PMA's Australian Division was founded in 1978 as the Australian Photographic Dealers Association which was incorporated as a Division of the Photo Marketing Association International in 1978.
Since that time its membership has grown from around 50 specialty photo retailers, digital imaging retailers and minilabs to over 550 members. These include associated fields including Professional Photo Labs, Professional School Photographers, Camera Technicians, Photo Imaging Educators, Professional Picture Framers, Professional Wedding & Event Videographers, Professional Sports Photographers as well as wholesalers and distributors.
Details of these organisations and their membership addresses are available in the PMA membership Directory, which is an interactive desktop tool for connecting with members throughout the world.
PMA through its range of Newsletters and publications has information which includes marketing information, statistics and advice for members.
The Australian Division holds regular meetings in all States - all members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Divisional officers are elected in all states with the chairpersons forming the PMA Australian Executive committee which acts as the country's controlling body working closely with the International head office.
The PMA Australian office can supply legal advice through respected and qualified practitioners as well as information on industrial relations through industrial advocates.
PMA holds an annual Australian Conference in which it combines with wholesalers and Distributors to produce an extensive range of topics for attendees in conjunction with the largest Trade Exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Future Leaders program is unique to Australia and is now in its third year. The program provides retail training to all Industry Staff in an intensive one day workshop presented by The Friedman Group.
Publications: There is an extensive book shop with titles selected for members and available through the PMA on-line bookstore at extremely competitive prices.
The division is in constant contact with government agencies on behalf of members including the ATO (Australian Taxation Office), where it seeks to support member's concerns with items such as the GST (Goods and Services Tax).
The Australian office is happy to investigate and support members' queries and to source information for them wherever possible.
Director Australian Activities
About PMA - The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations
As a professional trade association, PMAŽ helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 85-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support.
PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications and trade shows. As a 'not-for-profit' organisation, any success PMA achieves in its endeavours directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services, education and activities for members.
For more information please visit PMA International
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