Chili publish cancels drupa participation amid growing Coronavirus concerns

Chili investigating alternative ways and means to reach and serve drupa visitor audience

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Chili publish has decided to cancel its participation at drupa 2020 amid growing COVID-19 concern
Chili publish has decided to cancel its participation at drupa 2020 amid growing COVID-19 concern

Chili publish announced that it has decided to cancel its presence at drupa, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 16 to 26 June 2020. The company was set to have a booth to welcome visitors from all over the world to demonstrate the new features within Chili publisher, the industry-renowned software solution that simplifies and automates the production of graphics. By putting the health and safety of its global team first, the Chili publish management hopes to further reduce large-scale exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure business continuity.

Chili publish is taking all precautions as advised by leading health organizations in its personal and business environments. With the public health risks related to coronavirus continuing to grow, statistics urged the Chili publish management to revise its attendance at large-scale, international gatherings.

The company therefore regrets the cancellation at the key print event that only takes place every four years. Kevin Goeminne, chief executive officer of Chili publish says, “drupa is the highlight for anyone in print and packaging. Our team worked hard to deliver new features within the Smart Templates in Chili publisher, as requested by B2B printers, brand owners and agencies. However, we have a responsibility towards our team, partners, customers and the whole community worldwide to ensure that business continuity and full operability prevail at all times.”

Confirmed customer and prospect meetings to showcase the new features in Chili publisher are being rebooked to individual meetings, dedicated webinars and online (1-1 and/or group) meetings. The company is currently investigating alternatives to reach and serve the drupa visitor audience, with new features to be announced as scheduled towards the end of April.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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