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Frank Fremerey

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photokina postponed to 2022
« on: March 18, 2020, 21:27:43 »
Sorry folks, no Photokina 2020

but in 2022

when all nukes are switched off

welcome to German stone age.

Bring enough batteries from the civilized world

hail to Corona

 ;D ;D ;D >:(
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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 21:29:26 »
18.–21.05.2022 | #photokina
 
 
    Sehr geehrter Herr Fremerey,
 
die Geschäftsführung der Koelnmesse hat entschieden, bis Ende Juni 2020 keine Eigenveranstaltungen in Köln durchzuführen – darunter auch die photokina. Diese Entscheidung wird auch vom Krisenstab der Stadt Köln unterstützt, der in seiner Sitzung am 18.03.2020 ebenfalls empfohlen hat, die Messen in diesem Zeitraum abzusagen.

Dies geschieht auch vor dem Hintergrund der Vereinbarung zwischen der Bundesregierung und den Länderregierungen vom 16.03.2020 zu gemeinsamen Leitlinien im Umgang mit der Corona-Epidemie. Sie beinhaltet explizit auch die generelle Schließung von Messen und Ausstellungen. Dies beeinträchtigt die Planungssicherheit für die Koelnmesse und die Teilnehmer der Messen in Köln weit über die bisherige Reichweite der aktuellen Szenarien hinaus.

Diese Entscheidung beinhaltet auch die Absage der vom 27. bis 30. Mai 2020 geplanten photokina. Die Absage gilt auch für die Imaging Innovation Conference am 26. Mai 2020, ein neuer Termin ist in Abstimmung.

Auch aus Ihren Reihen haben uns Anfragen rund um die Gesundheit und Sicherheit auf dem Messegelände erreicht. Für uns steht die Gesundheit aller Messeteilnehmer an erster Stelle.

Hinzu kommt die Verunsicherung zahlreicher Kunden und die komplizierte Reisesituation. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist es uns derzeit nicht möglich, eine globale Business- und Community-Plattform für die Imagingbranche in gewohnter Qualität anzubieten.

Die nächste photokina findet vom 18. bis 21. Mai 2022 in Köln statt. Die Ausrichtung 2022 gibt allen Beteiligten genügend Zeit, die nächste photokina nach den Bedürfnissen des Marktes, unserer Aussteller und Besucher zu gestalten.

Alle bezahlten Tickets werden erstattet. Die Koelnmesse wird dies in den kommenden Wochen zentral veranlassen, Sie müssen dafür nichts weiter unternehmen.

Bei Rückfragen steht Ihnen das photokina-Team zur Verfügung.

Ihr photokina-Team
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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 22:36:49 »
Speechless.   :'(
Photokina is in September?!?!
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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 07:30:28 »
Speechless.   :'(
Photokina is in September?!?!
Yes, 2020 was the first year to be held in May

"Ab 2020 sollte sie jährlich im Mai in Köln stattfinden."

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photokina

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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 09:38:18 »
Dear Mr. Lund,
 The management team of Koelnmesse has decided not to organise any own events on the part of Koelnmesse until the end of June 2020 - including the photokina. This decision is supported by the crisis management team of the City of Cologne, which also recommended in its meeting on 18.03.2020 to cancel the trade fairs during this period of time.
 This also happens against the background of the agreement reached on 16.03.2020 between the German federal government and the governments of the German states – laying down common guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus epidemic and explicitly including the general closure of trade fairs and exhibitions. This impairs the planning security for Koelnmesse and the participants of the trade fairs in Cologne far beyond the scope of the current scenarios.
 
 This decision also includes the cancellation of photokina, which was planned for 27 to 30 May 2020. The cancellation is also valid for the Imaging Innovation Conference for 26 May 2020. A new date will be coordinated.
 
 We have also received enquiries from you about health and safety at the trade fair ground. The health of all trade fair participants is our top priority.
 
 Added to this is the uncertainty of numerous customers and the complicated travel situation. Against this background it is currently not possible for us to offer a global business and community platform for the imaging industry in the usual quality.
 
 The next photokina will take place in Cologne 18 to 21 May 2022. The 2022 orientation gives us enough time to design the next photokina according to the needs of the market, our exhibitors and visitors.
 
 All paid tickets will be refunded. Koelnmesse will arrange this centrally in the coming weeks. There is nothing further for you to do.
 
 Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the photokina team.
 
 Sincerely,
 
 Your photokina team
Erik Lund

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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 09:44:48 »
Our usual excuse to meet up has been posponed, as so many other events,,,, who knows when we will be able to travel again, currently working from home until after Easter  :o
Apparently some skiing involving Austrian bierstube visits has brought a lot of Danes down with Corona Virus  :-[ :o
As soon as restrictions clear we meet up again, most likely with Birna on Skype or Zoom via the WWW,,, Who knows what the future brings
Stay safe! Stay home and keep up the spirit!
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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 12:42:00 »
Am I missing something?

What happened to 2021?

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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 13:03:09 »
My guess is that 2021 is already fully booked in cologne
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Re: photokina postponed to 2022
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 18:56:51 »
If I remember correctly, Photokina has been held every other year?  So, there would be no Photokina in 2021 regardless of the corona virus mayhem.

It's too bad that the date of Photokina had been shifted from September to May.  If it were to held in September, it might not be cancelled...
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