In May, Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, announced that it would become an annual event and expand coverage beyond its historical focus of cameras and photography. 2018 is the last year the show will take place during the traditional end-of-September dates.

In 2019 Photokina will take place in May for the first time, from the 8th to the 11th to be more precise. If you're planning to attend Photokina and see all the new products from camera manufacturers and other companies in the imaging field, you should mark those dates in your calendar.

In the meantime, you can also read this quick Q&A with recently appointed show manager Christoph Menke, in which he provides some background on the decision to change the dates and scope of future shows.