drupa2020 world tour kicks off in Mexico City

A world tour ahead of drupa2020 has kicked off in Mexico City with 35 events currently planned across 27 countries between now and the June trade show which has nearly 1800 exhibitors locked in.

The first event was held this week with seven more conferences scheduled for the rest of September in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

By April 2020, events will follow in twelve Asian countries, the USA, Eastern Europe, some EU countries and North Africa.

Organisers of the world tour in the run-up to drupa 2020 are Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and PrintPromotion GmbH.

“We are looking forward to exciting meetings with industry experts, journalists and representatives of local media partners, industry and trade associations,” drupa director Sabine Geldermann said.

High-ranking delegations consisting of the CEOs of various printing press manufacturers and leading representatives of PrintPromotion and Messe Düsseldorf will present key trends in printing and paper technology, innovations in the graphics industry and packaging printing and will inform about innovative applications in the field of industrial and functional printing during the conferences while also shedding light on the status of preparations for drupa 2020.

“Our aim is to arouse some fascination for the applications and possibilities of modern printing technologies in an increasingly networked world and to make experts want to visit drupa in Düsseldorf from 16 to 26 June 2020,” said managing director of PrintPromotion GmbH and VDMA’s Printing and Paper Technology Association, Dr Markus Heering.

Key trends that will be covered including the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will continue to play in driving forward process networking, the role of the platform economy, the continuing need to adapt to meet the requirements of connected customers and the need to transition to a circular economy.

“The exhibition grounds are almost fully booked. The current booking level is above that of the 2016 edition,” Geldermann said.

“The positive booking situation clearly underlines the diversification of the product portfolios of exhibitors from around 50 nations – including around 400 new exhibitors along the entire value chain – which they see as a further indicator that the industry is conquering new territory and tapping new growth potential.”

drupa2020 runs from June 16 to 20 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Tickets are available now. Visit www.drupa.com for information.

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