After Sony and Canon pulling out of NAB 2021, the show has now officially been canceled. The show was scheduled for 9-13 October 2021. But unfortunately, the everlasting coronavirus pandemic has prevented NAB from taking place at all.
Photography and video conferences. Are they dead? Are they going to happen this year? Is it kind of the nail in the coffin for conferences? Because they were sliding before. Where exactly are they at? What’s going to happen and what can you expect coming in 2021 and 2022?
Between the After Effects and Photoshop announcements and now this, it seems to have turned into Adobe day around here, but Adobe has now opened up registration for their annual Adobe Max event for 2021. Due to the global pandemic, the event is being held online again and registration is completely free.
Announced earlier in the year, the event is happening from October 26-28th. Amongst the speakers are YouTubers, filmmakers, video editors, photographers, graphic designers and a bunch of other creative artists we can absorb knowledge and inspiration from.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is back in the real world! After the 2020 pandemic extended well into the current year and made CES 2021 an online event, the next year’s CES is scheduled to become an in-person event again. In January next year, we’ll be able to meet up and have real hugs and handshakes at the world’s largest tech conference.
It’s been a sad tale over the last few years for Photokina. After their last great show in 2016, it was announced in 2017 that Photokina would be shrinking in size and duration and shifting over to an annual schedule from 2018 and a new month from 2019. Well, they still had their show in 2018, but then 2019’s show didn’t happen, and neither did 2020’s (for obvious reasons), ultimately resulting in Photokina calling it quits and deciding to end the show for good.
Now it seems that there’s a newcomer to Europe’s photography show circuit, also taking place in Germany, in the form of Phototopia. Unlike Photokina, which was in Cologne, this new show is happening in Hamburg, according to their website, and the first event is planned for September 23-26th, 2021.
If you’ve been looking forward to 2021 to start attending trade shows again, we’ve got some bad news. CP+, the largest trade show in Japan, will be held online only. Looks like the pandemic is already extending into the next year.
I guess most of us have lost all hopes of attending any mass events in 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic is already affecting 2021, too. After trade shows scheduled for the current year, CES 2021 now becomes an online-only event as well.