The European imaging and printing service provider Cewe closed the 2020 financial year with a significant increase in earnings: According to preliminary, unaudited figures, the operating result (EBIT) rose by more than 40 percent to Euro 79.7 million, while sales rose slightly by just under one percent to Euro 727.3 million. The Board will therefore propose to the Annual General Meeting to increase the annual dividend for the twelfth time in a row, namely by 15 percent to Euro 2.30.
Vivid-Pix, the specialist in AI-powered image restoration software, has acquired Reunions magazine, a well known publication for reunion planning and celebration. From its beginnings as a print magazine and expanding online, Reunions magazine has provided an abundance of education, resources, and event sharing – pre, during, and post the reunion event. According to a press release, Vivid-Pix plans to operate the expanded Reunions magazine website and online magazine as a resource to assist families, class alumni, and military reunion participants relive the past and make new memories.
FESPA and APS have announced that FESPA Brasil 2021 will be postponed from March 2021 to June 23 - 26 2021, while remaining at the same venue, the Expo Center Norte, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to a press release, the move reflects the ongoing uncertainty over COVID-19 related events and travel restrictions in Brazil as well as around the globe.
With its third edition, Berlin Photo Week is set to celebrate a big comeback from August 26th to September 3rd, according to a press announcement of Messe Berlin. The multifunctional event area “Arena Berlin” has been selected as the central location of the event, which is organized in cooperation with the IFA, the global trade show for consumer technologies. Located directly on the banks of the Spree river, Arena Berlin is well known for many years as an attractive site for art fairs, concerts, summer festivals and other events.
Ceconomy AG, the parent company of the Media-Markt and Saturn electronics store chains, has announced significant sales growth in the first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year. Despite the Corona measures and temporary store closings in several countries, sales in the period from October to December 2020 increased by 11.4 percent year-on-year to Euro 7.5 billion. Adjusted EBIT rose by almost 20 percent to Euro 346 million.
The organizers of IFA, the global trade show for consumer tech and home electronics, have reinforced their intention to hold the fair as a physical event fro September 3 to 7, 2021, in Berlin, Germany. According to a press release, global brands have expressed a strong desire to present their innovations and inspiring industry insights in the German capital. The list of supporters include famous names from the health tech, home appliances, consumer electronics and imaging industry.
Midexpo Exhibition Company, the organizers of Photoforum 2021, have announced the trade show will be held as a physical event April 22 to 24 at the Crocus Expo Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia. According to a press release, all safety measures recommended by the Russian government agency responsible for protecting wellbeing and consumer rights, Rospotrebnadzor, will be strictly observed. Photoforum is the biggest event for the imaging market in Russia and CIS. In the past, the event as regularly attracted more than 25 000 manufacturers, dealers, and distributors as well as professional and amateur photographers, videographers and bloggers.
The imaging and printig servce provider, Cewe, Oldenburg, Germany, has closed the 2020 financial year with a significant increase in earnings. According to a press release, the first, unaudited figures indicate group sales of around Euro 727 million, one percent more than 2019. The operating result (EBIT) increased disproportionately by 39 percent to approx. Euro 79 million, mainly due to strang demand during the holiday season.
The photo and imaging trade show Photopia planned for September 23 to 26, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, has announced a cooperation with the German Photographic Industry Association (PIV). A corresponding contract has already been signed. Organized for the first time this year, the four-day photo and video festival with the motto “Share your vision” is set to enable photo enthusiasts from all over the world to experience the latest products and services of the photo and imaging industry at the Hamburg exhibition center and throughout the city.
The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) will hold its trade show CP+2021 Online, from Thursday, February 25 to Sunday, February 28, 2021. The archives will be available for the public until Wednesday, March 31. According to a press release, the digital event will be designed as a comprehensive virtual camera and imaging exhibition, featuring a large number of organizer and exhibitor presentations as well as seminars and workshops.
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It had a certain symbolic meaning that Koelnmesse announced its decision to “suspend the implementation of photokina in Cologne for the time being” on a “Black Friday” – marking the end of an era of seven decades during which this unique world fair has givenour photo and imaging industry the most important impulses and inspiration.