drupa firms up conference event
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 conference has four specific themes across the four days, including Artificial Intelligence, the Circular Economy, Connected Consumers, and the Platform Economy.
Keynote speakers include Michael Gale of Inc.Digital who will talk about AI, print and graphic designer James Sommerville on the creative business model of tomorrow, and Dr Gabrielle Walker on the implications of the climate megatrend for the printing industry.
Some 130 different seminars and presentations are planned by drupa, in addition to those hosted by exhibiting companies. Some 200 vendor are taking part, coming form 33 countries.
Platinum sponsor of virtual.drupa is foiling and embellishment specialist Kurz, exhibiting with the theme The Nature of Attraction, and which has online seminars on latest digital foiling technology, hot foil stamping and cold foiling.
Among the companies showing new development is Fujifilm, which will be presenting its Real Production Show that has been running in Europe.