As of next month (October) Drupa is to run an online information resource. The ‘Drupa Preview’ portal will comprise conference, exhibition and networking sections ahead of the physical show in April 2021.
In the ‘Conference Area’ there will be a number of lectures, videos and interviews previewing Drupa 2021. On set days and times interested parties can take part in Web sessions free of charge and chat with the speakers. Afterwards the videos will be available on demand.
The ‘Exhibition Space’ brings together products, innovative companies and expert input. Meetings can be set up at the ‘Networking Plaza’.
“We have been working long and hard on enhancing our digital offering. The pandemic has faced us with new challenges and has ultimately been a catalyst for digitisation,” said Sabine Geldermann, director Drupa and Print Technologies. She added: “With the hybrid Drupa we also give those visitors who are unable to travel the possibility to take part in the industry get-together. At the same time, we meet exhibitors’ needs to reach the international community personally. Via the portal the Drupa platform therefore unites the global print community in a targeted manner.”
The content of Drupa preview is free of charge for visitors. After registration content and videos can be accessed at any time. For web sessions, live lectures and Matchmaking there will be a separate (free) registration for a specific day and time. The agenda of live sessions will follow soon.