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.
The first-ever, all-digital CES 2021 ended yesterday. According to the organizers, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), almost 2000 companies from startups to tech giants unveiled their innovations. The event featured a large number of product launches, keynotes from global industry leaders, live entertainment from Hollywood and more than 100 hours of conference programming. Registered providing have the opportunity to replay, rediscover and relive CES 2021 until Feb. 15; available features include exhibitor showcases, programming to watch on demand as well as one-to-one attendee messaging.
ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, providers of high volume photography solutions backed by ASG, have acquired Capturelife, a digital delivery and engagement solution that serves school, sports, events, attraction and resort photographers and labs. While Scott DeFusco, co-founder of Capturelife, will join the ImageQuix and PhotoLynx team to continue growing and building the service, the other co-founder, Jeff Eckerle, will transition out of the business. Rich Scanlon, CEO of ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, was appointed CEO of Capturelife effective immediately.
Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, the first all-digital CES 2021 is now open for audiences around the world. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2021 features more than 1,900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum. In more than 100 conference sessions, industry leaders, analysts and experts share visions for a better future and provide the audience with the latest information on products, technologies and markets.
Citizen Systems Europe has issued a warning to its customers that an unauthorized hardware updates being offered to owners and operators of the popular Citizen CY-02 photo printer. In a cautionary statement, the printer manufacturer advises all users of its products that any updates not communicated through official Citizen channels are not authentic and are not authorized by the company. If accepted, users risk affecting their official manufacturer warranty conditions and a potential loss of overall performance.
January 1, 2021, the newly founded OM Digital Solutions Corpoation started operations to market the consumer products previously manufactured and distributed by Olympus under the ledership of Shigemi Sugimoto, who was previously responsible for the imaging division of Olympus. With a new organizational structure that is set to efficiently combine management, research and development as well as production and sales, tthe company aims to further develop the product range under famous brands such as OM-D, PEN and Zuiko. According to a press release, the company name OM Digital Solutions is supposed to signal the connection between the legendary OM history and digital solutions.
The former owner of the Obergassner photo wholesaler and long-time director of the European PMA office in Munich, Dr. Klaus Petersen, passed away on December 27, 2020 at the age of 88. Petersen started his activities for the American Photo Marketing Association (PMA) after he had sold Obergassner in 1990. Under his leadership, the PMA Munich office gained a large number of members in Europe during the 1990s. In addition, Petersen succeeded in significantly increasing the number of European visitors to what was then the largest annual photo fair in the world.
With Photopia Hamburg, Hamburg Messe wants to offer the imaging industry a new home and at the same time make the City of Hamburg Germany's new photo capital. With well known locations such as the Deichtorhallen and the House of Photography as well as the Reeperbahn Festival taking place at the same time, the metropolis on the river of Elbe will offer ideal conditions for the event, the organizers said in a press release. The premiere of Photopia, which is intended to generate enthusiasm for photography and imaging in the Hamburg Exhibition Center and throughout the city, is planned for September 23-26, 2021. Thereafter, the event is set to take place annually.
Fespa, the global federation of national Associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing has announced to postpone its 2021 Global Print Expo, planned for March 2021, as well as the co-located European Sign Expo to October 12 to 15, 2021. The events will be held at the same venue, the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to a press release, the move reflects ongoing uncertainty over Corona-related travel restrictions and visitor quarantine arrangements in The Netherlands, and the risk that these could continue to affect exhibitors and visitors through early 2021.
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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.