Shortened Drupa to remain every four years

Drupa is to stick to a four-year cycle, after bowing to exhibitor feedback, printweek.com reports.

Discussions have taken place regarding the regularity the renowned Drupa print media trade show. Organiser, Messe Dusseldorf was considering a three-year cycle, however at a committee meeting on Friday (November 2nd), it was decided that the event should continue to be staged once every four years.

The decision was based predominantly of feedback from the industry, which said that a three-year cycle would prove costlier and also impact the international trade show calendar.

The show - which covers new innovations in pre-media, software, sign-making and wide format printing, to name but a few areas - will be reduced in duration from eleven to ten days. As such, the next show will take place from May 31st to June 10th 2016. This is to reflect the fact that the show increasingly attracts B2B visitors and does not need to run over two weekends.

Furthermore, a new chairman was appointed for Drupa 2016 at the meeting, myprintresource.com writes. Claus Bolza-Schunemann, CEO of Koening and Bauer AG, received a unanimous vote of confidence.

"I am delighted to assume the Presidency at such an exciting time. Our sector is developing at a rapid pace and Drupa 2016 will represent a key milestone on the path into the future," he said.


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