Photokina says show won't go on, as it says Auf Wiedersehen

(Image credit: Photokina)

BREAKING NEWS: Photokina has just informed us that it that its trade show is being suspended until further notice.

The international expo held in Cologne, Germany, cancelled its 2020 due the coronovirus, and had set out to restage the event in May 2020 – but now has put all of its operations and plans on ice. The press release cited the decreasing imaging market as the reason for its drastic action after 70 years.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.