The second edition of the digital platform drupa preview was again a successful event. The panel discussions and live web sessions on 17 November registered over 3,848 participants. International top speakers provided important impulses on current topics, technologies, and trends in the field of print and packaging solutions.
First-class speakers such as futurologist Jack Stratten, Deborah Corn, intergalactic ambassador to The Printerverse at the Print Media Centr platform, and Fons Put, senior consultant at VIGC, addressed questions including What potential does inject print offer for production processes? What packaging trends are emerging in global brick and mortar trade and the constantly growing eCommerce sector? What solutions do technology providers offer for industrial printing applications? Participants had the opportunity to interact with the speakers via chat functions during the live web sessions. In a second part, strategic advisor Kristin Kain and Marco Kersch, member of the Bertelsmann Group executive board, also answered questions on how print can survive in a digital world.
“The response to the second drupa preview proved once again that this new digital format is an essential tool for staying in regular contact with the global community. We are also providing the industry with an expanded virtual business platform to reach the desired target groups via the existing worldwide drupa network in these challenging times,” stated Sabine Geldermann, project director Print Technology at Messe Düsseldorf.
The number of attendees at the second drupa preview increased significantly by almost 50%. The proportion of international participants was 81%. The drupa preview and the 1,383 exhibitors from 49 countries recorded about 15,500 page impressions.
All web sessions and videos are available on-demand at https://preview.drupa.com. The next drupa preview day will take place on 8 December 2020.