Dr. Andreas Pleßke, CEO at Koenig & Bauer AG, takes over as new chairman of the drupa Committee

Dr Andreas Pleßke - member of the Koenig & Bauer Executive Board since 2014 and CEO since 2021 - is the new Chairman of the drupa Committee.

Dr. Pleßke comments, “It is a special honour for me to also succeed Mr Bolza-Schünemann in this circle and I would like to thank the Committee members for their trust. I am delighted to pro-actively contribute to shaping the further development and global standing of drupa in my new position with a view to strengthening its unique selling proposal as the world’s leading trade fair.”

Dr. Andreas Pleßke succeeds Claus Bolza-Schünemann in office, the former CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG, who had chaired the drupa Committee from 2012 and retired at the designated age.

Wolfgang Poppen, who was re-elected to the position of Deputy said, “drupa stands for innovations and technology premieres and will definitely again prove a key milestone in a constantly evolving industry.”

The drupa Committee was founded as part of the first drupa in 1951 and is composed of equal numbers of exhibitors and visitors. Its task is to advise Messe Düsseldorf on the conceptual further devlopment of this leading trade fair to stay relevant for the sector.

The next drupa will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 28 May to 7 June 2024 and will focus on the trends digitalisation and sustainability.






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