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photokina Suspended – After 70 Successful Years

This is one sad news. But in these weird times it was somewhat apparent that this could happen. The prestigious photokina at Cologne loacation has been suspended until further notice. In 2019 the world of trade shows was a very differnet one. NAB, IBC, CineGear, CP+.. the list goes on. 2020: nothing but yawning emptiness. Each and every show dropped out of the 2020 show calendar, one after the other. COVID-19 became a global pandemic and trade shows became a dangerous place to be. Read our coverage of the cancellations of some of the biggest trade shows in 2020: NAB, CineGear, IBC, CP+. The prestigious photokina at Cologne location is up and running for 70 years now. For the last 20 years or so the show was held every two years at Koelnmesse convention center. In 2020 the show wanted to shift to a yearly event but this plan is appearently off the table. photokina Supended due to Corona Virus and Market Decline If you visit the photokina website, you won’t find any news on upcoming show dates but this statement only: Together, we can look back upon a successful, colourful and innovative era: 70 years of photokina in Cologne. Since 1950, for generations it has been the top address for photography, video and imaging. Given the current developments in the imaging market, we have no choice but to suspend implementation of photokina at the Cologne location for the time being. This step is a very difficult one for us...

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Published By: CineD - Friday, 27 November

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