; Hand held Dermatoscopes, Cameras and Aesthetic pre and post procedure imaging technology suitable for tracking reconstructive surgery as well as body contouring.
Spectrum UK – http://www.spectrum-uk.co.uk/index.html
Spectrum are delighted to announce their inaugural participation at the 2011 IMI trade exhibition! We will be exhibiting our diagnostic range of Ophthalmic Digitial Imaging systems including our leading Image Management software for Ophthalmology, OIS Symphony!
OIS have been the leading Digital Imaging company in the USA for over 20 years and were recently acquired by MERGE Healthcare who are the leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. MERGE Healthcare provides enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology and orthopaedics and now of course Ophthalmology. Spectrum is a leading UK company within mainstream ophthalmology with over 20 years experience and their allegiance with OIS is unrivalled within the ophthalmic digital imaging field. Please visit the Spectrum stand to see our range of Ophthalmic Diagnostic solutions.
TIMS Medical http://www.tims.com/
Imagecare Technical Services Ltd
Medical Studies in DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard)TIMS DICOM conversion units are PC based systems fitted with a very high specification frame grabber, which enables you to connect to ANY imaging device and convert static, or motion images to DICOM format.
The system can be connected to the hospital network and the resulting DICOM files sent to any PACS.
Benefits of the TIMS DICOM System:
TIMS DICOM boxes are manufactured by Foresight Imaging in USA. European distributors are Lariviere GmbH, based in Germany. Imagecare Technical Services Ltd are the official representatives of Lariviere in the UK.
Contact: 0121 353 7323, or 0121 663 0770. Bob@Lariviere.de
WABA – http://www.wabalogic.com
Introduced in 2002, Waba has continuously developed Medical Image Manager (MIM) working closely with our clients and key partners. MIM is now the preferred solution in over 40 Health Trusts.
Our ability to integrate with EPR/Clinical Portal/ PAS systems irrespective of whether they are in house developments or bespoke systems from established vendors means that Waba is integral to our clients' Trust IT strategy. This enables time and cost savings, improving security of patient data and traceability of images.
Responding to changing needs and customer feedback, MIM integrates with a wide range of solutions such as Orion's Clinical Portal, 3DMD and Ophthalmic system specialist, Visbion, where we have collaborated to create a seamless solution that incorporates further areas of imaging. This new development supports the requirements of ophthalmology, endoscopy and other disciplines to be stored and displayed in MIM. This means clinicians can view ophthalmic images alongside traditional image, video and audio formats in a browser based system, EPR or clinical portal.
To complete the offering, MIM is complemented by JMS – a browser based job management system which will be seen as key to your department's service provision.
Wacom Europe GmbH – http://www.wacom-europe.com
Our society is characterised by an ever-increasing need for communication and information. In order to fulfil the complex demands for communication without cultural or geographical boundaries, it is necessary continually to develop new, high-performance methods of communication and expression.
Wacom has dedicated itself to this task. For more than twenty years, Wacom has been producing and promoting innovative, PC-related tools designed to help people to illustrate their thoughts and ideas more clearly, easily and creatively.
The company name is derived from wa = harmony (from Japanese); com = computer. It is Wacom′s philosophy that technology can contribute to achieving a greater understanding and harmony between people. By allowing users to exploit their most intuitive of abilities when interfacing with computers, e.g writing and drawing, or by enabling technology to be used very intuitively, the harmony between users and digital world will develop, and consequently, communication and understanding will be enhanced. Our society is characterised by an ever-increasing need for communication and information. In order to fulfil the complex demands for communication without cultural or geographical boundaries, it is necessary continually to develop new, high-performance methods of communication and expression.
Wacom has dedicated itself to this task. For more than twenty years, Wacom has been producing and promoting innovative, PC-related tools designed to help people to illustrate their thoughts and ideas more clearly, easily and creatively.
The company name is derived from wa = harmony (from Japanese); com = computer. It is Wacom′s philosophy that technology can contribute to achieving a greater understanding and harmony between people. By allowing users to exploit their most intuitive of abilities when interfacing with computers, e.g writing and drawing, or by enabling technology to be used very intuitively, the harmony between users and digital world will develop, and consequently, communication and understanding will be enhanced.
Warehouse Express – http://www.warehouseexpress.com
Sometimes, skin can be a very difficult surface to capture and using the correct accessory can make all the difference. Steve Aves will be showing a range of specialist equipment and accessories that will greatly assist the photographer to shoot and capture skin tones. Steve will be demonstrating flash heads and key accessories designed by Bowens and Elinchrom.
Wellcome Images – http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk
Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
All our images are available online. Search yourself or use the expertise of our professional scientific and historical researchers.
Whether it's medicine or magic, the sacred or the profane, science or satire - you'll find more than you expect.
This unrivalled collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more.
The Biomedical Collection holds over 40 000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from theUK's leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques.
Wellcome Images is one of the Wellcome Library's major visual collections. Part of Wellcome Collection, a major new £30 million public venue developed by the Wellcome Trust, the Library has over 750 000 books and journals, an extensive range of manuscripts, archives and films, and more than 250 000 paintings, prints and drawings.
Wellcome Image Awards
The Wellcome Image Awards reward contributors for their outstanding work and winners are chosen by a panel of experts. The resulting public exhibitions are always extremely popular and receive widespread acclaim. The IMI Wellcome Image Award recognises the best IMI Awards entry suitable for a picture library.
There is space in the Delegates’ Handbook for each exhibitor to have up to a page of information about their company. Please send copy for this to us in good time.
When you have booked a place, we’ll put your logo on the conference website with a link to your website and a description of your company. Please let us have a short description as soon as possible after booking.
All exhibiting companies may give us promotional literature to put into the delegates’ packs at no extra charge. Please let the Trade Exhibition Team know what you will be sending, as this material will have to arrive at the hotel by Wednesday morning, 5th October.
A number of opportunities exist to sponsor various aspects of the conference, these include:
WABA Logic for sponsoring conference mugs
MIUK for sponsoring the Friday night music
Nikon UK Ltd for sponsoring the Delegates' Handbook
Stylize Display Graphics for providing display stands and
graphics for the Conference and Professional Exhibition
Fun Charity Auction
We welcome donations to the Auction in aid of the IMI Student Scholarship Fund.
All trade representatives and delegates are invited to join in this fun event and Thursday night dinner.
Bringing your stand and equipment in
On arrival, go to the car park on the left, in front of the Conference Centre. You can take wheeled trolleys and carts down the disabled access ramp and through the main reception doors. The Trade Exhibition area is straight ahead of you, on the other side of the water feature (Conference Room on the left, Salisbury on the right).
Bring equipment down this ramp to the main reception doors
The water feature at the heart of the conference centre
Please contact our Trade Exhibition Team if you have any questions at all.