Shifts from three-year gap that was announced one year ago.
David Savastano, Editor06.16.16
Now that drupa 2016 is complete, the printing industry can take a deep breath and sort out what it has seen. I have been going to drupa at Messe Dusseldorf since 2000, and every four year, there seems to be a new theme.
In February 2015, drupa announced that it would shift to a three-year schedule, with 2019 being set for the next drupa. The reasons given were two-fold. First, new technologies are always cropping up, giving attendees new things to see. Second, Interpack, a huge packaging show, is being held at Messe Dusseldorf in 2020, and drupa organizers did not want to have their exhibitors selecting between the two shows if needed.
However, drupa officials have reversed themselves, and now drupa has been returned to 2020, with the 11-day show scheduled for June 23-July 3, 2020.
A few thoughts:
• I give the drupa team credit for making a quick u-turn on their previous decision. If you want to argue that four years is too much time b
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