CHICAGO, Ill. — November 7, 2018 — drupa 2020 is experiencing a strong demand for exhibition space. Shortly after the official registration deadline, 96% of the planned 1.7 million sq. ft. of space is already booked. Companies from more than 40 countries have already confirmed their participation, including large global players as well as many smaller companies and promising start-ups. A current list of exhibitors is available at www.drupa.com. drupa will take place from June 16 – 26, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, is pleased about the positive booking status: “The companies in the print industry know that every four years they find the perfect platform to highlight innovation. They count on the world's leading trade fair to launch new products and engage with clients and prospects effectively. We already see that key players will display their products in identical or even larger areas. The entire drupa team is already looking forward to the world’s product premieres.”
drupa 2020 will again occupy the entire Düsseldorf exhibition center. The range of exhibits ensures clear structures and consist of the following product groups:
- Prepress / Print
- Premedia / Multichannel
- Post press / Converting / Packaging
- Future Technologies
- Equipment / Services / Infrastructure
Sabine Geldermann, director drupa and global head print technologies of Messe Düsseldorf, is certain that the trade fair will demonstrate the vitality and innovative capabilities of the entire print industry. “drupa stands for cutting-edge technologies and solutions that reach target groups in a wide range of markets. It has become very clear that the fascination of print products increases with the constant development of technical possibilities. Print conquers new dimensions with haptic elements, innovative materials and embellishments opening a bright new world of customer experiences. In addition, future and cross-sectional technologies and in particular global megatrends have a major influence on our industry: applications for organic and printed electronics, nanotechnology and all further developments resulting from ‘industry 4.0‘ which will affect a large number of processes. In 2020, in addition to printing and converting processes, the focus at drupe will be on package printing, industrial and functional printing and additive manufacturing. Especially the growth potential of inkjet and expansion into new areas drives fast changing innovation. The drupa hotspots touchpoint packaging, Touchpoint 3D fab + print, dna - drupa next age and drupa cube will provide forums for knowledge transfer and dialogue that reflect the innovative spirit of the industry.”
Touchpoint packaging will cover the entire spectrum of packaging production, from design to new materials, from printing to converting, from amazing embellishments to security and track and trace features. The special forum will be organized in cooperation with the European Packaging Design Association (epda), Europe's leading association of brand and packaging designers. A steering committee consisting of renowned exhibitors such as Agfa, BOBST, Esko, Heidelberg, HP, Kurz and Siegwerk, as well as international brand owners Danone and Nestlé will contribute their expertise. Touchpoint packaging is built on the global mega trends changing our lives and impacting packaging production. The drupa touchpoint packaging experience area will showcase multiple packaging applications in a tangible way, providing inspiration for brand owners, designers and converters. It will be a drupa 2020 ‘must see’ with guided tours, short lectures, panels and tangible samples.
Touchpoint 3D Fab + Print
The enormous potential of additive manufacturing will be an important topic at drupa 2020. The touchpoint 3D Fab + Print in Hall 7A will complement the exhibitors' offerings and reflect the entire spectrum of 3D technologies. State-of-the-art innovations and best-practice cases will be presented. The special show will be a meeting place with visionary opportunities for 3D printing. The Dutch publishing house KCI Publishing BV will be again be responsible for the concept and organization.
DNA - Drupa Next Age
DNA stands for drupa Next Age. The special show will be dedicated to the long-term future topics of the industry and stimulate productive exchanges between global players and start-ups aiming at innovation in a fast changing world. The special show will build on the start-up area of the previous drupa innovation park and will be embedded in a new hall concept. Innovators from the start-up sector will have the opportunity to present new product ideas, services and approaches addressing future technologies to facilitate communication around print.
drupa Cube, the conference and event program for drupa 2020, will focus on the innovative power of print and the exciting potential of diverse print applications in a wide variety of industries and areas of life. This will include new technologies such as printed electronics and creative multichannel applications as well as the use of digital printing techniques in conventional sectors like packaging or in numerous vertical markets. At the same time, the drupa cube’s interdisciplinary approach will bridge the gap between creative agencies, marketers and brand owners across various markets. The British based brand agency FreemanXP will handle the design and implementation for the program.
drupa 2020 will be held in all halls of the Messe Düsseldorf fairgrounds. Opening times are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Up-to-date information about drupa 2020, the highlight topics and hotspots are online at www.drupa.com. In addition the drupa blog at https://blog.drupa.com informs about developments in the printing, media and packaging industries.
The preceding press release was provided by a company unaffiliated with Wide-Format Impressions. The views expressed within do not directly reflect the thoughts or opinions of Wide-Format Impressions.