The online drupa show has opened its virtual doors.
Around 17,000 registered visitors from 155 nations have clicked on to the show. They have accessed a mix of information from the Conference Area. The show has also commenced its live web sessions. Around 212 exhibitors from 45 countries have filled the Exhibition Space and Matchmaking Plaza.
Participation in the online drupa show has a four day rin until April 23. The first day of the show saw recorded 222,000 page impressions. 7,500 visitors took part in the conference programme. Exhibitors include Bobst, EFI, Esko, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, HP, Koenig & Bauer, Kodak, Komori, Konica Minolta, Kurz, Kyocera, Landa, and Xeikon.
Sabine Geldermann, director Print Technologies, feels positive about the show. She says, “We are pleased that the interaction within the community has started so positively. The impressive range of valuable knowledge transfer in the Conference Area and the Exhibition Space, as well as the exchange with business partners via matchmaking in the Networking Plaza, are being excellently received.”
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, drupa president, opened the show. Keynote speaker and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author Michael Gale and other experts followed. They covered topics that included artificial intelligence and circular economy. Other topics in the show include connected consumer and platform economy.
Innovation and knowledge transfer
Other presentations in the interactive conference programme refer to industry questions on issues such as What role does AI play in the print and packaging industry? How can workflows and processes be optimised thanks to digitalisation? How does product design drive innovation? And what role will the circular economy play in the industry?
Event organisers say the visions of industry experts inspire, provide orientation, and help to develop concrete measures. In this way, virtual.drupa promotes innovation and valuable knowledge transfer. It reveals business potential and gives participants a competitive edge.
Visitors from other time zones who were unable to follow the presentations live will have the opportunity to access the sessions 24/7 on demand via the Video Library and then network with exhibitors for a personal exchange via Matchmaking in the Networking Plaza.
Register for participation at virtual.drupa