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Drupa to switch to a three-year cycle

World leading print industry trade fair drupa will switch to a three-year cycle after 2016, when it runs from 31 May-10 June.

World leading print industry trade fair drupa will switch to a three-year cycle after 2016, when it runs from 31 May-10 June. The new dates have not been finalised, but the show will take place in its traditional month of May in 2019, 2022 and 2025 in Düsseldorf.

Claus Bolza-Schünemann, chairman of the drupa advisory board and president of KBA, explains: "The entire print process chain has changed radically because of the internet and digital technologies. New applications and solutions are developing and opening up new fields of business. 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."

A positive side-effect of the change is that drupa will no longer run in 2020, the same year as interpack.

"The drupa exhibitors who specialise in packaging printing would have found 2020 an incredibly stressful year, so the change will clearly benefit customers," emphasises Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, president and CEO Messe Düsseldorf.

www.messe-duesseldorf.de