A year and a half before the start of the drupa trade show, over 100,000 sqm of exhibition space has already been booked by around 900 exhibitors from 45 nations. HP, Canon, Ricoh, Kodak and mantoland sheetfed are yet to commit.
“From renowned global players to up-and-coming new entrants – the list of registered exhibitors is impressive and reads like the ‘Who’s Who’ of the print and packaging industry along the complete value chain,” says organiser Messe Düsseldorf.
“Well-known and longstanding exhibitors like Bobst, Comexi, Duplo, EFI, Epson, ESKO, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, Horizon, Koenig & Bauer, Kolbus, Komori, Konica Minolta, KURZ, Landa, Müller Martini, Screen, Windmöller & Hölscher, to name but a few, have registered and will be showcasing their innovations, technology trends, product portfolios and global launches in Düsseldorf from 28 May to 7 June 2024.
“Participants can look forward to a unique customer journey because complex, automated workflows, processes and new machinery will again be presented in operation.”
An overview of all exhibitors registered so far is available at www.drupa.com
“Even now, after the official deadline for registrations at the end of October, Messe Düsseldorf continues registering a strong demand for exhibition space, which can still be accommodated. At present, Germany is again the strongest exhibiting nation among the top 10 followed by such countries as Belgium, China, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA.”
Australian companies signed up so far include Melbourne-based automation software company DFLOW.
Sabine Geldermann, director drupa, portfolio print technologies Messe Düsseldorf: “Current booking levels and the positive verdict received by exhibitors make us very confident and optimistic – despite the geopolitical and economic challenges – that drupa 2024 will again be the world’s most important industry meeting place.
“With around 75% international attendance on the exhibitor side, drupa occupies an outstanding position by global standards. The range, variety and staging of innovations are unique and will once again provide a glimpse into the future of this industry. With ideal prerequisites for exhibitors and visitors to network intensely and drive forward-looking projects.”
Special forums like the drupa cube (conference area), drupa next age (dna), the exhibition area for Newcomers, Startups, Young Talents alongside long-established exhibitors of cross-sectoral technologies as well as the touchpoint ‘packaging’ for smart packaging solutions, the touchpoint ‘textile’ including the installation of a textile micro-factory, and the touchpoint ‘sustainability’, which is dedicated to sustainability and circular economy themes, will all provide valuable insights into tomorrow’s high-potential themes at the event.
Exhibitor testimonials for drupa 2024:
Ken Hanluec, VP of Worldwide Marketing, Electronics For Imaging
“EFI delivers vital innovations and opportunities for customers through digital print and, for us, drupa is a venue for digital’s best ideas. At drupa 2016, we launched a Nozomi single-pass inkjet press that is transforming the corrugated space. The 2024 show will be just as important for anyone seeking the next level of success in many segments of digital print.”
Markus Gorlt, Head of Global Marketing & Network, Ferag Deutschland GmbH
“In our view the situation of the industry is currently very tight due to the higher costs of materials and energy, for example. Precisely for this reason our objective and message for the coming drupa 2024 is clear: our customers should feel that Ferag is a reliable and innovative partner in the long term especially in the fields of service, support and spare parts supplies. The trends and innovations driving us include flexible and sustainable manufacturing technologies, new disruptive business models, automation and increased efficiency for our customers as well as future leasing models for our plants.”
Ken Zhao, Co-founder of HanGlory Group
"drupa is a very important event for HanGlory Group, which helps us to stand on the big stage of the printing industry to show the world our development and achievements in the field of digital inkjet printing. Now, facing the constantly changing and evolving future, HanGlory Group has decided to participate in drupa 2024 again, which is a very valuable opportunity for us to further integrate into the international market of digital inkjet printing to create more excellent products, services and solutions that are more in line with international market requirements.
Dr. Ludwin Monz, Board Chairman/CEO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
“For us, drupa is a showcase for our leading technologies and innovations in commercial and packaging printing. HEIDELBERG wants to continue to shape the future of the print media industry and we look forward to seeing our customers again in Düsseldorf in 2024 under the motto ‘we create the future’.”
Dr. Andreas Pleßke, Spokesman of the Board/CEO at Koenig & Bauer AG and Chairman of the drupa committee
“2024 still sounds far away but drupa is already pretty near for Koenig & Bauer. There is great anticipation to be able to experience exciting innovations hands-on again at the world’s most relevant industry trade fair. Many things have changed compared to planning in previous years. The gap between the digital world and the machinery in operation needs to be bridged. For visitors this means new worlds to be experienced.As an exhibitor we will do our utmost to make the leading topics Digitalisation and Sustainability graspable. Fortunately, the industry is pulling in the same direction here and Messe Düsseldorf sets the stage for this”.
While drupa 2024 is 18 months away, HP, Canon, Ricoh, Kodak and mantoland sheetfed are yet to commit to exhibiting at the event.