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November 11, 2019


The new photokina Director Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn is already familiar with show and its challenges.

Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn named new Director photokina 

Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn (39) is assuming the position of Director photokina at Koelnmesse with immediate effect. He is succeeding Fabian Ströter, who is relinquishing this position for personal reasons after just a few months. 


After joining Koelnmesse in  2012, Spitzhorn worked initially in the Corporate Development division, where he already strategically supported photokina and contributed to the new basic fundamental concept that was first announced in 2016. Thereafter, he became part of Koelnmesse's management team in the Trade Fair Management division "Digital Media, Entertainment & Mobility“ and, in 2017,  was appointed Director of the Digility - B2B Conference and Expo for Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D Technologies and AI that was intergrated into the media trade show Dmexco this year.. 

Spitzhorn’s new responsibilities now include the further development of innovative segments such as Mobile, Motion and Digital Imaging within photokina in its transition from a two-year to an annual cycle starting in 2020 with all of the associated challenges. 

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