“The current drupa, with its outstanding business deals and positive atmosphere really stands out and has made one thing perfectly clear: Its USP are the production lines and are in full operation here,” explained Werner M. Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “This is one of the reasons why drupa is such a beacon. Precisely this investment – this is what many representatives of the exhibitor community have assured us over the past few days here – they want to be at and with drupa in the future, their No. 1 international industry platform. Therefore in the interest of our customers and international markets, drupa will stick to its four-year cycle.”
The re-positioning of drupa 2016, its focus on future topics as well as the shorter duration of 11 days have all proven to be correct decisions. drupa 2016 is still on until June 10. A total of 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries are currently showcasing their innovations and applications for print and cross-media solutions in Düsseldorf’s 19 exhibition halls.
Approximately 200,000 visitors from 183 countries have visited the world’s biggest and most important trade fair in the print and media industry since day one of the event, and the percentage of visitors from throughout the world has also been extremely high so far, as 78% have come from abroad.