photokina Cologne

18. - 21. May 2022 | International leading trade fair around images

The photokina is the leading international trade fair of the entire photographic and imaging industry. It offers as the only event worldwide the comprehensive presentation of all visual media, all imaging techniques and all imaging markets - for professionals and for consumers. The spectrum ranges from image acquisition, storage and processing to image transfer and playback. The photokina is understood not only as a revenue driver of the photo and imaging industry, but also as a novelty and trend forum, which significantly shows the convergence and integration of different technologies and product lines. The photokina is divided into five theme worlds: Capture your world - cameras, lenses and equipment, Light up your world - light, flashes and tripods, Share your world - store, connect and transfer, Create your world - input, treatment and processing, Show your world - finishing, printing and presentation. That is why photokina is much more than just photography. It offers worlds for touching, experiencing and immersing and helps to make the fascination imaging tangible. With live photo shoots, video and photography workshops and the photokina action zone it is taken care of a lot of variety and fun. For young photographers and students the photokina academy offers a meeting place to network and interact with professionals and other students of the scene. The highlight of photokina is the prize for the winner of the Cologne Photo Marathon, which takes place prior to the fair.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 6 days of the fair, from 20. September to 25. September 2016, about 983 exhibitors from 42 countries and 191000 visitors on the photokina in Cologne.

This year the photokina takes place on 4 days from Wed., 18.05.2022 to Sat., 21.05.2022 in Cologne already for the thirty-sixth time.

In 170 Days
18.05.2022 - 21.05.2022*
Wednesday - Saturday, 4 days
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Year of foundation:

Local time:
18:58 h (UTC +01:00)

First Sunday of Advent

Warning about COVID-19

Due to the corona pandemic (COVID-19), information about trade fairs and events may be out of date. You can get more information from the organizer.

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 8210
Fax: +49 (0)221 8212574
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Past editions:
  • 26. - 29. September 2018
  • 20. - 25. September 2016
    • 983 exhibitors from 42 countries
    • 191000 visitors
  • 16. - 21. September 2014
    • 1074 exhibitors from 51 countries
    • 185000 visitors

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


for trade fair date in Cologne

Product groups: albums, batteries, binoculars, camcorders, camera phones, cameras, digital image processing, displays, disposal, film cameras, film technology, illumination, image kiosk systems, image projectors, image transfer, large laboratory systems, lenses, light sources, lighting, memory cards, minilab systems, monitors, movies, photo bags, photo cables, photo editing software, photo frames, photo ordering systems, photo products, photographic equipment, photographic studio equipment, presentation software, printer, projectors, recycling, scanners, slides technology, storage devices, video, video cameras, …

Industry sectors: Consumer Electronics, Electronics, Lighting, Photography, …

Fairs of these Sectors: Consumer Electronics Trade ShowsConventions and Photography Trade ShowsElectronics Trade ShowsLighting Fairs

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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