Business Forum Imaging set for March 6-7 in Cologne

March 6 and 7, 2019, photokina will stage the Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2019 at the Congress-Center East of Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.  Under its new title “Create the unseen”, the event will focus on the exciting opportunities for the imaging industry that became obvious at photokina 2018.

Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2018.

In fact, innovative digital technologies make it possible to capture the previously invisible. Artificial intelligence identifies image content, shows the consumers pathways through the flood of images and enables the design of fascinating imagery, which can be combined with other media to create completely new, hitherto unseen results. The ubiquitous connectivity makes it possible to share these results in real time with others, to turn them into high-quality physical and digital picture products, and to advance into new dimensions of visual communication with the help of Computer-Generated Imaging (CGI) as well as Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality.

In the new imaging ecosystem, manufacturers, service providers and retailers also face the marketing challenge to address their customers in a way that reflects the dynamics of the imaging sector. Digital, mobile and social networks, innovative imaging technologies and Artificial Intelligence make it possible to offer consumers new shopping experiences that they have never seen before.

At the Business Forum Imaging Cologne, retailers, image service providers, photographers, video producers and manufacturers can find out how the industry can benefit from these dynamic developments.

Registration is already open – please download the form at

Detailed information on the event and the program will be available in January 2019 at

Owned by photokina, the Business Forum Imaging Cologne is organized by our global publication INTERNATIONAL CONTACT in cooperation with Photo Imaging News, San Antonio, TX, USA, and Visual 1st, the prestigious imaging ecosystem conference held annually in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Partners supporting the conference include the German Photographic Industry Association (Photoindustrie-Verband – PIV) and the market research company, GfK Retail and Technology.