Today marks 30 days and counting until the opening of drupa 2012: world market print media, publishing and converting at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. The two-week trade show runs May 3-16 and fills Halls 1-17 plus outside areas on the massive site along the Rhine River. More than 1,800 exhibitors are on tap, and 375,000 international visitors are expected to peruse the prepress, printing, post-press, paper and plastics converting, component and software displays. And what’s machinery without materials to run on them? So, of course, paper and substrates, inks and consumables will also be on exhibit along with myriad services.
Having been to drupa twice already, it’s safe to say you should have made your travel arrangements months ago. But it’s not too late. Perhaps the best plan is to first check out details HERE or the official Business Travel & Convention Service team. You can also go to TTI Travel, Inc.
For package printers and converters, there will be scores of companies exhibiting mainly in Halls 10-12, but packaging-related substrates and inks can be found somewhere in just about every hall. The drupa cube, a centrally-located presentation site, will feature “Day of Packaging” on Friday, May 4. Among the topics will be “Megatrends shaping the new consumer exeperience,” “Illuminating packaging,” “Sustainability is driving packaging” and more from speakers such as Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, HP and KBA.
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