Theme Parks Planned for drupa 2016


CHICAGO, IL | Organizers of drupa 2016 report the drupa innovation park 2016 (dip) will be the focal point for the industry’s latest inspiring and creative developments. According to Messe Düsseldorf North America, the six theme parks will display current trends and topics along with business cases related to process-oriented print and publishing solutions. drupa will take place from May 31–June 10, 2016, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa, says, “The drupa innovation park is a fantastic way for young companies and startups as well as global players with forward looking solutions and applications to present themselves. Since it was introduced at drupa 2004, the “dip” has made a name for itself in the industry as a pioneering technology and solution platform for the international print and media industry and we are building on this success. In line with the strategic restructuring of drupa 2016 and its focus on highlight topics, the drupa innovation park will give visitors a chance to get insights into the technologies of the future. We believe that this opportunity will give our industry an indispensable tool to support strategic business decisions.”

At the dip, attendees will find trend-setting innovations, solutions, and business cases in a centrally and clearly designed area, covering more than 32,000 sq ft in Hall 7.0. In addition, the integrated communication concept on the presentation stage and in the “dip energy lounge” will help to promote interactive dialogue between industry peers.

The six theme parks of dip 2016 are as follows:

1. Multichannel Publishing & Marketing Solutions

This area will cover topics such as management of cross-media content/assets, web and app publishing as well as database publishing and marketing and brand management solutions.

2. Web-to-Media and E-Commerce

This area will focus on solutions for web-to-publish and web-to-print, E-commerce and shop platforms, cloud publishing and web editors for design/print and HTML 5.

3. Process Optimization & Automation

This park will include solutions and innovation on the following topics: management information systems, enterprise resource planning, print automation with JDF/JMF, workflow management from prepress to finishing, process and quality control systems, industrial robots and automation technologies.

4. Added Value in Print

The focus here will be on finishing, further development and the advanced added-value of print products, including innovative substrates, new finishing methods, packaging, label printing and displays, green printing, and secure printing.

5. Innovations in Printing Technologies

Modern printing and process technologies will be presented in this theme park and visitors will find applications for functional printing, printed electronics, 3D printing, solutions for prototyping, visualization, and workflow.

6. Business Models

New business concepts and models, strategic cooperation and marketing platforms as well as finance concepts and franchising and license models will be the subject of this innovation park.

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