Discover the diversity of the industry with our experts
drupa is the world's leading trade fair for printing technologies, where innovations, trends and groundbreaking products are presented.
In the huge variety of stands, products and information, it can be easy to lose track. This is exactly where our Guided Tours can help you! During the approximately two-hour tours of the trade fair, exhibitors will show you innovative products and optimum solutions for your business. The Guided Tours are designed for different sectors and interests:
High-Speed InkJet (sheetfed) - Packaging and personalized commercial printing
Embellishment for digital printing - new technologies, applications and solutions
Interactive & value added Printing - Druckveredelung für multisensorisches Marketing
Interior/exterior design - out-of-home and interior design using the example of the Stanley project
Print on Demand and variable data printing - personalization, image individualization and geomarketing
Industrial Printing - Decor Printing, Direct to Shape, 3-D Printing and Functional Print
High-Speed InkJet (Roll) - From Transpromo to Book on Demand
Rüdiger Maaß, Managing Director Fachverband Medienproduktion e.V.
Special topics: Value Added Printing, Digital Print Finishing, Interactive Print, Printed Electronics
He began his career in the communications industry with an apprenticeship as an advertising merchant. He discovered his heart for media production while training as “Geprüfter Medienproduktioner/f:mp.” (Certified Media Producer/f:mp).
Rüdiger Maaß has been active as the Managing Director of the Fachverband Medienproduktion e.V. since 1998. (www.f-mp.de). In addition to this activity, he works successfully as a networker, specialist consultant and moderator for the communications industry.
For many years, he has been working as a specialist journalist in the graphics industry. After several years as editor-in-chief of the print magazine Print&Produktion, he launched the communication platform “VALUE – Das Magazin für Medienproduktion und Unternehmenskommunikation” as publisher and editor-in-chief in April 2004. He held this position until the beginning of 2007. Since February 2007, he has been working as a management, marketing and PR consultant for f:mp. alongside his activities as managing director. In 2007 he founded the industry initiative „PrintPerfection“, in 2008 the industry initiative „Media Mundo“, in 2010 the initiative „Creatura“, in September 2012 the industry initiative PRINT digital! PRINT digital!, in January 2013 the industry initiative “go visual” „go visual“ and PPA Programmatic Print Alliance.
Expert topic: High-Speed InkJet
Digital printing expert Uli Jeusfeld is also in the field of Strategic Marketing,Sales concepts and sales management active. As a consultant, he founded the consultancy network :Brain Workers in 2006. His slogan: “Print becomes less, print becomes more valuable – customers want be proactively convinced of the value!“
After graduating from business administration with a focus on marketing and IT organization he first went for 4 years in the sales department of an American manufacturers in the field of document management and digital printing technology and then into the training area, before he became self-employed in 1998 In the following years he worked extensively in sales development for leading technology manufacturer of the graphic arts industry in Europe. In 2005 he started his career in consulting printing companies and development of business models around digital printing. He experienced and accompanied the early years one to one marketing and variable data printing with lectures and workshops for setting up web shops and the value-added sales of data-based printing applications. Uli Jeusfeld advises and supports printing companies in the development of USP’s, the conception and marketing of W2P shops and the development of value-oriented sales strategies In addition to his involvement as a Business Development Consultant for various Digital printing provider and developer of shop and Crossmedia software he was between 2015 and 2019 as Associate Consultant and member of the European Consultant network of Infotrends Inc. active, today known as as Keypoint Intelligence. One of his favourite topics is the development of Tribrid sales and Acquisition strategies in which he uses the methods of classic sales and social selling with the targeted use of print combined along the customer journey.
Caroline Zöller, Managing Director Forteam
Special topics: Interieur-/Exterieur-Design
Caroline Zöller is founder and business guide of the Cologne communication agency Forteam. As a specialist for solution-oriented communication consulting and a forward-looking key account manager for holistic project planning, she is a strong advocate of concepts that focus on the needs of customers and content. Caroline Zöller has expertise in retail communications and advises companies on digital transformation. Since 2015, she has been a lecturer at the Retail Academy on the subject of “Digitizing the Point of Sale”.
Since 2005 she has been dealing with visual communication as a means of emotionalisation. With its knowledge, it is on the move in the printing industry – especially in digital large-format printing. She advises and realises interior design customer projects, organises workshops and in-house exhibitions, designs supporting programmes for trade fairs and gives lectures in the fields of digital printing, advertising technology and media production.
At drupa 2016, she implemented the project “Bar No. 15“ on the Düsseldorf exhibition grounds and transformed a restaurant into a stylish Cuban bar using exclusively digital print media. “Stanley” is her latest interior design project.
Gerhard Märtterer, , Managing Director Märtterer one to one
Special topics: Programmatic Print, Print-on-Demand and Variable data Printing, Marketingautomation
Gerhard Märtterer studied marketing and IT at the Stuttgart Media University. He founded AlphaPicture, the world‘s first cloud service for digital printers, in 2003. He has been developing groundbreaking prototypes for highly personalized direct marketing, magazines, catalogs and transpromo with publishers, press manufacturers and software partners since 2005.
From 2013 to 2018, he transformed one of Europe‘s largest web offset printing plants into an integrated hybrid printer. He consults, teaches and journalizes as „The ONE for One-to-One“ in Europe, America and Japan. He is also co-founder and spiritus rector of the PPA Programmatic Print Alliance.
Johannes Ferger, Technology-Coach und Managing Director at Jofeco GmbH
After studying physics and a brief period as an ERP programmer, Johannes Ferger joined Rank-Xerox as a system consultant for software in digital production printing. At Xerox, he held various roles in the Solution Marketing department and as Team Leader Presales. He often supported the business development initiatives with training and workshops.
He has now been involved in software and digital printing projects for over 25 years. His core topic has always been the efficient processing of print jobs, regardless of whether they involve variable documents, security features in digital printing, prepress tasks, or transaction printing. Today he offers Document Composition Services. This is the service of rendering variable PDF documents on a large scale, ready for production. He also works at X-NRW GmbH as a consultant for output management.
Dieter Finna, Founder pack.consult
Special topic: label printing
After studying to become a printing engineer, he began his career as an application engineer in packaging printing. This brought him to the supplier industry a short time later, where he held a variety of positions in the printing plate and ink sector. The spectrum ranged from application technology, product management and marketing to the production of printing inks, and in 2016 Dieter Finna founded pack.consult, a platform for content marketing and consulting in packaging printing. Here he writes technical corporate communications for renowned companies in the industry. His articles on the latest developments in packaging and label printing are published by trade magazines worldwide in their printed editions or online media.digital printing and packaging printing are the main topics in his consulting work.
These range from print tests with the latest machine technology and the design of efficient production processes to the planning of new printing plants in project consortiums with partners.
The German Printing and Media Industries Federation and the regional associations are cooperation partners of the drupa Guided Tours.
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