Corporation for the Promotion of the Printing and Paper Converting Industry



For more than 50 years, drupa ( has been the industry's major get-together again and again substantiating its status as the world's No. 1 event for the print media industry and ranking ahead of all fairs and exhibitions for printing and paper.

The primary focus is on pioneering technological innovations for the total process chain from design to the finished product. At drupa, all people engaged in printing and paper, at all production steps and in-cluding all methods of graphic communication, in paper converting and packaging production, whether as technical staff or businessmen, as customers or suppliers, will have the chance to exchange experience, information and opinions across the borders of countries and continents.

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drupa sticks to proven 4-year cycle!

The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020

The world's biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players.

"The current drupa, with its outstanding business deals and positive atmosphere really stands out and has made one thing perfectly clear: "Its USP are the production lines and are in full operation here," explains Werner M. Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, and adds: "This is one of the reasons why drupa is such a beacon. Precisely this investment – this is what many representatives of the exhibitor community have assured us over the past few days here – they want to be at and with drupa in the future, their No. 1 international industry platform. Therefore in the interest of our customers and international markets, drupa will stick to its 4-year cycle."

The re-positioning of drupa 2016, its focus on future topics as well as the shorter duration of eleven days have all proven to be correct decisions. drupa 2016 is still on until 10 June. 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries are currently showcasing their innovations and applications for print and cross-media solutions in Düsseldorf's 19 exhibition halls.

Approx 200,000 visitors from 183 countries have visited the world's biggest and most important trade fair in the print and media industry since day one of the event. And the percentage of visitors from throughout the world has also been extremely high so far: 78% have come from abroad.

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