Virtual.drupa program scheduled from 20-23 April

virtual.drupa – Knowledge transfer at the conference area

virtual.drupa: Keynotes Every day

From 20-23 April, the conference area of virtual.drupa will feature an English-language program focusing on the global trends of artificial intelligence, circular economy, connected consumer, and platform economy.

International industry experts, brand owners and speakers from vertical markets will provide knowledge transfer through best cases, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. Two parallel live streams will offer visitors the opportunity to participate flexibly in the conference presentations between 10 am and 6 pm CET. For participants around the world, these will also be available 24/7 on-demand in a video library.

Keynotes every day

The conference program will kick off with keynotes from three top international speakers on each of the four days: Two presentations by Wall Street Journal bestselling author and consultant Michael Gale will focus on Artificial Intelligence.

Being an author of the book “The Digital Helix,” he will share where companies can use digital potential, make it accessible to everyone, and activate business growth with the help of AI.
In his keynote speech, James Sommerville from Great Britain will illustrate the great importance of product design in driving innovation and fostering growth. The star designer played a crucial role in shaping the iconic Coca-Cola brand, is revolutionizing business and corporate goals, and will inspire the print & packaging community with his creative approaches at virtual.drupa.

On World Earth day, Dr. Gabrielle Walker will address sustainability issues. The lecturer, author and climate expert will discuss global challenges focusing on sustainability, energy consumption, circular economy, and climate change. As a strategist, she advises companies on future investments and process optimization and the impact that changing business models can have on a company’s corporate identity, external influence, and acceptance.
Inspiring presentation content

The morning keynotes will be followed in two streams by the English-language daily program of the five drupa special forums “drupa cube,” “touchpoint packaging,” “touchpoint textile,” “drupa next age,” and “3D fab+print,” which will be accompanied by a professional team of moderators.

An international network of industry representatives, associations, and competent partners guarantees a cutting-edge agenda. With their combined expertise and an impressive variety of topics, the speakers will highlight relevant content and growth potential in the various sectors, focus on global trends and provide exciting insights.

Individual scheduling

Visitors can already organize their participation in virtual.drupa by getting an initial overview of the conference program and the exhibitors’ product offerings and presentations. They can add relevant conferences, exhibitors, and Live Web Sessions to their plan to visit the virtual event as efficiently as possible.

The Conference Area program will be published shortly at Participants can register for virtual.drupa free of charge at – over 6,000 visitors from 130 countries have already registered.


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