Due to the ongoing pandemic and national and international lockdown measures and associated travel restrictions, the Print and Digital Convention congress and trade fair initially planned for June will be moved to 20-21 October 2021. The event is being organized by Fachverband Medienproduktion (f:mp.) and Messe Düsseldorf.
“We have a responsibility to the health of our visitors and exhibitors. Against the background of the current Corona pandemic and continuing restrictions, it is unfortunately not guaranteed that we will hold the Print & Digital Convention at the Düsseldorf exhibition center in June. Our exhibitors’ confidence in our decision is documented by the fact that 95% of the exhibitors who have already booked will also be present in October,” says Rüdiger Maaß, managing director of f:mp. “We see the congress as a platform for interaction focusing on selected highlight projects and knowledge transfer while placing a strong emphasis on interactive experiences. We, therefore, consider it important to hold it as a face-to-face event as soon as the framework conditions permit.”
Geldermann speaks about the upcoming print and digital convention
Sabine Geldermann, director of print technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, adds: “Even if virtual formats are the measure of all things in these times, our customers recognize, based on the experience of the last twelve months, that face-to-face events are indispensable, especially when it comes to the haptic experience of technologies and their applications. That is why we are confidently looking ahead to October 2021.”
The Print & Digital Convention focuses on presenting innovative technologies in projects that showcase individual machines or tools and demonstrate overall solutions-oriented practical requirements. In addition to exciting exhibits and intensive expert advice at the exhibitor stands, visitors to the event can expect an extensive and top-class program of lectures on all relevant aspects of corporate communication and print and digital technologies.
In this way, as an established annual event in the industry, the congress and trade fair – together with virtual offerings such as virtual.drupa and drupa’s global Print Technologies trade fair portfolio – bridges the time window until the next drupa in 2024 and offers an important platform for knowledge transfer, exchange, and networking.