Canon Unveils Professional Photographer Services for Asian Games 2018

    Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to accredited photojournalists in 10 languages, offering photographic equipment maintenance and support


    Canon announced today the services available at the 18th Asian Games 2018, organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. To enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport, the Canon Professional Services Depot will be deployed inside the main press center at Jakarta Convention Center, offering technical support and equipment maintenance to accredited photographers covering the 462 medal events across 47 disciplines.  

    Canon has been a fixture in major international sporting events, from the Olympics to the Southeast Asian Games. This year's games, the 18th Asian Games, will be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. As many as 1,500 photojournalists from around the world are expected to cover the 18th Asian Games.

    The Canon Professional Services counter will be staffed by a regional team of technical experts who will be able to provide services in 10 languages: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Tagalog.

    To ensure photojournalists are prepared for historic winning moments at the 18th Asian Games, Canon is providing equipment maintenance such equipment function checks and external cleaning, firmware updates, as well as offering technical information on the equipment.

    As a sponsor of the 18th Asian Games, Canon also offers event management the full support of its diverse products and services, ranging from input and output products — including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, broadcast equipment, multifunction devices and printers.

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    About Canon Professional Services

    Canon Professional Services (CPS) is an exclusive membership service for professional photographers that are using Canon professional cameras and equipment. Members can enjoy a range of benefits, including discounts for servicing, priority repair services and free back-up equipment loans during repairs (depending on your level of CPS membership).

    For more information and membership application, visit


    1.Canon Professional Services Depot at 18th Asian Games

    Location : Main Press Center inside Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)
    Duration : 17 August to 2 September, 2018
    Service Hours : 0800 to 2000 hrs (Daily)
    Languages : English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Tagalog. (Availability subject to staffing schedules)
    2.18th Asian Games Palembang Technical Support
    Location : Canon Service Center (Palembang) Jl. Mayor HM. Rasyad Nawawi No.237, 9 Ilir, Ilir Tim. II, Kota Palembang, Sumatera Selatan 30113, Indonesia
    Duration : 17 August – 1 September 2018 (closed on 22 August)
    Service hours : 0900 – 1800