Drupa has announced the 2024 edition of its biennial trade fair has already reached a milestone: More than 100,000 square meters of net exhibition space have already been booked by around 900 exhibitors from 45 nations. The event will be held in Düsseldorf from May 28 to June 7, 2024
Exhibitors already announced include Bobst, Comexi, Duplo, EFI, Epson, ESKO, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, Horizon, Koenig & Bauer, Kolbus, Komori, Konica Minolta, KURZ, Landa, Müller Martini, Screen, and Windmöller & Hölscher.
Even now, after the official deadline for registrations at the end of October, Messe Düsseldorf continues to register a strong demand for exhibition space, which can still be accommodated, the company said. At present, Germany is again the strongest exhibiting nation among the top 10 followed by such countries as Belgium, China, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
“Current booking levels and the positive verdict received by exhibitors make us very confident and optimistic – despite the geopolitical and economic challenges – that drupa 2024 will again be the world’s most important industry meeting place,” confirms Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Portfolio Print Technologies Messe Düsseldorf, and adds: “With around 75% international attendance on the exhibitor side, drupa occupies an outstanding position by global standards. The range, variety and staging of innovations are unique and will once again provide a glimpse into the future of this industry. With ideal prerequisites for exhibitors and visitors to network intensely and drive forward-looking projects.”
“EFI delivers vital innovations and opportunities for customers through digital print and, for us, drupa is a venue for digital’s best ideas,” says Ken Hankluec, vice president of worldwide marketing, EFI. “At drupa 2016, we launched a Nozomi single-pass inkjet press that is transforming the corrugated space. The 2024 show will be just as important for anyone seeking the next level of success in many segments of digital print.”