Online registration now open for drupa 2024
In 2024, the international print and packaging industries will again meet at drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies. As of now, exhibitors can register online at www.drupa.com in order to present their innovations in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 28 – June 7, 2024. The deadline for registrations is October 31, 2022.
Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, emphasised, “drupa is the global meeting place for the industry and stands for innovations and trends. He added, “Here we will see what impact the mega trends sustainability and digitalisation will have on processes, products, business models and the future of a constantly evolving industry.”
drupa will showcase cutting-edge technologies along the industry’s entire value chain with a special focus on future and cross-industry technologies. Against this background, topics such as circular economy, automation, print/finishing 4.0, AI (artificial intelligence), the platform economy and connectivity will play a central role in the conference agenda and at the special forums.
New key visual
drupa 2024 presents itself with a new, dynamic look and feel for the start of exhibitor applications. Sabine Geldermann, Director Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf, explains, “The new motion design of our key visual combines classic graphic design with state-of-the art digital technology and is synonymous with dynamism, motion and especially with water as the most important resource on our planet,”
She added, “drupa 2024 also visualises the top themes digitalisation and sustainability which drive the print & packaging industries, confront them with new challenges but also offer excellent opportunities. International faces represent the target group of drupa which is looking forward to networking in a fascinating atmosphere characterised by diversity. The organic structures stand for aesthetics, design and the beauty of nature. The new claim ‘we create the future’ underscores the clear commitment of the community to jointly and proactively participate in the continuous development and design of the sector. And it represents thought leaders as well as high-quality knowledge transfer.”
New exhibitor brochure
drupa is equally committed to the topic of sustainability – which is also successfully reflected in the new exhibitor brochure. Using state-of-the-art technology as well as environment-friendly resources this brochure was produced in a sustainable and climate-neutral way. The digital version can now be downloaded at www.drupa.com.
Forums for interaction & dialogue
At drupa 2024, there will once again be a high-calibre lecture programme by top international speakers offering a valuable knowledge to stay competitive. At the drupa cube and at various touchpoints focusing on the segments Packaging, Textile and Sustainability participants will gain detailed insights into relevant topics and impulses for growth potential as well as the further development of their business models. Start-ups will be hosted at ‘dna – drupa next age’ using this opportunity to showcase their innovative services and ideas to a highly international and interested audience.
Outlook on events
Numerous international trade shows will also be held in 2022 as part of drupa’s global portfolio: printpack alger in Algiers (May 16 – 18), PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION (June 22 – 23), Indoprint in Jakarta (August 31 – September 3), PackPrintPlas Philippines in Manila (October 6 – 8), All in Print in Shanghai (October 11 – 15) as well as PackPrint International and Corrutec Asia in Bangkok (October 19 – 22).
Dr Andreas Pleßke appointed
new chairman of drupa Committee
As part of the constitutive meeting of the drupa Committee on February 8, 2022, Dr Andreas Pleßke, CEO at Koenig & Bauer AG, has been appointed chairman of the body. Wolfgang Poppen, Managing Partner at Freiburger Druck GmbH & Co. KG and President of the German Printing and Media Industries Federation (Bundesverband Druck und Medien e.V.), is again confirmed in office as his deputy. Both candidates were elected unanimously.Dr. Andreas Pleßke succeeds Claus Bolza-Schünemann in office, the former CEO of KBA, who had chaired the drupa Committee from 2012 and retired at the designated age. “It is a special honour for me to also succeed Bolza-Schünemann in this circle and I would like to thank the Committee members for their trust,” mentioned Dr Andreas and goes on to say, “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.”