drupa 2024 Well on Track for a Grand Event

drupa 2024 is gaining momentum, underlining its position as the blue riband event for printing technologies. 1,146 renowned global players and newcomers across the entire print and packaging value chain from a total of 46 countries are already on board for the premium exhibition to be held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 28 May to 7 June, 2024. Major industry names including Canon, Durst Group, HEIDELBERG, HP, and Koenig & Bauer have already confirmed their participation.

Under the motto “we create the future”, drupa 2024 will serve as a global meeting point presenting the visions of the print and packaging industries. This edition will specifically focus on the mega trends such as sustainability and digitalisation as well as their influence on processes, products, sustainable business models, and the future of the industry.

Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa
Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa

“Current registration levels, exhibitor feedback on impressive stand concepts, scheduled product launches, and live demos of machinery all build suspense among the global community and are the reason for our great optimism,” says Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. “The industry has again proven its pivotal relevance with its broad-based applications on so many vertical markets – especially in times of crisis.”

“With around 80% international attendance on the exhibitor side, drupa occupies an outstanding position by global standards. The range, variety, and staging of innovations are unique and will once again provide a glimpse into the future of this industry. With ideal prerequisites for exhibitors and visitors to network intensely and drive forward-looking projects,” adds Geldermann.

Encouraging participation from MENA region

20 companies from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE have confirmed their participation in drupa 2024. They include Al Baraka Paper Converting Co., Al Burhan Manufacturing & Trading Co., Al Husein International Ltd., Baalbaki Egypt for Chemical Industries S.A.E., CelluPaper For Industry (CPI), Eagle Polymers Yasser Wadie Bishay, Egital Inks JSC, and Elshark Factory for Rubber Rolls Kamal Dorgham Sons Corporate (Egypt); Highcon Systems Ltd., Ink Vision Ltd., Landa Corporation Ltd., and Scodix Ltd. (Israel); Meteors Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Jordan); and Eco Tronix Trading LLC, Gaiapac Middle East FZ-LLC, Hotpack Packaging Industries LLC, M E X International General Trading LLC, Mepco Gulf Commodities DMCC, Nandyavart Paper Planet FZC, and TECOM Investments FZ LLC (UAE).

KURZ to act as Platinum Partner for drupa 2024

After already acting as a Platinum Partner for virtual.drupa KURZ, a worldwide market leader in thin-film technologies, unequivocally demonstrates its strong commitment returning as an exclusive partner of drupa 2024.

Walter Kurz, board member of LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co.KG.
Walter Kurz, board member of LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co.KG.

“drupa is the most relevant trade fair for the graphic industry,” explains Walter Kurz, board member of LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co.KG. “All decision-makers, innovators, but also providers and processors of progressive technologies come together here, present their solutions and marvel at new trends – no market player can or wants to miss this date. We are already looking forward to presenting our innovative solutions in 2024 – first and foremost with a focus on sustainability.”

Full steam ahead

With just around eight months to go until the start of the trade fair, planning has been in full swing. Operative planning of global marketing initiatives, special forums, and networking events have got off to a dynamic start. Likewise, the partners operating the touchpoints and the Special Forum drupa next age (dna) – the innovative technology driver to connect industry newcomers, young talents, explorative start-ups and well-established enterprises – have already submitted their conceptual ideas and involvement of exhibitor partners.

Young Talents@drupa

Young Talents@drupa
Young Talents@drupa

“Promoting young talent and the ‘next generation of print’ is especially dear to our hearts just as it is to our partners and customers,” explains Geldermann. “Against this background we will design a fascinating paper artwork for drupa 2024 together with the Academy for Fashion & Design from Düsseldorf; in cooperation with other universities such as Stuttgart Media University as well as vocational training colleges such as FHBK Dortmund we will move the importance and fascination of this industry with its highly attractive job profiles to the foreground.”

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