drupa 2021

Advertising Marketing Paper and printing industry Media production
Apr 20, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021
Important: drupa 2021 will take place digitally!
Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
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The exceptional drupa Dusseldorf runs once every four years, serving as a springboard for forward-thinking design and innovative applications across the production chain. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the regular event schedule, resulting in the postponement of the next in-person edition of drupa until 2024. In the meantime, the event organisers are preparing virtual.drupa - an online platform that will give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to maintain valuable communications within the industry. The virtual.drupa programme will run between 20 - 23 April 2021.

Professionals taking part in drupa can expect a 360-degree overview of the European printing and media industry. Attending offers insight on the processes forming on a large market level as well as ample opportunities to partner with powerful buyers. The product mix has everything from large format printers, media production and paper products to digital printing and graphic design. The introduction of a new show within drupa's frame - Touchpoint textile - enriches the possibilities for cross-sector collaboration.


Held once in 4 years, drupa is the one-stop platform for the print sector. The next edition of the fair is drupa 2024. It will be staged at Messe Dusseldorf on 28 May - 7 June 2024. In the meantime, the virtual.drupa format, running between 20 - 23 April 2021, will help the industry stay connected.

Over 1800 companies from 54 countries displayed their innovations during the previous edition of drupa. They were joined by more than 1800 journalists from 73 countries and 260,000 visitors from 183 countries. Given these results, drupa 2024 is awaited with high expectations.

Who can you meet there

The majority of participants come to drupa Dusseldorf from abroad. European companies dominate the scene, followed by Asian, American, African and Australian businesses. Manufacturers, designers, print service providers, engineers, IT specialists and packaging experts meet at drupa. The expo attracts decision makers representing various industries - mainly printing, packaging, media, marketing, trade and consumer goods.

Past editions

What is new for drupa 2021

Originally set in June 2020, drupa Dusseldorf was postponed in view of the coronavirus pandemic and in line with the recommendations, issued by the German Federal Government. Due to the continued risks associated with the pandemic, the next in-person meeting for the industry will be held at drupa 2024.

Quick info

Organiser:Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Frequency:every 4 years
Sectors: Advertising | Marketing | Paper and printing industry | Media production

Important facts

  • 521 German exhibitors in 2016
  • 1302 international exhibitors
  • 156,552 sq m of exhibition area
  • 64,177 German visitors
  • 195,988 international visitors

Next editions

drupa 2024

May 28, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Messe Dusseldorf

drupa 2028

Dates are not known yet
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Messe Dusseldorf

Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61, Dusseldorf, Germany
Coordinates: 51.2597 , 6.74149

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