May 18, 2022 - May 21, 2022 
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1

Between 18 and 21 May 2022, photokina will bring to Cologne over 180,000 enthusiasts and professionals in the imaging industry. The following edition of the renowned trade show will return with a fresh concept and new features. The expectations for photokina Cologne 2022 are set high. It will bring forward the photography and imaging innovations, accompanied by presentations, workshops and other special events.

After a significant pause due to the coronavirus epidemic in 2020, photokina 2022 will not merely capture the changes which will define the imaging markets, but will demonstrate new concepts, as the professionals in attendance experience and discuss the aspects of digitalisation and eventification transforming the industry. The themeworlds at photokina 2022 will be: Capturing Unlimited, Creating Unlimited, Discovering Unlimited, Lighting Unlimited and Presenting Unlimited.

Travelling to Cologne for the next photokina in 2022? We have prepared a selection of available hotels during the photokina 2022 dates in the area of the venue, central Cologne, the vicinity of the Cologne/Bonn airport and the surrounding towns with easy transport links to the trade show. You can easily arrange your accommodation through ExpoBeds today - book your rooms directly online or request a free photokina 2022 hotel offer matching your criteria and budget.

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event information


Based in Cologne, photokina is the leading international trade fair for the photography and cinematography industries. The upcoming photokina 2022 will be staged at Messe Cologne on 18 - 21 May. Over 800 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in the world of photo, video and imaging. Over 180,000 visitors will join the 36th edition of the event.

Past editions

what's new in this event edition

What is new for Photokina 2022

An interactive area of sets for filming and photographing premiered at the most recent photokina. The new feature was complemented by a series of lectures and was held under the motto New power for the creators. Being quite successful, it will be continued for the 2022 edition.
Important changes await in 2022 - photokina will become an annual event and will be held in May instead of September.

quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Photokina 2023
Sectors: Photography / Movies / Audio-visual
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration 

important facts

  • 812 exhibitors in 2018
  • 69% international exhibitors
  • represented exhibitors from Germany and abroad
  • 180,000 visitors
  • 127 represented countries altogether

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