Don't Fool Around About Image...It's a Powerful Business Tool

    SAN FRANCISCO and TAMPA, Fla., March 31 /CNW/ -- The global image
industry business superstars show up in full force for the Association of
Image Consultants International (AICI) Annual Conference to be held Thursday,
May 15 through Monday, May 19, 2008 at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel, Tampa,
Florida.  The Conference theme is  "The Ins and Outs of Image:  Turning Your
Business Inside Out and Upside Down."  For complete conference brochure and
registration information, visit AICI on the Web at .
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    "AICI's global membership growth has been nothing short of phenomenal,"
says Karen Brunger, AICI CIP, the international president and image industry
veteran, founder of International Image Institute, based in Toronto, Canada.
"The purpose of the Annual Conference is twofold," says the petite, energetic
leader.  "First, to provide our attendees with the best quality educational
workshops presented by knowledgeable experts in the field, and second, to
provide an environment conducive to having attendees gain professional
    It is estimated that the conference will be attended by approximately 500
members and guests from over 41 countries, who provide image strategic
planning for both individuals and corporations.  This intensive, five-day
conference, with over 35 workshops planned, includes keynote speaker Doris
Pooser, AICI, who will present  "Image Consulting in a Global Economy -
Turning Personal Style into Success." This New York-based internationally
recognized image leader is president, CEP and founder of AIS International,
Inc./Always in Style, and has authored nine best-selling books on style for
both men and women.
    The backbone of AICI is our educational process," says Brunger. 
"Bringing in pros like Doris Pooser, is our ongoing commitment to provide our
members with the information they need to run their businesses successfully. 
Image is a global business focus for us, but we also want to have that local
interaction to give our members personal support."
    AICI sponsors accredited certification programs through the International
Association of Continuing Education and Training.  Members accrue continuing
education units towards these titles:  AICI is First-Level Certification;
Second Level is Certified Image Professional (CIP); the Third-- and highest--
Level is Certified Image Master (CIM), considered by the image profession to
be the equivalent of a Ph.D.

    Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
appropriate link. Karen Brunger, BHEc., AICI, CIP

For further information:

For further information: Carole Ann Lyons, Publicist, +1-530-644-4919,, or LynAnn King, Co-Publicist, +1-650-550-0090,, both for Association of Image Consultants 
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