Leica, Nikon and Olympus have cancelled their participation in Photokina 2020, according to a press release from the organisation.
Next year’s event, which will take place between 27 and 30 May in Cologne, Germany, will focus upon the transformations that are occurring in the imaging industry. As the release states: While on the one hand the classic camera market reports strongly declining sales and turnover figures, the enjoyment of photography continues to grow – with a positive effect on the demand for pictures. The industry also expects additional impetus from the consistent further development of innovative segments such as mobile, motion and digital imaging.
So far, companies like Canon, CEWE, GoPro, Sony, Panasonic, Kodak Alaris, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, Hasselblad, Hahnemühle, Arri, Rode Mikrophones, DJI and Insta360 are listed as participants in next year’s show.
Before the European event, CP+ 2020 will be held in Yokohama, Japan between 27 February and 1 March. This event has been growing steadily year-on-year, with more than 120 companies from both inside and outside of Japan exhibiting in 2019. The 2019 event was attended by more than 60,600 registered participants, 1/3 of them first-time visitors. Click here to download a report of the event.