Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2018 [updated]

Welcome to the Trade Show Calendar, a post that tracks camera and photography related trade shows, covering Q4 2014 to 2018, in reverse chronological order… Some mobile/tech shows are also included since smartphone photography continues to improve and expand… This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions/additions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

Latest Update: December 10 (2017): the first edition of the 2018 Trade Show Calendar is here with some date changes, 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…

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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)

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

May 2018
+ 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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