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Top local experts confirmed for speaker sessions and training workshops at 2013 Canon SA Expo

  Johannesburg, South Africa. November 18, 2013 - Canon South Africa’s much-anticipated Canon SA Expo – at the Sandton Convention Centre from 29 November to 1 December this year – will feature inspiring talks by 18 local photography experts. Two speaker sessions will run simultaneously over the three days.

Among the speakers at the 2013 Canon Expo are Paul Hofman; Andrew Aveley; Mark Mansfield; Justin de Reuck; Tim Moolman; Craig Dutton; Manus van Dyk; Dave Devo Oosthuizen; Clinton Lubbe; Heinrich vd Berg; Gerrie van Vuuren; Chris Fallows; Heather Mason; Mark Straw; Jana Santilhano; Lee Slabber; Marlene Neumann; Liam Lynch; Jo Lloyd; Graham Smith; Paul Atkinson; Andrew Beck; Roger Machin (Canon) and Abri Kriegler (Canon).

They will present on a variety of photography-related topics including aviation; wedding; music; wildlife; sharks and ocean; portrait; action; birding; photowalking; blogging and pet photography. The speaker sessions will start at 11:00 daily with the last one commencing at 16:00. Entrance to the Canon SA Expo, and attending the speaker sessions, is free.

Visitors will also have the chance to hone their photography skills at training sessions hosted by professional photographers. There will be a total of 13 different workshop sessions throughout the Expo event, which will be presented daily from 11:00 to 17:00 and can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. Topics will include digital compact cameras (DSC) and professional SLR as well as video sessions. Visitors will also be encouraged to ask any related questions they might have with regards to utilising their Canon photographic equipment.  and Attendees interested in these sessions are advised to bring along their own equipment. 

“South Africa has no shortage of specialist and acclaimed photographers and we are honoured to have some of the very best speaking at this year’s Canon Expo. In the past, we have hosted some of the world’s most renowned photographers at the Expo but this year we have consciously decided to keep it local with respected South African photographers specialising in various fields,” says the company’s Marketing Manager, Michelle Janse van Vuuren.

Guests can look forward to a few other changes at this year’s show. For the first time, Canon is introducing interactive product stations, which physically showcase the full input through to output functionality of selected Canon products. This will give Expo visitors a chance to experience the ease-of-use and vast functionality of the products, from the initiation to completion of a job.

Another first is the social media stand featuring LCD screens displaying live Twitter and Facebook feeds of the event. The area will be manned by Canon representatives, who can answer questions and offer advice to interested visitors keen to stay connected with Canon. A daily photo competition will be run at this stand where visitors can take fun photos of each other, which will be placed on the Canon photo wall at the stand. One winning photo will be selected daily and will be placed on the Canon Facebook page. Those that are interested can follow Canon at @Canon_SA and #canonexpo. Copies of the photos taken at the Canon photo booth at the social media stand will also be printed and placed in frames for guests to take home.

“This year’s expo will be alive with activity at every turn. From the interactive product stations, speaker sessions, and training, to the photo booth and social media display, there will be no shortage of things to do and see at the Canon SA Expo 2013,” concludes Janse van Vuuren.

Those interested in finding out more about the company’s office and production printing products, will be excited to know that Canon will also be showcasing their imagePRESS (Colour digital press), Arizona (Large Format flatbed) and imageRUNNER range of products for the very first time.

Visitors to the event will have unequalled opportunity to interact with Canon experts and a wide range of cameras and business solutions, including being amongst the first to see and touch some of the company’s latest technologies. Aside from perusing and experiencing Canon equipment, visitors will also be able to purchase products at discounted prices. This list will be available on the Canon SA website closer to the event.

For more information about the Canon SA Expo please visit www.csaexpo.co.za or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Media enquiries, please contact:
Canon South Africa:
Dana Eitzen
t: +27 (012) 675 4900
e: pr@canon.co.za
PR Agency – Mail Room PR
Azelle Evans
t: +27 (082) 851 0090
e: azelle@themailroom.co.za
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.
Its solutions comprise products ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through to broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, multi-function and production printers – all  supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘To live and work together for the common good’.

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About Canon South Africa
Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.

In South Africa, today, the Canon brand is synonymous with consistency - driven by the company’s passion, imagination, knowledge and, importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.

Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally sustainable designs.  Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.

In South Africa, Canon will continue to support environmental sustainability by operating responsibly, minimising the impact of its business on the environment and also encouraging a culture of environmental awareness and accountability amongst their staff, business associates and partners.  Canon has also maintained its ISO 14001 environmental accreditation since 2007.

Further information about Canon South Africa is available at: www.canon.co.za
Canon South Africa is on Facebook and Twitter (@Canon_SA)

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