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Drupa 2016-Touch the Future

The well-known DRUPA which happens on May 31— June 10, will embrace all world leading tycoons in printing industry in Duesseldorf.

The leading international trade fair for print and cross-media solutions kicks off with a new strategic focus, improved scheduling over eleven days, a new look and greater frequency running every three years. Under the motto “touch the future” drupa places the industry’s innovative power centre stage and provides a platform for future technologies. The focus is especially on next-generation and highlight themes such as print, packaging production, multichannel, 3D printing, functional printing or green printing.
“With this strategic reorientation and its focus on future and highlight themes we are obviously on the right track. Because the response of international upstream suppliers to the industry has been very good – which was not a given in view of the difficult market environment,” explains Werner M. Dornscheidt, President & CEO at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. To the tune of more than 1,820 exhibitors from 54 countries will give impressive proof of the versatility and innovative power of their sector from 31 May to 10 June 2016 in all 19 Düsseldorf exhibition halls. “International global players and market leaders will present themselves alongside aspiring newcomers and innovative outfits from throughout the world. The complete spectrum of print and cross-media exhibits and topics will be represented. Such a comprehensive 360° view of the entire industry is provided by nobody but drupa,” underlines Dornscheidt.

The mega trend at drupa 2016 will be Print 4.0 as Claus Bolza-Schünemann, Chairman of the drupa Committee and Chairman of the Board at Koenig & Bauer AG explains. “Print 4.0 enables individualisation and personalisation in digital printing. In the face of high-quality packaging and the rapidly diversifying range of solutions in industrial and functional printing this digital networking of machines and systems offers the solution and guarantee for efficiency and competitiveness. Print 4.0 is the mega trend at drupa 2016. This is very clear even at this early stage.”

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