Print & Digital Convention postponed until October
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 Print & Digital Convention focuses on the presentation of innovative technologies in projects that not only showcase individual machines or tools, but also demonstrate overall solutions oriented on practical requirements.
October is the month when Qantas expects to be flying overseas again, and the month when virtually all Australians will have had the Covid vaccine. At present, Germany is going into ongoing lockdowns and border restrictions, with a slow vaccine roll-out, as the government dithers over the jabs.
Sabine Geldermann, director Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf said, “Even if virtual formats are the measure of all things in these times, our customers recognise, based on the experience of the last 12 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.”
In addition to exhibits and expert advice at the exhibitor stands, the organiser says visitors to the event can expect an extensive and top-class programme of lectures on all relevant aspects of corporate communication and print and digital technologies.
It says 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.