A New Convention for Portrait, Retail & Photo Markets!

New this year is the Pro Imaging CONNECT educational event. This event is geared towards portrait labs, vertically integrated photography studios, and retail camera/photography stores. This FREE event is hosted by The Pro Imaging EXPO (which also runs a networking event at SGIA EXPO each year, and hosts at golf tournament after this educational event). We want to establish a low-cost way for business owners and managers in the industry to get together, to share ideas, to experience new products and equipment. Of course we also wanted some place nice and sunny so we can relax and enjoy the relationships that are built. The event will be hosted for two days, with five hours of educational content each day. There are options for the educational event only, as well as elevated options to stay at the resort, and possibly play a round of golf as well. Don’t worry if you think you will not know anyone there, we take care of that for you.  We introduce people, create a friendly inclusive environment, and yes, we even match you up with some others in the industry if you want to play some golf. If you do play some golf with us, stick around for the big event, where we not only host some great parties, but have a great time with about 140 industry golfers. Check out that information in the “golf tournament section.”

Education is important in this industry. Knowing trends, what others are doing, etc. We want to provide the location where ideas can flow freely, so when you come join us, bring a open mind and be ready to be a part of the process. Meet and greet with suppliers, vendors, and in some cases, meet the owners of these operations to create lasting connections that you just cannot get anywhere else.  

We will be posting educational content and vendors as they come online. If you have any questions about if this event is for you, please do not hesitate to call or email us. or toren at 616-452-3941


Education Event Only

  • Attendance to Educational Content Hosted at The Mission Inn Resort
  • Use this if you are staying off site and do not need housing

Registration & Room

Registration for CONNECT & also a nightly room at The Mission Inn Resort

$165/night plus $130 for conference registration
  • includes: Registration to the education event - 1 Room - also includes daily breakfast.
  • Use this if you want to stay onsite for the educational event.
  • Single & Double guest in one room options You will see this option in Registration

Registration - Room & Golf

Registration for CONNECT, Future Imaging Symposium, Entry into Golf Tournament- Nightly room - & one round of golf per day at The Mission Inn

  • Includes: Registraion to the education event - 1 Room - Daily breakfast - & One round of golf per day. Inclusion to all hosted parties. Discounts at the spa and golf shop.1
  • Use this if you want the full EXPO experience. This is also the nightly rate to stay after the event for the Pro Imaging Golf Tournament & Future Imaging Symposium.
  • Rates and options for double golfing guests in a single room are available in registration