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drupa Cycle to Remain Same; Graph Expo Reports Increase

December 2012

DÜSSELDORF,GERMANYdrupa plans to maintain its four-year cycle for conducting the international printing trade show. That decision was made by the 20-member drupa committee at a recent meeting. A key factor in this decision was the international trade fair calendar that is built around a four-year cycle with drupa.

"Many innovative exhibitors and their successful customers would very much like a more frequent event. However, the supplier industry plans its entire trade fair marketing activities within a global concept. Dependable planning is of the utmost importance here in view of the current economic climate and the situation in international sales markets," explained Kai Büntemeyer, chairman of the Printing and Paper Technology Association and president of Global Print.

At the same time, the drupa committee decided to shorten the length of the fair to 11 days. The next installment of drupa is schedule to run May 31 to June 10, 2016.

In other industry trade show news, the Graphic Arts Show Co. reports that Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago experienced a 2 percent increase in attendance in comparison to the 2011 show.

Among the total 21,022 participants, which included exhibitors and attendees, there were 13,694 actual, verified attendee/buyers in attendance.



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