Photo & Imaging Show to Light up Seoul in April
PHOTO & IMAGING 2012, the biggest show of its kind in South Korea, will be held at COEX from April 26 to 29, offering participants and visitors a valuable opportunity to catch up with the latest
developments and trends in the global camera industry.
PHOTO & IMAGING is like a festival for professionals and amateurs alike and a marketing exhibit for buyers at the same time.
Since it was launched in 1989, the exhibition has solidified its position as an important marketing platform for the photographic and imaging sector in Korea and abroad. Every year, the newest roducts and technologies are displayed, attracting a host of general visitors and trade visitors. According to the organizer’s statistics, as many as 70,654 people visited the 2011 show.
Reflecting its growing popularity, 160 exhibitors at 750 booths will participate in the PHOTO & IMAGING 2012, featuring up-to-date cameras, lenses, memory cards, photo printers and other related items as well as shooting materials such as lightings and studio set.
As photos and imaging takes root deeply in our daily lives as an important communication tool, digital cameras are becoming a basic home necessity these days, inducing global camera brands to fiercely compete to secure the markets. South Korea is no exception.
Largely led by the rising demand for high-end digital cameras and DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera), Korea is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and the number of camera users is constantly rising every year.
Reflecting the rising interest in the photographic and imaging business in the country, the organizers of PHOTO & IMAGING 2012 expect the upcoming show to attract 90,000 visitors, including trade visitors from around the world.
During the show, various events such as the P&I Imaging Exhibition, Online Community Photo Exhibition, Digital Imaging Seminar, Vendor Seminar and so forth will be held to strengthen its reputation as an international exhibition.
Organized by COEX, the Korea Optical Industry Association and KPMA, P&I is the first in Korea to acquire the UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) certification.
It was selected as the Promising Exhibition by Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy for 10 consecutive years, and is one of the top three photo & imaging exhibitions in Asia.
• PHOTO & IMAGING 2012
Period: April 26th~29th, 2012
Venue: Coex A &B Halls, Seoul
Organized by: Coex, Korea Optical Industry Association
Cameras, Lenses, Memory Cards, Photo printers, Shooting materials, Lightings, Studio set
Korea’s Renowned Food Fair Sharpens Appetites
SEOUL FOOD, the nation’s premier food expo, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Established in 1983, SEOUL FOOD has evolved with the food industry and it is positioned as Korea’s largest and most well-established event of its kind.
It is the only show to provide the very best environment for exhibitors to meet and do business with many influential professionals and buyers in the world’s food and food technology sector.
SEOUL FOOD 2012, running from May 8 to 11, will incorporate such diverse trade fairs as Seoul Food & Hotel, Seoul FoodTech, Korea Coffee Festival, Seoul Int’l Culinary Academy and Organic & Natural spanning all sectors of the food industry – the ultimate setting for exhibitors and trade visitors to meet face-to-face with highly qualified decisionmakers and grow their business
networks with professionals.
This year, 1,450 exhibitors at 2,850 booths with 50,000 professional visitors from Korea and abroad will be showcasing their newest food and equipment in the upcoming show, set to take place for a four-day spring time run in the exhibition area of 81,739 sqm at KINTEX.
With 29 years’ experience, SEOUL FOOD has a deep understanding of what exhibitors and visitors want from an exhibition.
In addition, the organizers have been striving to make this show a real one-stop platform for industry professionals to interact and exchange up-to-date information via the Buyer’s Guide, and the exhibition website, highlighting the features of the show in the run-up to the event, along with diverse programs designed to attract highquality exhibitors and professional visitors.
The every service and support that an exhibitor will receive is second to none and the organizers are on call to make sure the participants have a successful show.
Figures & Facts
• SEOUL FOOD 2012
Period: May 8 ~ 11, 2012
Organized by: KOTRA