Exhibitor registrations are open for drupa 2024 till 31 October 2022
Exhibitor registrations are open for drupa 2024 till 31 October 2022

In 2024 the International print and packaging industries will again meet at drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies. Exhibitors can now register online at www.drupa.com to present their innovations in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 28 May to 7 June 2024. The deadline for registrations is 31 October 2022.

“drupa is the global meeting place for the industry and stands for innovations and trends,” emphasizes Erhard Wienkamp, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf. “Here, we will see what impact the mega trends sustainability and digitalization will have on processes, products, business models, and the future of a constantly evolving industry.”

drupa will focus on the future technologies

drupa will showcase cutting-edge technologies along the industry’s entire value chain, focusing on future and cross-industry technologies. Against this background, topics such as circular economy, automation, print/finishing 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, the platform economy, and connectivity will play a central role in the conference agenda and special forums.

New key visual and new claim

drupa 2024 presents itself with a new, dynamic look and feel for the start of exhibitor applications. “The new motion design of our key visual combines classic graphic design with state-of-the-art digital technology and is synonymous with dynamism, motion, and especially with water as the most important resource on our planet,” explains Sabine Geldermann, director Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf. 

“It also visualizes the top themes of digitalization and sustainability, which drive the print & packaging industries, confront them with new challenges, and offer excellent opportunities. International faces represent the target group of drupa, which is looking forward to networking in a fascinating atmosphere characterized by diversity. Organic structures stand for aesthetics, design, and the beauty of nature. The new claim ‘we create the future’ underscores the clear commitment of the community to jointly and proactively participate in the continuous development and design of the sector. And it represents thought leaders as well as high-quality knowledge transfer.”

New exhibitor brochure sustainably produced

drupa is equally committed to sustainability, which is also successfully reflected in the new exhibitor brochure. This brochure was produced in a sustainable and climate-neutral way using state-of-the-art technology and environment-friendly resources. The digital version can now be downloaded from the website.

Forums for interaction and dialogue

At drupa 2024, there will once again be a high-caliber lecture program by top international speakers offering valuable knowledge to stay competitive. At the drupa cube and various touchpoints focusing on the segments Packaging, Textile, and Sustainability, participants will gain detailed insights into relevant topics and impulses for growth potential and the further development of their business models. Start-ups will be hosted at ‘dna – drupa next age’ using this opportunity to showcase their innovative services and ideas to a highly international and interested audience.  

Outlook on events in the industry

Numerous International trade shows will also be held in 2022 as part of drupa’s global portfolio – Printpack Alger in Algiers (16 – 18 May), Print & Digital Convention (22 – 23 June), Indoprint in Jakarta (31 August – 3 September), PackPrintPlas Philippines in Manila (6 – 8 October), All in Print in Shanghai (11 – 15 October) as well as PackPrint International and Corrutec Asia in Bangkok (19 – 22 October). 

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The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

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