The Photo Marketing Association (PMA) is drawing up plans to launch a UK trade conference and show, to be held in London in May.

PMA UK?s director Nigel McNaught said the event will be aimed at photographic retailers, manufacturers and suppliers and be ?more widely embracing? than PMA conferences held in recent years.

Though it will be more a conference than a trade show, it will aim to attract high-profile speakers and cover the ?nuts and bolts of retailing?.

It will include seminars and workshops on specific aspects of the photographic industry.

Asked whether it will be open to the public, McNaught said this is not something PMA is currently looking at.

PMA members – which include major players in the UK photo industry – will be contacted over the next couple of weeks, though a date and location has yet to be finalised.

PMA last staged a UK show in 2007.