This year, photokina will offer its visitors a retail tour during photokina. The tour will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 (3rd show day)
9 a.m. – Bus leaves from Koeln Bahnhof (backside) to Moenchengladbach
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Tour of CeWe Color – Moenchengladbach http://www.cewecolor.de/index.php?id=6&L=1
CeWe Color is the European market leader in industrial photofinishing supplying 50,000 retail partners in 24 countries. CeWe supplies stores and Internet retailers (e-commerce) with photographic products and develop more than 2.8 billion color prints per year.
This company has perfectly adapted to the changing needs of the imaging market –more than 70 % of CeWe’s sales are related to digital products and services. Learn about new products being developed here and how CeWe works with their network of retailers.
12:00 – bus leaves from Moenchengladbach to Cologne
1 p.m. Tour of Foto Gregor – Photo Retailer http://www.foto-gregor.de/epages/FotoGregor.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/FotoGregor.Shop
This shop has a huge selection of new gear, pro equipment, darkroom accessories, a photo studio and even offers amateurs and professional photo equipment on a rental basis. The tour will show the scope of inventory, how it is displayed and provides information on hot ticket items and shelve movement.
2:30 p.m. Bus continues to second retailer
3 p.m. Tour of Foto Lambertin – Photo Retailer http://www.foto-lambertin.de/pages/index.htm
An absolute must see for any photographer or photo retailer. The store is located right next the Cologne Cathedral (Dom), the building has been there since the year 1,300. This family owned business has been in operation for more than 50 years and is located in a building with more height then width stretching over 3 stories with many twists and turns. Inventory covers a unique combination of photo and imaging products, new or used. A real treat for anybody who loves “digging” through interesting and new technology in a very unique retail setting.
4 p.m. – Tour ends at Cologne Cathedral
Price: EURO 140
(Box lunch with refreshments is served)