Screen joins a list of industry players that have announced their withdrawal from the 2021 edition of drupa.
In a statement, Screen said that:
“SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has decided not to take part in the drupa 2021 international printing/media trade show. We have made this decision based on sensible precautions after considering the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing opportunities for virtual experiences provided by new communications technologies.
With both market and social conditions undergoing such drastic changes, SCREEN GA believes it is essential to accelerate timely communication with our customers and partners. We are continuously creating both virtual and physical communication opportunities designed to ensure the best possible experience.”
Other companies that have announced their non-participation include Heidelberg, Manroland, Komori and Bobst.
Meanwhile, companies have also come out to affirm their participation at drupa including Koenig & Bauer, Windmöller & Hölscher and Kurz.