AIP Member Benefits

Membership of the Association of Imaging Professionals (AIP) is open to all companies and individuals who are involved in the professional imaging industry in the UK. The AIP is a trade body representing the interests of the producers of all types of images including traditional photographic printing, exhibition display, signage, banners and wide format prints.

The AIP operates under the auspices of the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) and was formed in 2007 out of the old PPLA. This, in turn, was founded in 1978 and had a long history of serving the traditional Prolab.

AIP membership provides a host of benefits including financial and business support services, industry news and market data, a range of UK and international events, manufacturer user groups, technology and marketing information exchange and networking forums:

Preferential rates on credit and debit cards

Low business insurance premiums

Low medical insurance premiums for all staff

Free Business support help-line for all issues relating to:

Commercial advice

Legal advice

Employment law

Health & Safety

Contract of Employment Service

Seminars and workshops

Comprehensive conference with trade show

Networking forums

Monthly printed magazine with market data, interviews and reviews

Regular email newsletter with up to the minute product and industry news

Access to the PMA Newsline with worldwide imaging industry news

UK, European and Global Market Data and trends analyses

Discounted entry to all PMA events worldwide

Promotional materials

Industry representation on Government training and skills forums

National imaging industry promotions

Staff training and education programmes

Managerial and business training programmes

Manufacturers User Groups:

Hardware service issues

Media service issues

New hardware and media

Technology information exchange

Marketing information exchange

Industry specific networking forums

Industry specific seminars and workshops

Bi-annual conference and trade show

Industry sector newsletter