drupa 2020 – It is time to embrace the future

From June 16–26, 2020, the future will be the guest of honour in Düsseldorf. drupa, the world’s leading trade fair, is where the latest trends and future technologies for the global print industry take off and enjoy the spotlight.

This is a premium event where “education, engagement, and entertainment” are focal points amid a fascinating, inspiring atmosphere. The motto for drupa’s eleven-day run? Embrace the future. In a time of continuous change and transformation, drupa 2020 is a must-attend event for the industry – the fair provides orientation, creates crucial momentum for sustainable, future oriented business models, and last but not least, offers the best environment for networking and making excellent new business contacts.
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drupa cube
engage – educate – entertain
The drupa cube 2016 was a great success with delegates. They delivered presentations, workshops, and discussions led by a range of inspirational international speakers. For 2020 the plan is to build on that success. In the drupa cube delegates and exhibitors can get actionable insights on business trends, leadership best practices, and print futures that they can take back to apply and implement in their own companies. The cube is free to all visitors and the goal is to help you deliver business transformation and improved competitive advantage for your company and greater value to your customers.

Further information about programme and registration at www.drupa.com/cube-en

dna – drupa next age
The print industry of tomorrow is exploring new horizons – join in on the journey!
drupa 2020 has established a special new area: dna – drupa next age, the centre of disruptive developments. This is the innovative heart of drupa, a transparent hall and stand concept that creates a networking space where global players, start-ups, and key players in the industry can engage in productive exchange about new product ideas, prototypes, and business models, as well as present new approaches, solutions, and technologies for relevant cross-sectional technologies in the print, media, and packaging industry. The clear and open exhibition area is grouped around the central dna stage, the epicentre for talks and carrying on discussions. Get inspired by numerous visionaries from a wide array of industries!

Further information about programme and exhibitors at www.drupa.com/dna-en

drupa touchpoint textile
Digital Textile Micro Factory
Digital and industrial textile printing offers enormous potential for growth. In the textile printing trend forum, you’ll see applications in various industries such as textile direct printing, screen printing, transfer printing, and digital printing. In touchpoint textile, a new approach to technology awaits you with the Digital Textile Micro Factory, a 3D simulation that connects directly to production and shows how clothing can be produced on demand and individually. Experience a fully networked, integrated production chain – from design to finished product. Discover a milestone in the fashion industry on the way to Industry 4.0. Europe’s biggest textile research centre, the German Institutes of Textiles and Fibre Research in Denkendorf (DITF), coordinates the trade fair showcase and will be on hand with their expertise from application based research to discuss the entire textile production chain. This new drupa touchpoint was developed in cooperation with the partners DITF and ESMA for drupa 2020.

Further information about programme and guided tours at www.drupa.com/tp-textile-en

drupa touchpoint 3D fab+print
Additive manufacturing: Inspiration and three-dimensional experience
At the drupa touchpoint 3D fab+print, experts from the AM world (additive manufacturing) shed light on 3D printing and its diverse possibilities – from design to the production processes, materials, and the many and varied areas of application for successful technologies. In numerous specialist lectures from technology providers and users, you’ll get to experience fascinating examples of successful AM technologies for the manufacturing of machine and spare parts, tools, promotional items, and objects of utility. The additive manufacturing working group in VDMA, which is responsible for both designing the content and running the ten-day lecture programme, offers about 80 specialist lectures during drupa’s run.
Further information about sessions and speakers at www.drupa.com/tp-3d-en  

drupa touchpoint packaging
Discover trends, find solutions and visions
Discover and understand packaging trends. See and touch advanced solutions. Get inspired by visionary concepts. Meet packaging experts to learn about future challenges and opportunities. In one single location you will embrace the future of packaging design and production. The forum covers various printing technologies, market segments, and packaging types. This is the perfect place to be for brand owners, designers, material suppliers, converters, and overall experts in the packaging industry.

Further information about programme at www.drupa.com/tpp-en