DRUPA UPDATE

Registration opens for virtual.drupa 2021

Registration for exhibitors has now been opened for the virtual drupa, which will take place in from 20-23 April 2021 After the face-to-face format of the world's leading trade fair had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. During the four-day online show, companies will present themselves and their products to the global print community, interact and reactivate their business by generating important leads and sharing expert knowledge...more


3rd drupa preview day focuses on global trends

The last edition of drupa preview in 2020 was organised on 8th December. It once again provided an opportunity for intensive knowledge transfer in the print community. Presentations and live web sessions by industry experts and partner associations focused on the future and current global trends and challenges. Applications and uses in the field of additive manufacturing processes and packaging printing were also addressed. Overall 4,301 registered participants took advantage of the new platform.....more


drupa preview phase two sees increased participation

The second edition of drupa preview was again a successful event. International top speakers provided important impulses on current topics, technologies and trends in the field of print and packaging solutions.The number of attendees at the second drupa preview increased significantly by almost 50%. The proportion of international participants was 81%. The drupa preview and the 1,383 exhibitors from 49 countries recorded about 15,500 page impressions. ...more


drupa 2021 cancelled – virtual drupa scheduled in April

Will it, Will it Not? Will it, Will it Not? Will it, Will it Not? Speculations have been on since the last few months. Well all guesses have been laid to rest. drupa 2021 scheduled to be held in April 2021 has been cancelled due to continuing impact of Covid-19. However a a four-day digital event titled ‘virtual.drupa’, will take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 during the time frame drupa was originally scheduled for....more


Successful launch of drupa Preview

Drupa preview made its successful debut on 27th October with over 1900 visitors from across the globe having 70% representation from Japan, India, UK, the Netherlands and Germany. Around 1.400 exhibitors from 50 countries presented their products, solutions and applications within the Exhibition Space. More than 14.000 pageviews also highlight the print community’s high level of interest in the content on offer. ....more


Konica Minolta out of drupa 2021 – explores alternatives to engage with customers

Organizers of drupa will be introducing a new online platform in October for Drupa Digital Preview to offer exhibitors and visitors an additional channel for touching base with the sector, discussing trending themes and presenting product portfolios.The idea behind Drupa’s digital preview is to allow exhibitors to present themselves online, to prepare for the trade fair enabling continuous exchange of information until the hybrid trade fair in April 2021 ....more


New online platform for drupa preview

Organizers of drupa will be introducing a new online platform in October for Drupa Digital Preview to offer exhibitors and visitors an additional channel for touching base with the sector, discussing trending themes and presenting product portfolios.The idea behind Drupa’s digital preview is to allow exhibitors to present themselves online, to prepare for the trade fair enabling continuous exchange of information until the hybrid trade fair in April 2021 ....more


Screen withdraws from drupa

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has decided to withdraw fromdrupa 2021 international printingmedia trade show. In a statement issued by the company it says “Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (Screen GA) has decided not to take part in the drupa 2021 international printing/media trade show. We have made this decision based on sensible precautions after considering the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing opportunities for virtual experiences provided by new communications technologies”. . ....more


messe-dusseldorf updates guidelines for Health and Hygiene for drupa 2021

With drupa just eight months away, messe-dusseldorf has been constantly reviewing and updating guidelines for health and hygiene to be effective at the time of the show in April 2021. A press release, ‘Ready for Re-Start: Messe Düsseldorf draws up Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept’ issued on drupa website highlighting the ‘Hygiene Concept’ measures states: ....more


Sitma pulls out of drupa

Sitma, a participant at the show for over 40 years has decided to pull out of Drupa 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances and ongoing pandemic. The company issued a statement saying “Sitma will always remain present in this market alongside its customers and partners, but in a different way.Even if we are not physically in Dusseldorf, we will maintain proximity with all our stakeholders through innovative and renewed digital channels”. ....more


''drupa is important for getting back into business'' - Dr Markus Heering

For months, Covid-19 has paralyzed large sections of public life. In an interview, Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association, explains how drupa 2021 is planned under Corona-conditions, as well as what he expects of the, to nine days shortened, world’s leading trade fair (April 20 to 28, 2021). ....more


Printplus cancels participation in drupa 21

Printplus AG, Switzerland manufacturer of commercial software for printing companies and publishers, made the decision not to exhibit at drupa 2021. In a statement issued on the company website it said that “it is currently impossible to estimate how the corona pandemic will develop and how visitors and employees can be protected at an international trade fair”. ....more


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