The 2020 Photokina in Cologne has been canceled due to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. The next edition of the fair will not take place before 2022 in Germany.
While all events planned in Europe and elsewhere until the summer have been canceled or postponed indefinitely , the Photokina seemed to be resisting.
Finally, the organizers of the photo fair planned for Cologne, from May 27 to 30, had to face the facts and ended up deciding the cancellation of the 2020 edition. More generally, the managers of the exhibition center at the German city, the Koelnmesse, decided not to organize anything before the end of June 2020, de facto postponing all the other events on the calendar. Kai Hillebrandt, president of the Photoindustrie-Verband, main sponsor of Photokina, says “fully support the decision made by the Koelnmesse […]The health of exhibitors and visitors is for the moment a top priority ” .
Next edition of Photokina in 2022
The Koelnmesse gives an appointment for the next edition of Photokina, scheduled from May 18 to 21 … 2022. Finally, in these troubled times, the next big gathering around the photo should be the Salon de la photo à Paris, du 5 as of November 9, 2020. Patience is required.