The Photokina, world's leading trade fair for digital photography and creative imaging, takes place from September 21 - 26 in Cologne, Germany. The Photokina show inspires amateur and professionals of the imaging industry all over the world. The world's best photographers will present their work onstage and those of you who will visit this year’s Photokina will experience the latest trends and the future of photography. At the special show area "World of 3D at Photokina" visitors to the Photokina 2010 will have a chance to become fascinated by the third dimension for photography and film. Additionally the latest system cameras, DSLR cameras, 3D cameras and other digital equipment will be showcased.
Photokina will be held for the first time in the new exhibition grounds of Koelnmesse, which will consist of the four new Northern Halls and the modernized former Eastern halls, which will then be known as the Southern Halls. Next to the new Entrance South and Entrance North, a new Congress Centre will be available to you in close proximity to halls 7 and 8. Finally, a new guidance and signposting system will ensure that everything is close at hand and easy to find.
International trade conference examines aspects of the "world of mobile imaging". As a result of ongoing developments in the imaging sector, more and more people from all social strata are now able to immediately record their impressions with digital images. Modern digital ultra-compact cameras have become popular among consumers, as have camera phones. As the number of people who constantly carry their mobile imaging devices with them grows, so too does the need for ways of sending and processing the resulting photographs quickly and under all manner of circumstances.
Digital reflex cameras attracting the greatest interest, camera phones taking over the role of an “optical notebook”, DVDs and hard disks as new storage media for camcorders, the next generation of memory cards is ready for launch and Internet enables the photography industry to utilize new forms of communication. At Photokina in 2006, the merging of the photography and video worlds with the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and information technology sectors will lead to a new level of quality, with the Photokina presenting imaging innovations in a more extensive and focused manner than that found at any other comparable trade fair. The Photokina 2006 promises to be the biggest show ever!
This year, the Fashion, Advertising and Industrial Photography Working Group (AWI) will once again provide young men and women aged between 16 and 22 with the opportunity to begin a fascinating career as a photographic model. With its YOUNG FACES Model Contest 2006, AWI will build on the huge success of the model contest held during Photokina 2004. In a first for Germany, the competition is being organized as a nationwide event by three professional advertising-related companies: AWI, the magazine Designers Digest, and the Munich-based agency Most Wanted Models. The final round of the competition will be held at Photokina 2006, the world’s leading trade fair for imaging in Cologne.
Imaging is more - Photokina is more: Starting on September 26, 2006, Photokina Imaging World will once again be setting the standard as the global information and communication platform of the imaging sector, with the latest techniques, products, applications and services. It is the wide range of products on show, which cover the entire scope of the complex imaging market that makes Photokina 2006 unique. At the same time, the leading trade fair is presenting itself in a new light: The modified concept of the “new Photokina” and the premiere in the new Cologne exhibition center ensure that even regular visitors to the show are eagerly awaiting this year’s event.
At Photokina 2006 - the leading trade fair for the worldwide imaging sector held in Cologne from September 26 to October 1, 2006 - Koelnmesse will be offering “lifestyle media”, a presentation platform where manufacturers and dealers of digital solutions for image communication in the home and providers of services for AV system solutions will be able to inform customers about lifestyle media products’ wide range of possibilities. Exhibitors and visitors will be offered an activity area for presenting solutions that combines information, communication and entertainment technologies. In addition to information on practical benefits and demonstrations of complete system solutions and applications.