f:mp. and drupa offer hybrid solutions for business restart

Print & Digital Convention to be staged in June 2021

f:mp. and drupa offer hybrid solutions for business restart

The congress trade fair Print & Digital Convention (PDC), which was successfully positioned by the Fachverband Medienproduktion (f:mp.) in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf, enters the next round. The organizers of PDC are planning the next staging for June 2021 considering an expected positive development of the pandemic.

The concept – to present solutions for combining classic print communication with the means of state-of-the-art digital and online strategies in practical applications – offers orientation, perspectives, and new hope for future-oriented business planning.

Travel restrictions have reduced live events and business contacts to a minimum. Customer relations are largely focused on digital communication – the industry is longing for physical touchpoints, personal networking, interpersonal exchange.

The Print & Digital Convention has exactly this goal: As a platform for business engineering and personal exchange, the congress fair has been able to establish a very good reputation. Its success is based on the optimal integration of visitors and exhibitors through the presentation of innovative technologies in highlight projects, which not only showcase individual machines or tools, but also demonstrate complete solutions based on the requirements of practical applications. “The Congress & Convention format offers high-caliber knowledge transfer for exhibitors and visitors and fulfills the industry’s desire for intensive industry and community networking and a presence format that remains irreplaceable despite all the enrichment provided by digital formats,” confirms Sabine Geldermann, project director Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. “Especially after the cancellation of drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for print technologies, we are pleased to be able to offer a successful in-person event such as the Print & Digital Convention.”

Rüdiger Maaß, managing director of f:mp., is confident: “The industry wants perspective and planning certainty. We all hope that we will be able to make presence formats possible again in six months. Vaccines are on the verge of availability, and it is time to plan proactively and take the future into our own hands. Even though the virus may not yet be fully under control in June, we will all be able to cope better with the general conditions – not least thanks to Messe Düsseldorf’s professional hygiene and infection protection concept”.

Visitors to the event can expect exciting exhibits and intensive expert advice at the exhibitor stands, as well as a comprehensive and top-class program of presentations on all relevant aspects of corporate communications and print and digital technologies.

The event is organized as a hybrid format, so the platform offers the right access for everyone, including digital. True to the motto “Right in the center, instead of just there”.

More information under www.printdigitalconvention.de

As the central interface in the entire publishing process, the media production company plays a decisive role. The f:mp. is an independent professional association that supports the media production company in its daily work. As an essential task, the f:mp. takes over the part of professional training in all aspects of media and management knowledge around media production. With the training as “Geprüfter Medienproduktioner/f:mp.” the association offers the unique opportunity in Germany to obtain a recognized certificate for various professional competencies.

In addition, f:mp. plays a major role in the development of industry trends and offers opportunities to further develop the basic technical competence and well-tried expert knowledge of media production professionals and to apply it in everyday professional life. However, media production and communication also play an important role in the entire campaign process of a dialog measure.

Meanwhile, more than 50 strategy partners support the f:mp. and its activities. The list of the strategy partners can be found at http://www.f-mp.de/content/partner/.

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

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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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