Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2019 [updated]

Welcome to the Trade Show Calendar, a post that tracks camera and photography related trade shows, covering 2014.Q4 to 2019, 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: November 14 (2018): and we are back with the 2019 edition with Photokina moving to May instead of the traditional September… Since it is not a leap year, many trade shows are shifted behind by one day number-wise from 2018 to 2019 [non-leap years have 52 weeks and one day, that’s why; there’s a method to the madness] – but if that doesn’t workout (eg weekday/weekends), then they change week… Trade shows that don’t have confirmed dates for 2019 have “???” as their date…

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January 2019
+ 8-12: CES 2018 in Las Vegas (USA), better dates this year, some breathing room after the New Year’s Eve festivities
+ 16-19: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 17-22: Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
+ 31-3: Photo LA in Santa Monica (LA area, California, USA)

February 2019
+ 21-25: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)
+ 25-28: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain
+ 25-1: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 28-3: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)

March 2019
+ 7-10: Society for Photographic Education in Cleveland, OH (USA)
+ 16-19: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK)

April 2019
+ 6-11: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)
+ ???: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)

May 2019
+ 8-11: Photokina in Cologne (Germany) [NEW MONTH!]
+ NOTE that starting with 2019, Photokina takes place in May, breaking with the tradition; in Cologne as usual
+ 28-1: Computex Taipei in Taipei
+ 30-1: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 30-2: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)
+ ???: The Photography Show (Los Angeles)

June 2019
+ 24-28: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)

July 2019
+ no events?

August 2019
+ 21-23: Photoshop World II, in Las Vegas, Florida (USA)

September 2019
+ 6-11: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 12-17: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ ???: Pro Photo Expo

October 2019
+ 6-10: GITEX in Dubai
+ 10-15: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 24-26: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)
+ ???: Cine Gear Expo II in Atlanta (USA)

November 2019
+ 7-11: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2019
+ winter is coming

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Changes for 2018
Added The Photography Show (Birmingham, March; Los Angeles in May). Thanks to our readers for the alerts… There’s many date changes for 2018, with some trade show having significant changes in dates since the previous years such as CEBIT, Photoshop World, Pro Photo, and more… Photokina 2018 will happen in September as usual, but starting with 2019, Photokina will be in May in Cologne…

January 2018
+ 9-12: CES 2018 in Las Vegas (USA), better dates this year, some breathing room after the New Year’s Eve festivities
+ 10-14: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 11-16: Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
+ Photo LA has a new buyer, will return in February 2019, no trade show in 2018

February 2018
+ 8-12: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)
+ 24-28: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 26-1: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain

March 2018
+ 1-4: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 1-4: Society for Photographic Education in Philadelphia, PA (USA)
+ 17-20: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK) [ADDED!]

April 2018
+ 7-12: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 19-22: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)

May 2018
+ 4-6: The Photography Show (Los Angeles) [ADDED!]
+ 31-2: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 31-3: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)

June 2018
+ 5-9: Computex Taipei in Taipei
+ 11-15: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany) – moving from March to June

July 2018
+ no events?

August 2018
+ 31-5: IFA in Berlin (Germany)

September 2018
+ 13-18: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ 15-17: Pro Photo Expo in Valencia (Southern California)
+ 26-29: Photokina in Cologne (Germany)
+ NOTE that starting with 2019, Photokina will take in place in May, breaking with the tradition; in Cologne as usual

October 2018
+ 14-18: GITEX in Dubai
+ 16-19: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 24-27: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2018
+ 8-12: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2018
+ winter is coming

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January 2017
+ 5-8: CES 2017 in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 5-10: Imaging USA in San Antonio, TeXaS (USA)
+ 11-15: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 26-30: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)

February 2017
+ 5-9: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA) [CORRECTED]
+ 23-26: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 27-2: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain

March 2017
+ 9-12: Society for Photographic Education in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 20-24: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)

April 2017
+ 20-22: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 22-27: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)

May 2017
+ 4-8: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)
+ 19-21: Pro Photo Expo at TBA
+ 30-3: Computex Taipei in Taipei

June 2017
+ 1-4: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)

July 2017
+ no events?

August 2017
+ no events?

September 2017
+ 1-6: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 14-18: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ No Photokina (only happens on even-numbered years)

October 2017
+ 3-6: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 8-12: GITEX in Dubai
+ 26-28: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2017
+ 9-13: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

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December 2017
+ winter is coming

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January 2016
+ 6-9: CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
+ 10-12: Imaging USA in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
+ 20-24: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 21-24: Photo LA, international photographic art exposition in Los Angeles

February 2016
+ 4-8: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)
+ 22-25: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain
+ 25-28: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)

March 2016
+ 3-10: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA) – the trade show is March 7-9
+ 10-13: Society for Photographic Education in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 14-18: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)

April 2016
+ 2-3: Pro Photo Expo at Brooks Institute in Pasadena (CA)
+ 16-21: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)

May 2016
+ 4-8: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)
+ 31- June 4: Computex Taipei in Taipei

June 2016
+ 2-5: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)

July 2016
+ 19-21: Photoshop World, in Las Vegas

August 2016
+ nada?

September 2016
+ 2-7: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 8-13: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ 20-25: Photokina (Photokina only happens on even-numbered years)
+ TBD: The Digital Show in Melbourne (Australia)

October 2016
+ 4-7: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 16-20: GITEX in Dubai
+ 19-22: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2016
+ 10-14: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2016
+ winter is coming

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January 2015
+ 6-9: CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
+ 6-9: PMA at CES 2015 (the exhibit) in Las Vegas (USA) – the conference is January 4-5
+ 14-18: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show

February 2015
+ 1-3: Imaging USA in Nashville::TN (USA)
+ 12-15: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 19-22: Nature Photography Summit in San Diego California
+ 26 to March 5: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA) – the trade show is March 2-4

March 2015
+ 2-5: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain
+ 12-15: Society for Photographic Education in New Orleans (Louisiana::USA)
+ 16-20: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)
+ no longer: Focus on Imaging in Birmingham (UK)

April 2015
+ 11-16: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 16-19: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)

May 2015
+ nada?

June 2015
+ 2-6: Computex Taipei in Taipei
+ 4-7: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)

July 2015
+ nada?

August 2015
+ 10-13: Photoshop World, now in Las Vegas

September 2015
+ 4- 9: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 10-15: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ 16-18: The Digital Show in Melbourne (Australia)
+ no Photokina (Photokina only happens on even-numbered years)

October 2015
+ 7-10: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 18-22: GITEX in Dubai
+ 21-24: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)
+ 21-24: Palm Sprints Photo Festival at Photo Plus Expo

November 2015
+ 5-9: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2015
+ winter is coming

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October 2014
+ 7-11: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 12-16: GITEX in Dubai
+ 29 to Nov 1: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2014
+ 13-17: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2014
+ winter is coming