Q&A with Werner Dornscheidt, Messe Düsseldorf board chairman
What steps are you taking to make Drupa more attractive to print buyers?
DORNSCHEIDT: There will be a special program for print buyers called “The Cube,” with events specifically geared to their needs and reflecting the latest trends in the industry.
What can visitors expect from the Drupa 2008 accompanying program?
DORNSCHEIDT: These know-how events were a big success at the last Drupa, so we want to offer visitors the same type of information and support again this time around. The “Drupa innovation parc” will make another appearance.
All of Hall 7 will be dedicated to a forum showing new and innovative technologies, including workflow, publishing, PDF, XML and the like, as well as interdisciplinary themes in the “print buyer innovation parc.” A “JDF experience parc” and a new “JDF experience theater” will showcase the latest developments in JDF.
What impression do you want visitors to have of Drupa 2008?
DORNSCHEIDT: We want them to feel as if they’ve participated in the Olympics of the print and media industry.
Drupa 2008 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 11, 2008. For more information, call Messe Düsseldorf North America at (312) 781-5180 or visit www.mdna.com.