After six very successful days, the 30th photokina – World of Imaging concluded in Cologne on September 28. The international photo and imaging industry put on an amazing show in Cologne, as 1,523 companies from 49 countries presented a huge range of product innovations, thrilling the numerous specialist trade visitors and consumers in attendance.
As Koelnmesse Executive Vice President Oliver P. Kuhrt stated, photokina thus “reconfirmed its position as the undisputed number one global trade fair for the entire imaging industry. This result was largely due to the tremendous innovation potential displayed by the fair, as photokina showcased not only the latest products but also the technologies and trends that will have a major impact on the market in the coming years.” read more…
28. September 2008
Tags: exhibitors, final report, imaging technology, innovations, products
At photokina 2008 the “who’s who” of the international photo and imaging sector will once again present the entire spectrum of products and services in the areas of modern image technology and image application for consumers and professionals.
With 1,523 companies from 49 countries exhibiting, the turnout for the sector’s leading trade fair remains strong. “No other trade fair offers such a comprehensive range of products and services from the world of imaging and for the photographic and imaging sector. In the world of global digital communications, photokina can truly claim to be one of the leading events of its kind,” said Koelnmesse Executive Vice President Oliver P. Kuhrt.
27. September 2008
Tags: digital imaging, exhibitors, international, Oliver P. Kuhrt, products, Services
The international business forum “Memories on demand” promises to be the top event of the photokina 2008 supporting program: At the world’s leading imaging trade fair, top-ranking international managers from the photographic and imaging industry, both from the trade and respective service sectors, will address the effects of digital imaging technologies on consumer lifestyles and present innovative business models. About 400 decision-makers from around the world are expected to attend the event on the second and third days of the fair (September 24 and 25, 2008).
Major international business executives accepted the organizers’ invitation to present their visions for marketing the new digital imaging and communication technologies at the business forum. Digital imaging, mobile communication, consumer electronics, and the growing range of possibilities provided by the Internet all serve to redefine the term “memories”, which always has been closely linked to photography: In addition to photographs and moving images, today it increasingly includes music, recorded sounds, and other digital content.
That means consumers have entirely new possibilities for preserving, reproducing and sharing their memories with others. To be successful, therefore, business models must also take into account the emotional components of memories.
24. July 2008
Tags: business forum, Generation Y, GfK, marketing processes, Memories on demand, mobile imaging, products, retailers, scrapbooking, Services, Trends, visions