Not canceled this year’s Photokina exhibition will be held as scheduled

   Due to the serious situation of the new coronavirus epidemic, several important exhibitions this year, including MWC and CP+, have to be cancelled. Therefore, the photokina exhibition to be held in Germany in May this year has also attracted public attention. Recently, foreign media reported that the organizers of Photokina stated that the exhibition will proceed as scheduled, and said that “there is no reason to cancel the exhibition at the moment.”

Not canceled this year's Photokina exhibition will be held as scheduled

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   “At present, there is no reason to stop large-scale events like Photokina,” said Christoph Werner, vice president of Koelnmesse. He cited recommendations from the World Health Organization, the German Federal Ministry of Health and the local health department in Cologne. He confirmed that he would take preventive measures, such as installing hand sanitizer, but made it clear that as of this press conference, there is no plan to cancel the exhibition. The chairman of the German Photography Association Keichland Brand added: “Unless the health authorities announce that trade fairs should be stopped in Europe, the exhibiting company will decide whether to exhibit or not.”

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   In fact, the news about the 2020 Photokina is mixed. Earlier, manufacturers including Nikon, Leica, Olympus and Fuji have announced that they will not participate in this year’s Photokina. The cancellation of CP+ may also mean that more new products will be unveiled on Photokina. Will these manufacturers who have announced that they will not participate in the exhibition will return to the Photokina exhibition? After all, because of the epidemic, these brands have missed the opportunity to show their faces in other exhibitions, but everything is still unknown.

   Although the current epidemic situation in Europe is not optimistic, the organizers of photokina obviously believe that things are still under relatively control. However, if there is a situation similar to the collective withdrawal of exhibitors in the MWC exhibition, Then the cancellation of photokina will be an inevitable thing.

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