photokina: 26.–29.09.2018 08.–11.05.2019


Facts and figures

Date of the event
26. – 29. September 2018
Organizer of the fair
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Event frequency
Koelnmesse, Fair Grounds, Köln-Deutz
Opening times
For exhibitors: Daily (exc Fri) from
09:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Friday, 28.09.2018 from 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For visitors: Daily (exc Fri) from
10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Friday, 28.09.2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Admission fees

Day ticket Wed-Fri

Day ticket Sat

Day ticket Fri (from 02:00 p.m.)

Family day ticket Sat*

2-day ticket

Season ticket

Reduced day ticket **

Advance sale: 35.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 56.00 EUR
Advance sale: 12.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 18.00 EUR
Advance sale: 8.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 10.00 EUR
Advance sale: 25.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 36.00 EUR
Advance sale: 56.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 89.00 EUR
Advance sale: 88.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 141.00 EUR
Advance sale: 8.00 EUR
from 26.09.2018: 10.00 EUR
Flat rate energy costs / m²
EUR 9.95
AUMA / m²
EUR 0.60
EUR 32.00
Product segments
Cameras and camcorders, smartphones, VR/AR-systems, camera accessories, long-range optics, storage media, photographic studio equipment, lighting systems, microphones and audio equipment, image processing software, video / film technologies, digital imaging and publishing, major and minilabs, image kiosk systems, online picture services, photo books, frames and albums, personalized photo products, home printing, large format printing, fine art printing, scanners, video screens and monitors, video projectors, Computer Generated Imagery, imaging services
Fair profile
photokina is the leading international trade fair for the entire photo, video and imaging sector. It is the only event in the world that offers a comprehensive presentation of all the imaging media, imaging technologies and imaging markets – for consumers and professionals alike.
Mailing of application forms for exhibitors
September 2017
Hall occupancy
Halls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Target groups
Manufacturers, trading companies, importer, distributors and service companies
Photographic trade, professional users and consumers
Access authorisation
Open to trade visitors and the public
Opening hours during construction and dismantling
20.09.2018 from 7:00 a.m. – midnight
21.-24.09.2018 from 00:00 a.m. – midnight
25.09.2018 from 00:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

29.09.2018 from 6:00 p.m – midnight
(trucks permitted to enter from 8:00 p.m.)
30.09.-1.10.2018 from 00:00 a.m. - midnight
02.10.2018 from 00:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
An extended dismantling is not possible!
Figures for the previous event (2016):
983 (incl. additionally represented companies)

190,669 from 134 countries

Christoph Menke
* For max. 4 person / max. 2 adults, min. 1 child and max. 3 children aged 7-17 years. This admission ticket is not valid for public transportation (VRS).
** For schoolchildren, students, apprentices, retirees, senior citizens aged 65 and above, severely disabled people upon presentation of an identification document. Please hold on the identification document for reduced tickets in the entrance area.

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