In 2024 the international print and packaging industry will once again meet at drupa, the world's leading trade fair for printing technologies. Exhibitors can now register online to present their innovations in Düsseldorf from 28 May to 7 June 2024. The closing date for registrations is 31 October 2022.
"drupa is the global meeting place for the industry and stands for innovations and trends," emphasises Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf. "This is where we will see what influence, for example, the megatrends of sustainability and digitalisation will have on processes, products, business models and the future of a continuously evolving industry."
Future topics in focus
drupa showcases cutting-edge technologies along the entire value chain of the industry with a special focus on future and cross-sectional technologies. Against this background, topics such as Circular Economy, Automation, Print/Finishing 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Platform Economy and Connectivity play a central role in the conference programme and special forums.
New key visual and new claim
drupa 2024 will present itself with a new, dynamic look and feel at the start of exhibitor registrations. "The new motion design of the key visual combines classic graphic design with modern digital technology and stands for dynamism, movement and especially for water as the most important resource on the planet," explains Sabine Geldermann, Director Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf. "It also visualises the top issues of digitalisation and sustainability, which are driving the print & packaging industry, posing new challenges but also offering excellent opportunities. International faces represent the drupa target group, which looks 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' underlines the clear commitment of the community to work together and proactively on the continuous development and shaping of the industry. And it stands for thought leaders as well as high-quality knowledge transfer."
New exhibitor brochure produced sustainably
drupa is equally committed to the issue of sustainability, which is also reflected in a successful way in the new exhibitor brochure. It was produced sustainably and climate-neutrally by using the latest technology and environmentally friendly resources.
Forums for interaction and dialogue
At drupa 2024 there will again be a high-calibre programme of lectures by top international speakers offering valuable knowledge. In the drupa cube and at various touchpoints on the topics of packaging, textiles and sustainability, participants will gain detailed insights into relevant topics and impulses for growth potential and the further development of their business models. Start-ups find their place at "dna - drupa next age" and can use the opportunity here to present their innovative services and ideas to a highly international and interested audience.
Outlook for events in the industry
As part of drupa's global portfolio, a number of international trade fairs will take place in 2022: printpack alger in Algiers (16-18 May), PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION in Düsseldorf (22-23 June), Indoprint in Indo-Pacific in China (21-23 June). ), Indoprint in Jakarta (31.8.-3.9.), PackPrintPlas Philippines in Manila (6.-8.10.), All in Print in Shanghai (11.-15.10.) and PackPrint International and Corrutec Asia in Bangkok (19.-22.10.).