Rainer Führes

We are delighted that Messe Hamburg is providing a new, innovative platform for digital imaging with PHOTOPIA. With its mix of community festival, touch and try opportunities, photo workshops and walks, as well as lectures by renowned photographers, this multi-channel event captures the current zeitgeist of modern event concepts. It provides us with the perfect setting to present our extensive product portfolio and our vision for imaging of the future. Visitors will be able to experience Canon's full range of products at our booth - from our SLR and mirrorless cameras, our wide range of lenses to small and large format (photo) printing. We look forward to creative and personal exchanges with the community and to sharing a glimpse into the future with all imaging enthusiasts.

RAINER FÜHRES,
Senior Managing Director & CEO - Canon Deutschland

PHOTOPIA Hamburg is an exciting new trade show/event concept for the digital imaging industry. The platform gives Sony the opportunity to present our new products of this year on site and to experience the creative possibilities. That's why we will be there and hope to see many active visitors!

THILO RÖHRIG,
Commercial Director, Sony Germany

Even though digital event formats have proven to be very successful due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical photo and imaging industry events such as PHOTOPIA naturally create a different brand proximity for photo fans. Only at in-person events can product be felt in one's hand and their quality thus made tangible. Another important aspect is, of course, the interpersonal component. Technical discussions among photo fans or with representatives of their favorite brand simply promise a different depth and convey a stronger sense of community. Events like PHOTOPIA are still simply important platforms for professional and amateur photographers to talk to like-minded people and exchange ideas.

GABRIELE BÄTER,
Manager Events & Trade Marketing, Nikon Germany

Porträt Falk Friedrich, Geschäftsführer Leica Camera Deutschland

The innovative PHOTOPIA Hamburg concept is throuroughly convincing. We at Leica believe that this new festival provides the ideal combination of user experience, photo culture, and retail.

FALK FRIEDRICH,
Managing Director, Leica Camera Germany

We are looking forward to an interesting fair with an innovative concept, which particularly focuses on enthusiasm for photography.

Robert Kruppa,
General Manager SIGMA

We at WhiteWall are really looking forward to being part of the new top event PHOTOPIA Hamburg. The city is an important location for photo art and culture. Therefore, we support PHOTOPIA Hamburg as a new highlight in the photo scene.

THOMAS ALSCHEID,
Managing Director, WhiteWall Media GmbH

After this dreary corona period, people crave color, photography and events. ILFORD is looking forward to the first major photo event.

KARSTEN GOLTZ,
General Manager, ILFORD

For us, #shareyourvision - the motto of PHOTOPIA Hamburg - also includes photo prints that can be experienced haptically. That's why we will be there with our Hahnemühle FineArt and photo papers. We are looking forward to an exciting mix of a trade show and festival.

JAN WÖLFLE,
CEO, Hahnemühle FineArt Group

We are convinced that the innovative event format of PHOTOPIA in the heart of Hamburg will boost the digital imaging market, through the mix of experience, festival character and all the possibilities the B2B approach offers.

GUIDO FORSTHÖVEL,
Head of B2C, BenQ Deutschland GmbH

As a Hamburg-based company in the photography industry, we are of course particularly pleased that what is now probably the most important trade fair in the world of photography is being held in our home city. Hamburg is an absolute stronghold of photography in Germany and Europe. Through large publishing houses, such as G&J with the STERN, the ZEIT, the SPIEGEL, great photographers have always shaped this city. With the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the huge photography collection of FC Gundlach, the importance of Hamburg as the most important city for photography in Germany is underpinned. In addition to very many, very influential photographers, many companies from the imaging sector are also based in Hamburg. All these aspects and of course the extremely high attractiveness of the city create the best conditions for a top-class trade fair around the versatile topic of imaging. We are looking forward to the fair and visitors.

OLIVER HADJI,
Managing Director, HAPA Team Handelsgesellschaft mbH

As a Hamburg-based photo retailer since 1995, participation in PHOTOPIA Hamburg is a "must" for us. After the successful Fotohaven of the last years, we of course cannot miss an imaging festival around the fascinating topic of photography in Hamburg. The PROBIS team is looking forward to seeing you again and exchanging ideas with our customers, suppliers and dealer colleagues.

MICHAEL SCHÖN,
Managing Partner, Probis Media Solutions GmbH

I'm thoroughly delighted that Hamburg is getting one more contemporary photo trade fair after the Photokina in Cologne got a bit long in the tooth. The photogenic Elbe metropolis and media city is just the right location for a photo event with new ideas, exhibitions, photo walks and workshops.

SVEN STEMANN,
Managing Director, IPS. Photo Trade

Why are we involved?! X Because it is important?!X Why is it important?!X Because we have been part of the image-creating culture with pleasure and with great commitment since 1961. PHOTOPIA 2021 gives us the space and the opportunity to exchange ideas again, to learn and to show that we feel at home in the joy of image making with our lighting systems.

ROMAN HOFFMANN,
Dedo Weigert Film GmbH

We're participating in PHOTOPIA Hamburg because the concept of a festival, classic trade fair, event and the many great new ideas developed by the team around PHOTOPIA has created the basis for a new leading trade fair for photography.

AXEL MÜLLER,
Enjoy your Camera

Why we are there, in short, is that if we were not there, everyone would ask: "Why aren’t you there?". This means that we and our products simply belong to the scene of photographers, galleries and artists. We pursue not only economic but also cultural interests. In addition, we are a Hamburg company.

HEINER HAUCK,
Heiner Hauck Portfolios

Photopia Hamburg – we are coming! The new meeting place for all photo enthusiasts without us? Unimaginable! Because we are also enthusiastic photo fans. That's why we are constantly on the lookout for the most interesting accessories around photography. Experience the extraordinary and unique lenses from LAOWA, 7Artisans and TTArtisan at our booth. No matter if landscape or macro photography - don't miss these exciting newcomers. You will also find the high-quality carbon tripods of the brand AOKA. Multiple awards, robust, light and highly stable, there is a suitable tripod for everyone. Leather, canvas or something sportier? You can never have enough photo bags and backpacks. kalahari provides the right equipment for every occasion. You will find all this only with us! We’re looking forward to welcoming you at our stand!

LEONHARD BRENNER,
B.I.G. - Brenner Import und Handels GmbH

We are participating because we would like to share our enthusiasm for photography and the nonstop joy of high-quality, brilliant photos in a personal exchange with the visitors of PHOTOPIA Hamburg. Therefore, we are looking forward to many interesting conversations with photo retailers, professional photographers and enthusiastic photo amateurs.

DIPL.-ING. THOMAS MÜMKEN,
Managing Director Mümken Sales, Hünxe, European sales of Noritsu minilab instruments

We are in! With our broad expertise in the field of repairs and maintenance of kiosk system training and sales, we would like to support the photo industry very much and look forward to many customer contacts at Photopia. We bring a lot of innovations and ideas to Photopia which we have developed for our customers in the last months. The new start for our business partners with these many new products like our smartphone station are new very important revenue generators.

BERND BRAUN,
Management, TIS Service