With just under two years to go until the start of drupa 2024, planning is well advanced with global print businesses from 32 countries already on board. "This edition will specifically focus on the mega trends sustainability and digitalisation."
“Since February, companies have been able to register for drupa 2024 and a very positive trend is now already emerging,” said drupa organiser Messe Düsseldorf. “Renowned global players and newcomers across the entire print and packaging value chain from a total of 32 countries are already on board.
“Drupa 2024 is gaining momentum and there is every indication that it will again underline its position as the No. 1 event for Printing Technologies. Under the motto ‘we create the future,’ drupa will serve as a global meeting point presenting the visions of the print and packaging industries. This edition will specifically focus on the mega trends sustainability and digitalisation as well as their influence on processes, products, sustainable business models and the future of the industry.”
Sabine Geldermann, project director of print technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, said: “Current registration levels, exhibitor feedback on impressive stand concepts, scheduled product launches and live demos of machinery all build suspense among the global community and are the reason for our great optimism. The industry has again proven its pivotal relevance with its broad-based applications on so many vertical markets – especially in times of crisis.”
After already acting as a Platinum Partner for virtual.drupa, KURZ, a worldwide market leader in thin-film technologies, is returning as an exclusive partner of drupa 2024. For interested firms, drupa offers its exclusive Platinum Exhibitor packages (already sold out), alongside “Golden Exhibitor” and “Silver Exhibitor” packages in limited numbers. For further information go to www.drupa.de
“Although there are just under two years to go until the start of the trade fair, planning is already in full swing,” said the organisers. “Operative planning of global marketing initiatives, special forums and networking events has already got off to a dynamic start. Likewise, the partners operating the touchpoints and the Special Forum drupa next age (dna) – the innovative technology driver to connect industry newcomers, young talents, explorative start-ups and well-established enterprises – have already submitted their conceptual ideas and involvement of exhibitor partners."
Geldermann added: “Promoting young talent and the ‘next generation of print’ is especially dear to our hearts just as it is to our partners and customers. Against this background we will design a fascinating paper artwork for drupa 2024 together with the Academy for Fashion & Design from Düsseldorf; in cooperation with other universities such as Stuttgart Media University as well as vocational training colleges such as FHBK Dortmund, we will move the importance and fascination of this industry with its highly attractive job profiles to the foreground.”
2022 will see several other international trade fairs being held as part of the global portfolio of drupa 2022: 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).