Golden photokina pin for Dr Andreas Kaufmann

Conferred by the Mayor of the City of Cologne, Henriette Reker

The conferring of the Golden photokina Pin took place on the evening prior to the opening of photokina in the context of an exclusive industry dinner in the KölnSKY. Dr Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG, was distinguished for his visionary commitment to the company and the entire industry.

"In times of change, it is visionaries like yourself that are needed to provide the industry, its companies and photokina with a trend-setting, renewing imagining of the future - precisely that, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of vision", the Mayor of the City of Cologne, Henriette Reker stated in her laudation. I am certain that the imaging branch will in this way also fulfil the great hopes placed in it in future and will realise great plans.", she added.

The Golden photokina Pin has been conferred since the early 1950s to persons from the economy, science and politics who have contributed to the success of photokina in Cologne.
Since joining Leica in 2004, Dr Andreas Kaufmann has lead one of the most traditional German optics companies back onto the course of success in turbulent times for the market and the industry. In the process, he repeatedly and successfully entered into many risks as investor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG. This is also based on a feeling for the spirit of the times and the needs of users. Leica thus also stands for high quality engineering arts and extraordinary precision in 2016, but more than anything else for a special culture of seeing. Intuitive operation, with systems that maintain their value ensure the best image results and creative freedom.

The focus is thereby always on the exceptional image. In the context of the "Masters of Photography" exhibition on 2,000 square metres, Leica Camera AG is thus presenting exceptional images from just as exceptional photographers. As an official photography partner of photokina 2016, Leica is in this way reinforcing the special position of the image exhibitions at photokina and a strong commitment to photographic art.

For your safety

Koelnmesse has followed the events of the past several months with deep sympathy. We take the concerns of our guests, exhibitors and visitors very seriously and are implementing corresponding measures to make the events as safe and secure as possible.

In doing so, we are working together with the security forces at all times. We have also discussed and coordinated the security concept for the events at the exhibition centre with the authorities.

Extensive security measures are being planned for our events, including photokina. Because these measures include visual inspections and spot checks of baggage, waiting times can get longer in the entrance areas. The control measures are adjustable and can be adapted at short notice after consultations with the security forces.

To prevent unnecessary waiting times, we ask you to leave any baggage that isn't required for your trade fair visit at home.

To ensure the work of the security forces isn't impaired, we ask that you please understand that we cannot provide any detailed information about the specific security measures.

Your contact:
Judith Mader
Communications Manager

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne
Tel +49 221 821-2486
Fax +49 221 821-3544

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