Global print and packaging sector banks on drupa 2024

A year before the start of the trade fair over 130,000 sqm of net exhibition space has already been booked by over 1,000 exhibitors from 45 nations. drupa takes place from 28 May to 7 June 2024 at Düsseldorf.

The list of registered exhibitors is a ‘Who’s Who’ of the print and packaging industry along the complete value chain. Prominent and longstanding participants like Bobst, Comexi, Duplo, EFI, Epson, ESKO, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, Horizon, HP, Kodak, Koenig & Bauer, Kolbus, Komori, Konica Minolta, KURZ, Landa, Müller Martini, Ricoh, Screen, Windmöller&Hölscher, Xerox, to name but a few, have registered and will be showcasing their innovations, technology trends, product portfolios and global launches. Germany, Japan, Italy, China, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the USA, Israel, India and Spain are currently the strongest exhibiting nations.

Excited about the progress, Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf stated, “The current level of bookings and the positive feedback we have received confirm that the global printing and packaging industry is once again relying on drupa as its business platform and the world's most important industry meeting place. With around 80% 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.”

The in-depth knowledge transfer and interaction with experts from all over the world on the impacts of global megatrends and the associated new business models as well as opportunities for the sector will be in focus here. 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 visionary and 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, all provide highly relevant and valuable insights into tomorrow’s high-potential themes at the event. With its agenda, drupa hits the tempo of the time and reflects an industry that is highly creative and constantly taps into new vertical markets in the field of industrial and functional applications and solutions.

On her recent visit to the AIFMP expo ‘Pamex 2023’ at Mumbai, India, Sabine Geldermann expressed, “Don’t miss the opportunity as we are focusing on innovation, creativity, sustainability in printing and circular economy and of course the ongoing digitalization. If you wish to know where the industry is heading, then drupa will certainly give a competitive advantage.”


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