The world's leading trade fair for photo, video and imaging is repositioning itself

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photokina takes the next step and will take place annually as of 2018. It will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry. As of 2019 the trade fair will also have a new date in May. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne.

For the 2018 event, only the series of days is changing: it will take place from Wednesday, 26.09. to Saturday, 29.09, and thus enables a more compact, more intensive trade fair experience.

You will learn everything more around the next step of photokina in the recent press release (.pdf) .

We look forward to four intensive days of "Imaging Unlimited"!

Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV)

Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV)

"The digital transformation of the imaging industry is advancing, and thus opening up new perspectives and value creation potential. The new date and the annual cycle should in future make photokina even more attractive to all providers of the imaging ecosystem. In this way, we show the specialised trade, the media and our users an even broader bandwidth of state-of-the-art products, applications and services in Cologne which especially suits the young imaging culture."

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH

"photokina 2016 has shown us that this traditional brand in our portfolio has lost nothing of its attraction worldwide and in the region. The new concept has been a complete success. photokina has continued to develop further over time, as have the products, services and the market environment presented there. Now we are taking the next logical step by offering a digitally powered product environment an attractive annual platform for presenting the latest innovations and for entering into discussion with traders, specialist users and end customers."