The CEPIC Annual General Meeting will take place at the Maritim Hotel on 14. June 2017 from 14h to 18h in Salon 8 on the 12th floor.

  • The CEPIC Annual General Meeting provides the opportunity for members to exchange views on CEPIC’s lobbying activities in Brussels and on the CEPIC Congress and make plans for up-coming activities. The balance sheet of the closing year is presented to the members.
  • During Congress, two workshops will specifically address key items of the CEPIC lobbying activities (see below for more details). We strongly recommend you to pencil the dates and times and your agenda and attend these events.
  • This year, the final act of the CEPIC AGM will be the elections of a new board.
  • The AGM is open to CEPIC members. Following Article 11 of the CEPIC (new)
    Statutes, all Members as well as Associate Members are invited to participate in a General Meeting but only Members hold a voting right.

Notices and agenda as well as all necessary documents for the meetings will be sent by May 17th.

Any question? Do you want to join ? Write to berlin2017@cepic.org


These conferences are free and will be open to the public.


Thursday 15 June



9:30 to 12:30

Salon 8
12th floor

Google Workshop II


In 2014, CEPIC initiated a Google Images Workshop in Berlin. The successful event, packed with more than 100 participants, looked at Google’s dominance in search and how their features impact web traffic, keeping users in the Google universe but developing a click-copy-paste culture of “free” in the visual industry.

In 2017, these new features have come into Germany. More than ever, Google’s dominance looks unabashed and unstoppable. Is this really the case? Two panels, one in German (one hour), one in English will explore the German, European and international situation. This conference is supported by ICOMP and the Open Internet Project.
Pencil the date now. More info very soon.


Thuesday 15 June



15:00 to 16:30

Salon 8
12th floor

What the Future Holds for Picture Agencies: Emerging Revenues from Collecting Societies  

How will photography agencies adapt in the future and to the future? The seminar will look at new ways of collecting money and at how value generated online may flow back to the content creators. Next to the recent endeavours in Germany and the US, speakers will address the new founded collecting society in the UK (PICSEL) and the new law in France on Image Search Engines. Speakers: Anke Schierholz (VG Bildkunst) Paul Seheult (PICSEL), Thierry Maillard (ADAGP) and Eugene Mopsik (ASCRL).