GEW joins virtual drupa: April 20-23

UK-based UV curing specialists GEW have announced their participation in next month’s virtual drupa expo, which will be taking place online from April 20-23. The four day digital event was established in December 2020 by drupa organisers Messe Düsseldorf, at the same time as the in-person exhibition had to be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions. The next in-person drupa show will now take place as scheduled, from 28 May-7 June 2024.

The organisers' vision for virtual drupa is that it will give companies the opportunity to showcase themselves and their innovations virtually, as well as maintaining existing contacts and establishing new ones via the matchmaking feature. In addition, the conference schedule of the five drupa 'hot spots' will provide key incentives and set the agenda for an online transfer of knowledge. For instance, international speakers from vertical markets will present success stories, outlining the future of the industry.

The printing industry continues to back drupa. It is seen as a driving force for innovation, benefiting exhibitors and visitors in equal measure. Through direct contact, people can experience and compare technology trends and innovations, and discover new synergies. The virtual event will seek to replicate its impetus, selling power and unique atmosphere, while offering the ability to exchange ideas and nurture relationships with like-minded industry colleagues.

Robert Rae, Managing Director of Sales at GEW, explains the company's philosophy on the growing number of virtual exhibitions: ‘We are keen to support the industry and to take a pioneering stance by actively participating in many of the stronger digital events. GEW has always maintained a very busy annual schedule of international exhibitions and conferences, and until a more normal schedule of events returns, we will invest in nurturing business through innovative online activities such as virtual drupa.’

2023 Events

January 24-25 | Elementary Nonwovens Training Course, INDA Headquarters, Cary, NC (inda.org/training)

February 7-10 | Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course, INDA Headquarters, Cary, NC & The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University (inda.org/training)

Feb 28-Mar 3| Introduction to Spunbond & Meltblown Technology, Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

March 5-8 | SPE International Polyolefins Conference, Galveston, TX (https://spe-stx.org/international-polyolefins-conference/)

March 20-22 |  AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO (https://awa-bv.com/product/grlice22/)

April 16-19 | FORUM 2023, Columbus, Ohio (https://forum.flexography.org/)

April 17-18 | INFOFLEX, Columbus, Ohio (https://infoflex.flexography.org/)

April 26-28 |  Label Expo, Mexico City, Mexico (https://www.labelexpo-mexico.com/)

May 4-10 | interpack 2023, Düsseldorf, Germany (https://www.interpack.com)

May 16-17 | Print & Digital Convention, Düsseldorf, Germany (https://www.printdigitalconvention.de/en)

May 22-24 | AICC Packaging Xperience, Chicago, IL. (www.packagingxperience.com)

May 23-24| Elementary Nonwovens Training Course, Cary, NC (inda.org/training)

June 6-8| Absorbent Hygiene Training Course, Cary, NC (inda.org/training)

June 20-22 | Adhesives and Bonding Expo, Novi, MI (www.adhesivesandbondingexpo.com)

June 20-23| Nonwoven Product Development & Innovation, Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

July 17-18| WIPES Academy, Atlanta, GA (inda.org/training)

July 17-20| World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, Atlanta, GA (worldofwipes.org)

August 1-4| Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course, Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

August 22-23| Elementary Nonwovens Training Course, Cary, NC (inda.org/training)

September 11-13 | Pack Expo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (www.packexpolasvegas.com)

September 11-14 | Label Expo Europe (www.labelexpo-europe.com)

September 12-14| Fiber & Filament Extrusion Fundamentals, Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

September 26-27| RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics), Raleigh, NC (riseconf.net)

October 10-11| Filter Media Training Course, Chicago, IL (inda.org/training)

October 10-12| FiltXPO™ | International Filtration/Separation Exhibition & Technical Conference, Chicago, IL (filtxpo.com)

Oct 18-20 | Printing United, Atlanta, GA (https://www.printingunited.com/)

October 24-27| Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course, Cary, NC & Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

November 13-16| HYGIENIX™ | The Premier Event for Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care Markets, New Orleans (hygienix.org)

December 5-8| Fabric Property Development & Characterization, Raleigh, NC (inda.org/training)

2024 Events

Jan 9-11 | ICEC USA, Orlando, FL (https://www.convertingshow.com/)

 

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