photokina 2008: International Business Forum "Memories on Demand"

Supported by photokina and the market research company GfK, the international business forum "Memories on Demand" will be organized by the global trade publications Photo Imaging News and International Contact as well as the conference specialists at IMI. The event will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on September 24-25, 2008, in the Congress Center East.

The growing impact of mobile technologies, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and online applications on the way in which we record and reproduce images has come to redefine the concept of "memories." This concept has always been closely linked with photography and moving images, but today it increasingly includes music, recorded sounds, and other digital content. Top managers from international trade and industry will be outlining their visions of how future consumers will be able to record, store, and reproduce their memories as well as share them with other people. ”The International Business Forum ‘Memories on Demand’ will take a detailed look at the impact of digital imaging technology on consumer lifestyles”, said Oliver Kuhrt, Executive Vice President of Koelnmesse GmbH. ”Here, the focus will be less on new technologies than on the question of which new business models can meet modern demands.”