DRUPA in 2008
|Location(s)||Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Organised by||Messe Düsseldorf|
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Drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The word Drupa is a portmanteau of the German words druck and papier; print and paper respectively.
390,044 visitors attended Drupa in 2008, and 1,953 exhibitors from 54 countries covered a total of 17.9 hectares of space. The next Drupa exhibition will take place in Düsseldorf from May 31 to June 10, 2016.
Thousands of industry experts are usually present, and corporate representation typically includes companies such as Agfa Graphics, Océ N.V., Muller Martini, EIZO (Eizo Nanao Corporation), Hewlett-Packard, Punch Graphix, Flint Group, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, MAN Roland, Kern, Pitney Bowes, Xerox, Kodak, Canon, Transeomedia, DirectSmile, Konica Minolta, Ricoh,Martin Automatic, Siegwerk Inspectron and Koenig & Bauer AG. Several new technologies are typically demonstrated during Drupa.
The official 1986 Drupa theme song was nominated as one of the worst corporate anthems ever by The Register. The song featured a country folk style.
In 2000 the theme song concept was resurrected with a dance/pop power ballad, while in 2004 the theme song used a techno dance style.
- IPEX (UK)
- Official website
- anthem poll at The Register
- 1986 theme song (MP3)
- 2004 theme song (MP3)
- 2008 theme song (MP3)
- 2012 theme song (MP4)
- drupa fair travel programs
- @drupa - a video-podcast projekt of some students from the MdH Stuttgart
- The Cult of Drupa Songs Facebook Page
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