– 2007 Hall of Fame

International Photographic Council (IPC)
Honors David Ritz with Hall of Fame Award.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, January 2007 – The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations, has named David M. Ritz, Chairman and CEO of Ritz Camera Centers, Inc. as the recipient of its annual Hall of Fame award for 2007. The award honors legendary contributors to the photographic industry. The presentation is scheduled to take place at the IPC’s 2007 Annual New Years Luncheon on Thursday, February 15th, 2007, 11:30 a.m., at the United Nations in New York City. Keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

For information or reservations, please contact Ms. Priscilla Chu, Cygnus Business Media at 631-845-2700, ext. 341, or priscilla.chu@cygnuspub.com. Seats are limited.

The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational non-governmental organization of the United Nations, composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, it is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication through the adoption of a motto, “Peace through understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language.”

David M. Ritz, Chairman & CEO Ritz Camera Centers, Inc.
Gary Shapiro, President & CEO Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

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