Organisers of giant print trade show drupa have bowed to the inevitable and cancelled next April's expo, which had already been postponed from June, as Covid continues to ravage Europe. Read more
The first trade fair to run at the Düsseldorf Messe Centre since the onset of Covid attracted 107,000 visitors over the ten days of the show. The Messe Centre is due to host postponed global mega show drupa in April.
The postponed drupa is launching a new online platform next month, the drupa preview, which it says will offer exhibitors and visitors an additional channel for touching base with the sector, discussing trending themes and presenting product portfolios.
Exhibitions are exempt from the extended ban on large gatherings introduced by the German government at the weekend. The ban will now run until the end of the year.
Embellishing solutions developer Kurz has become the latest big name to confirm its attendance at the rescheduled mega-show drupa, now set for 20-28 April at the Messe Centre in Düsseldorf.
The print industry's first actual exhibition since the onset of Covid six months ago will take place in Seoul, with K-Print scheduled to open its doors next month.
The world's first virtual print expo has now broken the 10,000-visitor mark, little more than two months after the launch of the show by local suppliers' association Visual Connections.
Major exhibitor Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed its participation at the rescheduled drupa next year, joining Koenig & Bauer as major names that will be at the Messe Centre.