Embrace the future at drupa

drupa, Convention Center Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 16-26 June 2020

drupa 2020
drupa 2020

In 360 days from today, drupa 2020 will kick off at 10.00 a.m. The no. 1 for printing technologies will once again prove its position as the world’s leading trade fair for the industry, as the current booking status already exceeds figures for the same period in 2016. With 1,800 exhibitors from more than 50 nations, drupa underscores that it is the most relevant and important platform for the global print industry in 2020. The top exhibitor nations are Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Great Britain and the Netherlands. At the 2020 edition, we are currently expecting 33% of new exhibitors along the entire value-chain and various cross-cutting technologies.


The motto for the 11-day event reads: embrace the future, a prime event focusing on education, engagement and entertainment in a fascinating and inspiring atmosphere.
The international key players confirm that they explicitly adapt their technological innovations to the drupa cycle. In a time of continuous change and transformation, drupa 2020 is one of the industry’s must-attend events. The trade fair provides guidance, provides the decisive impetus for sustainable and future-oriented business models, and offers a second-to-none setting for networking and making excellent new business contacts.

drupa 2020 will be accompanied by a high-caliber line-up of renowned, international speakers. The special forums such as drupa cube, drupa dna, touchpoint packaging and touchpoint 3D fab+print will provide high-quality knowledge transfer and inspiration.
With drupa on, Düsseldorf will again become drupacity. Together with restaurateurs, hotels and retailers an impressive hospitality concept will be implemented, guaranteed to strike a perfect balance between high-octane trade show days and downtown entertainment.
Commenting on this Sabine Geldermann, director drupa and Global Head Print Technologies said, “Messe Düsseldorf looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors, to the drupa spirit, to innovative power and dynamics for the market, to the unique charisma that only drupa – no. 1 for printing technologies offers. We look forward to a unique, successful and unforgettable experience.

“In addition to investing in the positioning of drupa, we also invest in an updated infrastructure and new services for our customers such as a new trade fair app, a new matchmaking tool, a new online order system for exhibitors compared to drupa 2016 will provide everyone with the opportunity to optimize presence at drupa. For the first time, a wayfinding tool to improve navigation on the exhibition grounds will be available. This way both exhibitors and visitors can definitely plan their days at the trade fair more efficiently and comfortably.”

Stay connected at www.drupa.de to find daily updated information on exhibitors and their products, on side events and latest news.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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