The third edition of drupa preview for 2020 held online Tuesday, December 8, once again provided an opportunity for intensive knowledge transfer throughout the print and graphic communications community. Presentations and live web sessions by industry experts and partner associations, focused on the future and current global trends and challenges. Applications and uses in the field of additive manufacturing processes and packaging printing were also addressed. Overall, 4,301 registered participants took advantage of the new virtual platform and 1,383 exhibitors from 49 countries recorded about 14,400 page impressions. The momentum and interest therefore continued as over 4,300 participants registered for the previous two drupa preview days, and the proportion of international participants remained high at 82%. The fourth edition of the drupa preview day is scheduled for February of 2021.
A panel discussion and videos in the Conference Area were dedicated to the growing importance of sustainability. The speakers were Tom Krause from igus, Beatrice Klose from Intergraf, Horst Huber from Priint Group/Werk II and Charles Jarrold from BPIF. The two panel discussions with James Nelson from EFI, Sebastian Hardung from Priint Group/Werk II, Jan de Roeck from Esko and Strategic Supervisor Kristin Kain – as well as Elaine Campling, founder of Chemical Compliance Advisory Services, Ken Hanulec from EFI, David Zamith from Ruy de Lacerda and Thomas Poetz from 3T Inkjet Consulting.
“The third drupa preview day once again underscored the industry’s need for networking and orientation, and at the same time demonstrated the essential added value of high-quality content that industry experts have highlighted,” said Sabine Geldermann, drupa Project Director of Print Technologies. “The format also enabled interaction and business development of the participants, and the so important generation of new customer contacts via our matchmaking tool. Since the first preview day, we’ve seen a continuous increase in registrations. This is further confirmation that we have found the right solutions for the print community under the current conditions.”
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