According to latest press release for Photokina, Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not attend next year’s Photokina 2020 in May. Below is the press release from Photokina:
Already with the last photokina, important new exhibitors could be won with this conceptual adjustment. The share of younger visitors has also increased consistently over the last two events. The attention for photokina remains great, as does the sense of anticipation for photokina 2020 of many visitors and exhibitors. “We look forward to strong demand and applications from both the new and the classic segments of companies like Canon, CEWE, GoPro, Sony, Panasonic, Kodak Alaris, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, Hasselblad, Hahnemühle, Arri, Rode Mikrophones, DJI and Insta360”, says Christoph Werner, Vice President of Koelnmesse. These are contrasted by cancellations, including from Leica, Nikon and Olympus.
And Petapixel has reached out to Nikon for comment, and received the following in response:
We regularly review our participation in trade events, in accordance with Nikon’s guidelines and policies on global exhibitions and fairs. As a result, we have decided not to participate in Photokina 2020 on this occasion.