CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) President Masaya Maeda announced the cancellation of CP+ 2020 amid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. He cites the lack of effective treatment and containment measures, and the priority on the health and safety of an expected 70,000 visitors and exhibitors. There are no details concerning refunds for purchased tickets.
February 14, 2020
Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Cancellation of CP+ (Camera and Photo Imaging Show) 2020
Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA; President: Masaya Maeda) here announces the cancellation of CP+2020. Given there is no effective treatment or containment measures to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have chosen to cancel CP+2020 because we put top priority on the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors. The event was originally scheduled to be held over 4 days at PACIFICO Yokohama from February 27.
CP+is a trade show for consumers. The main feature of this show is that visitors can actually handle the newest camera and related equipment to get a feel for how they operate. The event attracts around 70,000 unspecified visitors and therefore we cannot completely eliminate the risk of infection. The CIPA believes it is important to avoid such risk at all cost. While it is truly regrettable, we have decided to cancel this year’s show.
We ask for your cooperation and understanding concerning this matter.