Trade Show Calendar Updated with the 2020 and early 2021 dates

Hello World! We have a blog update here after many moons (and suns and quasars)! The Trade Show Calendar has been updated with the 2020 shows and some of the early 2021 shows as well. The CoronaVirus pandemic has some trade shows moving dates to the Fall of 2020, others moving to a date to be determined at a later date, and others moving to 2021, while Photokina has jumped all the way to May 2022.

Aside from the impact of COVID-19, 2020 is a leap year, and that changes the dates/weeks some trade shows happen, especially if they have a preset such as “Monday to Thursday”. A leap year has 52 weeks and TWO days, which means dates get pushed, some run into weekend boundaries and such, meaning some trade shows may move up or down by one week in the calendar.

As usual, please leave a comment or use the online contact form for corrections, additions and such.

Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2020 and early 2021 [updated]

Welcome to the Trade Show Calendar, a post that tracks camera and photography related trade shows, covering 2014.Q4 to early 2021, in reverse chronological order… This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet, only the major/influential shows… For omissions/additions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

Latest Update: April 6 (2020): All trade shows are subject to change/cancellation as of the time of writing due to the COVID-19 situation… Some shows moved to the Fall of 2020, others to 2021/2022, while others have TBD dates… As a result, the calendar is more jumpy than usual… Trade shows that don’t have confirmed dates have “??-??” as their date… SPE (every March) goes to a different city every year… CES changed their website to a .tech…

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May 2022
+ 18-21: Photokina in Cologne (Germany): moves here from May 2020

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January 2021
+ 6-9: CES 2021 in Las Vegas (USA) as usual
+ 14-19: Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
+ 20-23: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ ??-??: Photo LA in Santa Monica (LA area, California, USA)

February 2021
+ 25-28: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ ??-??: B&H Photo’s Depth of Field in New York
+ ??-??: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)

March 2021
+ 1-4: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain
+ 7-11: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 18-21: Society for Photographic Education in Denver, CO (USA)
+ ??-??: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK): the 2020 show moved to September, unknown if 2021 will also do so

April 2021
+ ??-??: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)
+ ??-??: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)

May 2021
+ next Photokina in May 2022

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January 2020
+ 5-10: CES 2020 in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 19-21: Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
+ 22-25: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 30-2: Photo LA in Santa Monica (LA area, California, USA)

February 2020
+ 11-12: B&H Photo’s Depth of Field in New York
+ 23-27: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 24-27: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
+ 28-3: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 27-2: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)

March 2020
+ 6-8: Society for Photographic Education in Houston, TX (USA)
+ 14-17: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK) moves to September 2020

April 2020
+ 18-22: NAB in Las Vegas (USA): CANCELLED, will launch “NAB Express” online trade show at a TBD later date
+ 23-26: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea): CANCELLED

May 2020
+ 18-21: Photokina in Cologne (Germany): CANCELLED due to COVID
+ ??-??: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA): MOVED to TBD 2021

June 2020
+ 2-6: Computex Taipei moves to September 2020
+ 4-7: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA): MOVED to TBD date

July 2020
+ no events?

August 2020
+ no events?

September 2020
+ 4-9: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 11-15: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ 19-22: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK) moved here from March 2020
+ 28-20: Computex Taipei in Taipei: moved here from May
+ 27-1: GITEX in Dubai

October 2020
+ 20-23: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 22-24: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2020
+ 5-9: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2020
+ Ned Stark was right, Winter is Here with the COVID Walkers!

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