GERMANY - After 2016, drupa will switch to a three-year cycle, running in May of 2019, 2022 and 2025.
With this new cycle, drupe will no longer run in 2020, the same year as interpack.
“The entire print process chain has changed radically because of the Internet and digital technologies,” explains Claus Bolza-Schunemann, Chairman of the drupa Advisory Board and President Koenig & Bauer Group. “New applications and solutions are developing and opening up new fields of business. At the same time, there is more focus on innovative technologies, such as 3D printing, printed electronics and func-tional printing.
“It’s more important than ever before that our customers have an overview of the latest technology and are also inspired to use new business models and solutions. drupa is the only specialist trade fair in the world to offer this– and will do so every three years in the future.”
In 2016, drupa will run from 31 May to 10 June. While the precise dates for the later show editions have not been finalised yet, organisers say drupa will take place in the traditional drupa month of May in 2019, 2022 and 2025 in Düsseldorf.