Events

As Europe battles back from Covid, the world's big wide format show Fespa has some 300 exhibitors lined up to take part in the thrice postponed expo, now set for October in Amsterdam.

Printers have until Friday to get their entries in to this year’s state PICAs, with awards' dinners taking place in July, the winners of which go through to the National Print Awards.

Some 45,000 printers from around the world logged into the first virtual.drupa, with four fifths of them from outside Germany.

Fespa’s theme for the thrice postponed Fespa Global Print Expo, which is still scheduled to take place in Amsterdam in October, is Bringing Colour Back.

Some 17,000 printers from 155 countries went through the doors of virtual.drupa, as it opened yesterday for the first of its four day run.

The online version of the worlds biggest trade fair virtual.drupa runs next week with a keynote speaker programme, and a networking plaza, in addiiton to the exhibition space.

The world’s biggest industrial trade fair, drupa, will open in virtual format next week, in place of what should have been the in-person show, which was postponed, then cancelled, due to Covid.

The global Print & Digital Convention, hosted at Messe Duesseldorf and organised by drupa has been postponed from June to October 20-21, as the pandemic continues to rage through Europe.

The New Zealand Sign Expo has been cancelled for the second year in a row, with what would have been the accompanying events to move into an online format.

The Conference Area of next month’s virtual.drupa will feature an English-language programme focusing on the global trends of AI, circular economy, connected consumer, and platform economy.

The federal government has extended its 50 per cent cost rebate to smaller companies exhibiting at PacPrint, and all other expos, cutting the threshold before the rebate kicks in to just $10,000

Visitor registrations have opened online for what organisers are calling “the most important PacPrint ever held”, with the September expo likely to be the first print trade show to be held anywhere for almost two years.

Representatives from some 40 companies which will exhibit at PacPrint 2021, and the co-located Visual Impact and Label & Packaging expos, met yesterday for the first time, to be briefed on arrangements for the industry’s leading show, taking place at the end of September.

The already rescheduled Labelexpo Europe has been postponed again, this time from September until April next year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic still raging across Europe.

Printers can now register for the virtual drupa, the four-day event taking place 20-23 April in place of the cancelled show, and featuring exhibitors and a conference programme.


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The fourth drupa preview day – aimed to set the scene for virtual.drupa in April – will take place on Tuesday 23 February, and will include Bobst, Heidelberg and Konica Minolta.