Exhibitor registrations now open for drupa 2024

The deadline for registrations is 31 October 2022

Exhibitor registrations are open for drupa 2024 till 31 October 2022
Exhibitor registrations are open for drupa 2024 till 31 October 2022

In 2024 the International print and packaging industries will again meet at drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies. Exhibitors can now register online at www.drupa.com to present their innovations in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 28 May to 7 June 2024. The deadline for registrations is 31 October 2022.

“drupa is the global meeting place for the industry and stands for innovations and trends,” emphasizes Erhard Wienkamp, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf. “Here, we will see what impact the mega trends sustainability and digitalization will have on processes, products, business models, and the future of a constantly evolving industry.”

drupa will focus on the future technologies

drupa will showcase cutting-edge technologies along the industry’s entire value chain, focusing on future and cross-industry technologies. Against this background, topics such as circular economy, automation, print/finishing 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, the platform economy, and connectivity will play a central role in the conference agenda and special forums.

New key visual and new claim

drupa 2024 presents itself with a new, dynamic look and feel for the start of exhibitor applications. “The new motion design of our key visual combines classic graphic design with state-of-the-art digital technology and is synonymous with dynamism, motion, and especially with water as the most important resource on our planet,” explains Sabine Geldermann, director Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf. 

“It also visualizes the top themes of digitalization and sustainability, which drive the print & packaging industries, confront them with new challenges, and offer excellent opportunities. International faces represent the target group of drupa, which is looking forward to networking in a fascinating atmosphere characterized by diversity. Organic structures stand for aesthetics, design, and the beauty of nature. The new claim ‘we create the future’ underscores the clear commitment of the community to jointly and proactively participate in the continuous development and design of the sector. And it represents thought leaders as well as high-quality knowledge transfer.”

New exhibitor brochure sustainably produced

drupa is equally committed to sustainability, which is also successfully reflected in the new exhibitor brochure. This brochure was produced in a sustainable and climate-neutral way using state-of-the-art technology and environment-friendly resources. The digital version can now be downloaded from the website.

Forums for interaction and dialogue

At drupa 2024, there will once again be a high-caliber lecture program by top international speakers offering valuable knowledge to stay competitive. At the drupa cube and various touchpoints focusing on the segments Packaging, Textile, and Sustainability, participants will gain detailed insights into relevant topics and impulses for growth potential and the further development of their business models. Start-ups will be hosted at ‘dna – drupa next age’ using this opportunity to showcase their innovative services and ideas to a highly international and interested audience.  

Outlook on events in the industry

Numerous International trade shows will also be held in 2022 as part of drupa’s global portfolio – Printpack Alger in Algiers (16 – 18 May), Print & Digital Convention (22 – 23 June), Indoprint in Jakarta (31 August – 3 September), PackPrintPlas Philippines in Manila (6 – 8 October), All in Print in Shanghai (11 – 15 October) as well as PackPrint International and Corrutec Asia in Bangkok (19 – 22 October). 

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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