Around 100 exhibitors have now signed up for virtual.drupa (20-23 April) and 5,000 visitors have pre-registered according to organisers.
The online virtual.drupa event will house an exhibition space where companies will be able to host showrooms and present live web sessions. Virtual meeting rooms - for up to four participants each - will be housed in a Networking Plaza open 24/7 and remaining in place until the end of October 2021.
There will also be a conference area where industry experts, brand owners and speakers from vertical markets will deliver presentations in two continuous live streams. Author and consultant Michael Gale and British designer James Sommerville will introduce each conference day with keynote addresses. These will be followed by presentations of the five drupa special forums: drupa cube, touchpoint packaging, touchpoint textile, drupa next age and 3D fab+print. The topics of artificial intelligence, circular economy, connected consumer and platform economy, will run through the four-day event.