Gearing Up for drupa 2024

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann
Compiled by Erin La Row, editor, PostPress

One of the print industry’s biggest events for printing technologies is just a few months away. With the theme, ‘We Create the Future,’ drupa 2024, May 28-June 7 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will focus on sustainability and digitalization, and how they influence processes, products, business models and the future of the industry.

More than 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries are expected to attend. Five special forums are planned for drupa 2024, including drupa cube, drupa next age (dna) as well as touchpoints packaging, future technologies with growth potential and best practices covering a comprehensive range of themes.

“In times of continuous change, disruptive processes and the resulting new business models, our Special Forums provide important guidance and are indispensable for the sector,” Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf, and underlines said in a news release. “Jointly with our partners we bank on impressive industry expertise and on the topics defining the future for our target groups.”

The following are a few highlights for drupa 2024.

drupa cube

The drupa cube will serve as the central stage for pioneering content, including keynotes, expert panels and workshops.

drupa dna

drupa dna will be the innovative technology driver for connecting industry newcomers, young talents, start-ups and well-established companies. This will be a place for networking and previewing future technologies. Focal themes include, amongst others, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, new materials, platform economy, predictive maintenance, printed electronics, remote services, new business models and process design.

touchpoint packaging

Focusing on visionary packaging solutions, touchpoint packaging will introduce brand owners to designers, material suppliers, print service providers and converters.

touchpoint sustainability

Called the “port of call” for learning more about the circular economy and sustainable print production, touchpoint sustainability is a special forum for discussing challenges, solutions and visions for more sustainability.

Dr. Andreas Pleßke, spokesman of the Board/CEO at Koenig & Bauer AG and chairman of the drupa Committee, said in a news release, “Many things have changed compared to planning in previous years. The gap between the digital world and the machinery in operation needs to be bridged. For visitors, this means new worlds to be experienced. As an exhibitor, we will do our utmost to make the leading topics digitalization and sustainability graspable. Fortunately, the industry is pulling in the same direction here and Messe Düsseldorf sets the stage for this.”

Learn more about drupa 2024 and register at While attending drupa 2024, be sure to stop by these PostPress partners’ booths.

B&R Moll International Ltd.   Hall 6/D41
Baumer hhs GmbH   Hall 6/A30
BOBST Mex SA   Hall 10/B30-1 – B30-3
Cartes label machines SRL   Hall 10/D25
The Challenge Machinery Co.   Hall 8a/C25
Duplo International Limited   Hall 6/A31 – A31-2
Eagle Systems Corp.   Hall 16/E02
Gietz AG   Hall 3/A61
Highcon Systems Ltd.   Hall 9/B24
Heidelberg   Hall 1/C30-1 – C30-5
Horizon   Hall 6/F21 – F21-3
Hunkeler AG Paper Processing   Hall 8a/A20
IMPACK DTCI Conception, Inc.   Hall 11/E64
K Laser Technology, Inc.   Hall 3/E97
KAMA GmbH   Hall 1/B51
Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG   Hall 10/C28
Koenig & Bauer AG   Hall 16/A31-1 – A31-5
KURZ   Hall 3/E71-1 and E71-2
MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH   Hall 15/E20
MGI Digital Technology SA   Hall 8b/A40-1
Müller Martini AG   Hall 1/B50-1 – B50-3
Rollem Intl.   Hall 10/A01
Sanwa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.   Hall 11/B60
Scodix Ltd.   Hall 5/E11
spm steuer gmbh & co. kg   Hall 3/F81
Univacco Technology Inc.   Hall 3/A33
W. H. Leary Co., Inc.   Hall 12/D11