The Photokina organization issued a press release which contains a statement from Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane:
“For many years, photokina has been the ideal platform for us to present our product innovations. The Imaging industry is facing big changes and challenges these days. In 2020, we will also be coming to Cologne with big expectations in the new photokina format and are looking forward to contributing with great innovations.
Unlike Panasonic Olympus has decided to NOT participate at Photokina. And also other big players like Leica and Nikon decided to skip the event which will start on May 27.