drupa has been the flagship trade show for the graphic arts industry since 1954. With our participation in the virtual.drupa 2021, we are profiting from its charisma. We are pleased to use this platform to bridge the too-long gap between the last real drupa and the next one. Kurz has big news to report that is relevant to the industry right now. At the same time, the international nature of drupa allows us to present our innovations to companies on all continents worldwide. Visitors to the virtual.drupa will find, among other things, real, implementable solutions for Circular Economy and PET recycling at Kurz. In addition, we will present groundbreaking developments in Digital Embellishment. We will be showing a machine from the Kurz Group that revolutionizes digital embellishment with high-end functions that are very easy to call up.
Walter Kurz, Chairman of the LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
Deborah Corn, Intergalatic Ambassador of the Print Universe, presents the opportunities of virtual.drupa
Jim Continenza, Chairmann & CEO Eastman Kodak Company
Mr. Hiroaki Shimosaka, General Manager of Graphic Systems Business Div., FUJIFILM Corporation
Mimaki - Danna Drion, Senior Marketing Manager EMEA
Filip Weymans, Vice President Marketing, Xeikon
Axel Marciniak, CloudLabXmedia
Hochschule der Medien - Stuttgart Amanda Juneau (Canada) 2nd semester Print Media Technologies programme Ross Ainslie (Scotland) 4th semester Print Media Technologies programme
As a key supplier to the graphic industry, DuPont has always enjoyed the personal interaction with customers and the industry at drupa. Furthermore, the exhibition served as a platform to introduce the latest technology developments.
This time, drupa will be all virtual and we will miss meeting in one place and interacting in person with our industry peers and colleagues, but this does not change our focus. We are happy to be part of the first virtual.drupa ever and interact with our customers and colleagues virtually.
DuPont will present the latest innovations for the Cyrel® Solutions flexographic systems and Artistri® Digital Inks for textile and industrial applications, in the online showroom and during interactive live web sessions.
Sam Ponzo Vice President, Industrial Solutions DuPont
In times when face-to-face events, which we all miss, are not possible, we are very pleased that a virtual platform has been created with virtual.drupa including drupa.preview as a key part. These formats offer manufacturers, suppliers, producers and interested parties the opportunity to exchange ideas and shape the future of print together. Joerg Hartmann, President and Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Germany and Austria
drupa was, and remains, the industry’s international meeting point. It brings people, exhibitors and innovations from all over the world together – even digitally. W&H will be presenting innovations focused around ‘efficient production, sustainable products and Packaging 4.0’ at virtual.drupa. In addition to W&H CI flexo and gravure printing presses, visitors will be able to learn more about the latest automation and assistance systems. We are looking forward to having a lively exchange. Hermann Veismann, Leiter Geschäftsbereich Druck bei Windmöller & Hölscher
As a manufacturer of envelope machines, digital printing and inserting systems, Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D) has been the partner of the mailing industry for over 100 years. The haptic communication produced on our systems in the form of direct mail is an important complement to digital communication, and we are delighted to be part of virtual.drupa 2021.
Printed and finished "one-to-one" communication is personalized and tailored to the recipient. At the same time, the high level of automation is a guarantee of the highest integrity in the processing of personal data. This makes it one of the most effective forms of addressing customers as a component for targeted communication. We tested virtual events ourselves for the first time last year as an alternative to face-to-face events and, as participants, are confident that virtual.drupa will also be so well attended.
Frank Eichhorn, CEO Winkler+Dünnebier
us as TKM GmbH and leading manufacturer of industrial knives and tools to also participate virtually in this industry meeting.
Virtual trade fair events are becoming more and more established. They are not only a "means to an end" born out of necessity, in them lies the future. For the TKM Group, the path is clear: with rapid steps into a new age of customer care, in which an all-encompassing and immediately available service plays the foremost role, regardless of the physical location of the service technician. In this increasingly digitally anchored world, a large part of our target group will be bundled on one platform during virtual.drupa, which will make it much easier for us to exchange ideas and hold digital meetings with stakeholders from all interest groups.
Thomas Huhn, CSO der Division Papier der TKM Gruppe
As an association of manufacturers of coatings and printing inks, we have decided to participate in virtual.drupa 2021 out of conviction. And why not? It is true that trade shows thrive on seeing, touching and drifting, on exchanging ideas and getting to know each other. But all this is also possible at a digital event if you leave the beaten track and dare to try something new. The Corona pandemic has taught us all in recent months to be flexible, to remain agile and to willingly embrace the unexpected. With virtual.drupa, Messe Düsseldorf has created an innovative digital forum in which we feel we are well supported technically and represented in terms of content. With our competent expert presentations on innovations and the latest developments in printing inks, we are once again happy to play our part in ensuring the continued successful future of our industry.
Dr. Martin Kanert, VdL (Managing Director) & Gunther Gerlach, Epple Druckfarben AG (Chairman of the Executive Board)
left: Dr. Martin Kanert, right: Gunther Gerlach
After such a long time without trade shows, we are very much looking forward to an industry get-together. We miss the exchange with the market. We are convinced that virtual.drupa is a suitable format to present ourselves and our products and to get into conversation with the audience. Even if we learned to hold virtual meetings last year, the personal contact is still missing. Of course, a virtual trade show also has its limitations, but it offers extended opportunities to get in touch with the market. Especially since the next physical drupa will not take place until 2024, it is important to have an alternative platform now where interested parties can discover our innovations - these include: The Speed model of our UV web printer Karibu, Neon inks for UV printing - exclusively from swissQprint and the possibility to automatically print double-sided with Karibu.
Carmen Eicher, CSMO (Chief Sales and Marketing Officer) swissQprint
We see virtual.drupa as an event that brings people with enthusiasm for printing together at a time when personal meetings are rare. The print & paper industry is going through dramatic changes and needs to innovate and adapt to new ways of working and fulfilling their customer needs. The event allows Stora Enso, among other things, to present our services that are specially designed for remote working. Visitors to our showroom can expect an overview of our technical services, to learn about our paper products and to discuss with our experts challenges and opportunities. We plan to have live demos on soft proofing and to explain how to use the groundbreaking tool in short presentations. Visitors can register to live seminars or book individual product demonstrations. Martin Gerke, Vice President Stora Enso
drupa is not taking place physically but this is not a reason to stop sharing information. virtual.drupa provides an opportunity for all traditional exhibitors to share their vision for the industry and to outline major innovations helping printers and converters to better answer the needs and pledge of brand owners.
The way brand owners design, pack and distribute goods is evolving at a tremendous pace. Printers and converters need to adjust to a new reality changing faster than expected. By meeting with all the exhibitors, they will be able to understand where the industry is going and which new solutions to deploy to remain competitive.
Bobst intent is to share its vision for the packaging world and to present solutions across the industries we serve. We believe that the future of packaging production will be based on four key pillars: connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. During the conferences we will hold, and visiting our virtual booth, visitors will be able to understand where we want to go with them.
Francois Martin, Marketing & Communication, Bobst Group
We at tesa are very much looking forward to meeting you at virtual.drupa 2021. In these challenging times it will be great to see some familiar faces and exchange on recent topics even if it is from a distance. For our virtual exhibitor showroom, we have chosen a subject we feel very strong about in our entire company: the red-hot topic of sustainability.
We want to shine a light on the importance of sustainable practices for packaging printers and how specifically tesa® Twinlock can help to achieve individual sustainability targets. Sounds interesting? Please join our “tesa Expert Talk“ and live Q&A sessions during virtual.drupa 2021!
Alexander Dumke - Director Marketing Flexo Print & Paper, tesa