Actually the Photokina fair should take place in May next year in Cologne -- for the first time in early summer instead of in autumn and then also annually, not every second year anymore. But only recently the last Photokina ended, so the two fairs would follow each other very closely. But obviously not enough Imaging-manufacturers could be convinced to organize (and pay for) a Photokina appearance already after 7 months, especially since the product cycles do not necessarily give such a close timing. At least the trade fair organizers are now announcing at relatively short notice that the next Photokina will not be held until May 2020. From 27.-30.05.2020, camera innovations will again be shown in the usual opulence.
From our point of view, this actually seems more promising than the original, highly ambitious plan to whip through the changeover to an annual trade fair in such a short period of time. How sensitive the trade fair environment has become in the meantime is illustrated not least by Schicksal der Cebit. Only a few days ago, the end of the traditional computer trade fair went through the press; due to declining floor space bookings, Cebit was integrated into the Hannover Messe.