Facts and Figures


Date of the event 26. – 29. September 2018
Organizer of the fair Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Event frequency annual
Venue Koelnmesse, Fair Grounds, Köln-Deutz
Opening times NEW 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
Stand rental fee / m² photokina 2018

EUR 175.00 early bird rate until 01.12.2017
EUR 186.00 early bird rate until 01.03.2018
EUR 199.00 from 02.03.2018
Flat rate energy costs / m² EUR 9,95
AUMA / m² EUR 0,60
Catalogue 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
Access authorisation Open to trade visitors and the public
Target groups


Manufacturers, trading companies, importer, distributors and service companies

Photographic trade, professional users and consumers
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
Project Management Christoph Menke
Website www.photokina.com
* 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.