drupa invites participation in International Global Trends survey

Registration for the panelist is open till 31 March 2022

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drupa is inviting participants to take part in the International Global Trends survey
drupa is inviting participants to take part in the International Global Trends survey

drupa has been surveying international print service providers and suppliers since 2013 to shed light on the industry and global megatrends, market potential, and innovations in all key areas of the print industry. Messe Düsseldorf has commissioned the independent market research companies Printfuture/UK and Wissler & Partner/Switzerland to conduct the trend surveys.

How has the global printing industry changed? What impact have the pandemic, supply and resource shortages, and shifts in demand impact on the industry? The 8th Global Trends report illuminates these and many more questions. For this purpose, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies is activating its renowned international drupa expert panel and at the same time inviting other interested print service providers and manufacturers along the entire value chain to participate in this worldwide industry panel. The results are expected to be published in autumn as the 8th edition of the drupa Global Trends Report.

Participants will receive the full version of drupa Global Trends report

The survey is aimed specifically at executives and experts from print service providers and the machinery or supplier industry. Registration as a panelist is possible until 31 March through the link, and the survey will take place in April. All participants will receive the full version of the drupa Global Trends Report and benefits in the run-up to and during drupa 2024.

“In view of the continuous change and further developments in the print and packaging industry, current, representative market data and assessments of global industry participants are more relevant than ever,” explains Sabine Geldermann, director Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf. “The drupa Global Trends Report is a valuable tool for highlighting market dynamics and the corresponding impact on investment plans and growth potential. With this in mind, we cordially invite manufacturers and print service providers to register to provide an overall picture of the industry.”

 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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