Another Great Year


Jason Teichman, CEO of Pond5, this year’s Keynote Speaker took on the theme ‘On The Move’, exploring the places where the industry is looking forward – how 2D is being challenged by 3D, VR, AI, 360 CGI and new image formats arising to confront the JPEG; and backward – the surge of interest in the editorial marketplace. What do you think about your industry and where it’s going? Can we control the changes, and who is leading the way? The DMLA Conference was the place to ask the questions and hear expert opinions on topics you want to know about.

This year’s location was the iconic Art Deco building that has drawn some of the most influential travellers in history. Nicknamed the ‘Grand Old Lady’, The New Yorker was the most technologically advanced of her day, a very appropriate venue for this most innovative industry’s Annual Conference.


We all have our own favourites so these are personal choices~ Scott Braut brought us the sensational Sensei –  using AI and machine learning it is described as the magic behind the world’s best digital experiences.  It was one of those jaw-dropping moments – WOW!  ~ The Future of Food was a colourful panel discussion adroitedly moderated by Haystack’s Andrew Rowat.  The two moving image sessions were a novelty for the industry conference and were very well attended and there were many new faces from that sector of the visual world.  You can find a round up of all the sessions here.  Great for us all to get together.  And next year?  Well it’s Los Angeles!

Don’t forget to log into Capture’s DMLA Live website to remind yourself of the sessions you participated in,  new contacts you met with and how much you enjoyed this year’s DMLA Conference.  Click here for the link.

With thanks to all Sponsors:

Adobe was once again The Conference Platinum Sponsor and hosted the Welcome Party on 22nd October, as well as provided the delegates bags decorated with one of their amazing designs. Image Rights sponsored the Coffee Cups and the Photo booth with amusing results! Relaxation in the way of massage sessions was gratefully sponsored by KeyIndiaGroup whilst The Silver Sponsor, Capture, provided their signature pocket notebooks and the new DMLA Live system providing instant image upload of the event. Clarifai, a first-timer to DMLA hosted the Cocktail Networking hour much enjoyed by all.

A Helping Hand 

Confused? Too busy? MOCA was there again this year to help provide introductions and networking opportunities, helped in planning distribution strategy and negotiation with potential partners plus giving feedback on the Conference sessions and industry gossip.  We will be shortly uploading brief synopsis of all the sessions.

DMLA brings together visual content industry professionals from all areas – licensing and distribution, security and protection, search and research technology – everyone who attended enjoyed the best of our industry in the splendour of Jazz-era design.

Don’t miss out on the DMLA Conference 2018 moving to LA, where you have the opportunity to network with your friends, colleagues and new business partners.


Contact us:

Andrea: +44 (0)7986 831138   andrea@themoca.co.uk

Mary:     +44 (0)7986 386571   mary@themoca.co.uk