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17 Jul 2020

Drupa is reducing the duration of the trade fair from eleven to nine days for the 2021 edition. The show will now run from 20 to 28 April 2021.

"Since we are currently assuming that fewer visitors from overseas will be able to travel to drupa 2021, we consider a reduction from eleven to nine days to be sensible in order to direct visitor...

17 Jul 2020

German press manufacturer Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has announced its drupa 2021 cancellation.

Manroland joins industry key players, Bobst, Xerox, Heidelberg and most recently, Komori, in a list of exhibitors that has dropped out of the 2021 edition of drupa.

“Exhibiting at Drupa, or any other trade fair for that matter, makes absolutely no...

16 Jul 2020

Komori announced it will be cancelling its participation in the drupa 2021 exhibition planned for April of 2021. The company said the cancellation is due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Komori plans to launch its range of new products and services in the days to come through open house events and active participations in...

13 Jul 2020

Koenig & Bauer said that it will be participating at drupa in April 2021. The announcement comes after Heidelberg announced it is not participating in the show.

"We continue to see drupa, the world's leading trade fair, as an important building block in the graphic arts industry and we see it as our responsibility to support this industr...

9 Jul 2020

Trade fair operations are set to resume in September

As its first trade show is set resume in September, Messe Düsseldorf has drawn up a so-called Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept. The trade show is a fair for motorhomes and caravans, and will mark the resumption of trade fair operations in Düsseldorf after the COVID-19 lockdown...

8 Jul 2020

Heidelberg announced that it will not be taking part in the drupa 2021 edition. The company cited the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for pulling out of the mega print exhibition.

With that, Heidelberg will not be taking part in any other international trade fairs in 2021.

In a statement it said:

“Covid-19 has accelerated...

26 Jun 2020

Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Drupa organiser Messe Düsseldorf, leaves end-June; new replacement appointed.

After 17 years as a President & CEO, Werner M. Dornscheidt will retire from Messe Düsseldorf on 30 June 2020. The 66-year old Dornscheidt has served almost 37 years with the company.

“Trade fairs are my life,” said Dornsc...

18 Jun 2020

Koenig & Bauer online drupa sessions now live.

Koenig & Bauer CEO Klaus Bolza-Schünemann with host Sven

Since 16 June 2020, Koenig & Bauer has kicked off a series of online shows every original drupa 2020 day.

The last ones in the last quarters. And there are many many innovations from our business units and, to be quite honest, it wo...

12 Jun 2020

Everyday from from 16 to 25 June, Koenig & Bauer will provide sneak previews of drupa 2021 with an open live stream provided on website.

Koenig & Bauer will be organising a virtual trade show to launch new products and innovations. The online event will coincide with original drupa 2020 dates, from 16-25 June 2020.

Expect to see World-exc...

12 Jun 2020

PIA chats with CEO Chris Payne on celebrating Miraclon’s first anniversary in the face of COVID-19, and looking ahead to drupa 2021.

 In April 2020, Miraclon celebrated its first anniversary as a new company. Birthed from Kodak as its former Flexographic Packaging division, it develops, produces and sells Kodak Flexcel-branded technology...

27 May 2020

Bobst announces its decision not to attend drupa and other industry tradeshows in 2021, while maintaining a limited participation in Asia. According to the company, it will be reducing its presence at industry tradeshows and thereby dramatically reducing the environmental impact.

Instead, the company will be implementing Smart Factories,...

8 May 2020

drupa's Spotlight report, "Strategic choices in a competitive and converging marketplace", will be published in May.

The report surveyed over 500 printers and almost 200 suppliers described the challenges and successes of launching new products and services.

The survey was conducted before the coronavirus outbreak. For many in the industr...

24 Apr 2020

The countdown to drupa 2021 has begun. Originally planned for June 2020, organisers made the decision to postpone the mega-fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. drupa is now slated to occur from 20 to 30 April 2021 at Messe Dusseldorf.

Exhibitors supported the postponement, and stressed the importance of direct interaction with existing and...

2 Apr 2020

In mid-March drupa announced its postponement due to the exponential spread of the coronavirus. The postponement was upon the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government and taking into account principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major events.

The new dates for drupa will b...

16 Mar 2020

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supports Messe Düsseldorf’s decision to postpone the event in regard of the current health situation. drupa is now expected to happen from 20 to 30 April 2021.

Regardless of the postponement of the fair, Heidelberg continues to drive the innovations forward and will launch and make them availa...

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