COVID-19 made it impossible to host drupa as a live event. Yet, the trade show has found its second wind as a digital event - "virtual.drupa", which ran in late April 2021. Trade visitors can still access the rich digital catalogue with presentations and talks. The digital edition will keep the industry connected until the next face-to-face edition.
Drupa 2024 has been confirmed to run as usual at Messe Düsseldorf. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has announced the dates for the trade fair - May 28th 2024 to June 7th 2024. The venue will put in place strict Covid-19 prevention measures. These will include a 3G entry policy and social distancing regulations. Attendees must show negative test results, immunisation passports or proof of recovery before admission. They must also maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
Drupa opens the doors for exhibitors in the print and media industry to new markets all over the world. The international trade fair concerns itself with technological advancements and solutions within the entire value, and as such presents itself as a natural networking hub. Messe Düsseldorf hosts Drupa once every four years, and editions are usually scheduled for even years. Because editions are held so infrequently, organisers provide an incredible program that lasts for a total of eleven days. The trade fair can easily be considered the most important event for the print and media industry in Europe. Trends, innovations, and product launches all find their way to the stages of Drupa and exhibitors have an excellent opportunity to grow their client list.
So what’s on display at Drupa? The product portfolio is one of the best out there and offers every category imaginable across the value chain. Categories include packaging production, equipment and processes, encapsulation industrial applications prepress, preprint, converting, packaging, materials, printed electronics, functional printing, packaging production, multichannel printing, green printing and 3D printing. Due to the varied applications of this technology, exhibitors can meet with buyers from a lot of industries. Consumer and luxury goods, cosmetics, banking, and security technology are some of the biggest markets you gain access to. It’s important to note that Drupa is also open to the public. Geographically, you have 68% of all visitors coming from Europe (Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK), but there’s also thousands coming from as far away as the USA and India.
Did You Know?
Drupa has had to undergo big changes in format due to the coronavirus pandemic with a digital edition, which ran in 2021. The inclusion of drupa.virtual kicked off a new era for the trade fair, as it reached even more professional geographically and created the digital infrastructure for the next edition. Innovation has always been part of the fair’s makeup, and this shows through the special shows that readily take place during editions grouped together as DRUPA Hot Spots. One of the essential ones to attend is, of course, ‘dna - drupa next age’, which reveals and celebrates disruptive developments. It’s the stage for new brands, startups, and prototypes.
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