BAPLA returned to the Wellcome Trust on October 13th for its fourth successful FOCUS conference, to discuss how the industry creates value for pictures and for the end-users of images.

Over 100 attendees from picture libraries, clients and industry suppliers enjoyed the outstanding venue as they mingled between sessions.

BAPLA FOCUS: Creating Value Wellcome Trust 13.10.2016 The Retronaut (Wolfgang Wild) PresentationIndustry Panels were:

Copyright: Protecting Value in Uncertain Times

Chair: Anna Skurczynska (Solicitor, IP & Commercial Law Practice)

Panellists: Birgit Clark (Professional Support Lawyer (Intellectual Property) Baker & McKenzie)
Ian Gruselle (Director, Trade Mark Attorney, Intellectual Property, Berwin Leighton Paisner)
Sarah Hadland (Director, S.H.& Associates)
Jonathan Lockwood (VP, Corporate Counsel, Getty Images)

Rights Clearance: protecting other rights in images

Speaker: Sonia Bouadma (Senior Manager, greenlight)

Future licensing and technology: a borderless horizon

Chair: Isabelle Doran (Picture Library Manager, Louple Images / BAPLA Chairperson)

Panellists: Hamish Crooks (Global Licensing Director, Magnum Photos)
Michael Collins (Director, i-Publishing Consultants)
Shaun Cutler (Co-founder, Clixta)
Abbie Enock (CEO, Capture Ltd)

What makes a best-seller? Adding value to images

Chair: Tim Harris (Sales and Marketing Manager, Nature Picture Library / BAPLA Treasurer)

Panellists: Lynne Bryant (Director and Founder, Arcaid Images)
Michael Carroll (Founder and Features Editor Media, Drum World Photo Agency)
Maura Framrose (Wordsmith)
Wilf Matos (Picture Researcher and Image Library Consultant)

There were presentations by:

Dr Jeremy Silver – CEO of Digital Catapult

Wolfgang Wild – Founder of Retronaut

Susan AldworthPrintmaker and filmmaker