PHOTOPIA Hamburg is a success

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The second edition of PHOTOPIA, the Hamburg-based photography event/festival which took place Oct. 13-16, drew nearly 10,000 visitors.

“What we have seen and heard, and the inspiration, product-based entertainment and information we experienced in a programme comprising roughly 500 individual features is hard to beat,” said Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress. “The exhibiting companies were able to get the most out of the container concept, creating fantastic worlds for industry and private visitors alike.

“The idea PHOTOPIA Hamburg embodies once again fulfilled his expectations. The industry truly embraces the city of Hamburg as a hub. Together with our partners, we are in a great position to become Europe’s leading event for the Imaging sector.”

The event also featured the [email protected] conference on Oct. 13 under the heading of “Intelligent Progress.”

More than 80 companies from Europe, Canada, and Taiwan presented their innovations and services for recording, editing, processing, storing, displaying and sharing photographic and video content at the Summit. As a major point of attraction in the “Vlogging” section, major industry player Sony presented its latest development, the vlogging camera ZC-1F, to the public for the first time. Other major brands represented in the exhibition halls included Adobe, BenQ, Canon, Cewe, DJI, Fujifilm, Hahnemühle, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Tamron, and WhiteWall.

“The industry deserves this kind of anchor event that can highlight the innovative potential of this sector and has an impact on the public while enabling an exchange of views and ideas between manufacturers and retailers, and in particular, personal interaction with the end customer,” said Christian Müller-Rieker, Managing Director of the industry association Photoindustrie-Verband (PIV). “As the inspirational hosts of PHOTOPIA we are pleased to support this effort.”

The drone photography exhibition, complete with a 1,000 cubic-metre FlyZone, and the Slow Photography section entirely dedicated to analog photography, also attracted numerous visitors.

The next PHOTOPIA Hamburg will take place from Sept. 21-24 2023.