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drupa cube 2016 – the conference and event location


At drupa cube, a first-class programme awaits you with international speakers – the focus is on the latest market and technology trends – as well as keynotes that are thought provoking, management seminars for companies and interdisciplinary sessions. The innovative conference programme consists of sessions, in which several highlight themes are combined with each other based on concrete case examples: For instance, functional printing & packaging printing, 3D printing & sustainability or multichannel & print.

The decisive concept behind the approach at drupa cube is to think outside of the box. This “out of the box principle“ opens up new perspectives and offers an exciting outlook on the future of print. The participation in the drupa cube programme is free of charge for the trade fair visitors.

We are looking forward to an inspiring time with you at drupa 2016!
The drupa team

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The main stage of drupa 2016

Print bridges the gap between creative agencies, marketeers, brand owners and vertical markets. The focus is on new technologies such as printed electronics and 3D printing, creative multichannel applications or the use of digital printing techniques.
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International keynote speakers have been confirmed

Stage for top-class presentations

Frans Johannsson
The programme of drupa cube, the conference and event location at drupa 2016, has been confirmed for the largest part. The internationally active Medici Group with its founder and CEO Frans Johannsson acts as innovation partner. As a keynote speaker, he will deal with the drupa motto “touch the future“ and “intersectional thinking“ in his opening speech on 31 May. Other speakers are Silas Amos, founder of Silas Amos Design Thought and Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer HP.
Keynote speakers
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The diverse programme is online!

Five thematic areas on the future potential of print

Graphic programme

The future potential of print is reflected by drupa cube with its international conference and event programme.

drupa cube has been divided into five thematic areas, which are spanning all eleven trade fair days in individual blocks. All of these five segments underlie a different intention and orientation; furthermore, their focus lies on different target groups.

You can already take a look at the first-class programme! The participation is free of charge for the visitors of drupa!

The programme
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The new drupa song is online

"drupa is in town again"

Soul singer Bonita Niessen
The new drupa song has been composed and is online, and has what it takes to potentially become a hit drupa dance-floor hymn. None less than the Düsseldorf-based musician Dieter Falk, who has held a place at the top of the German music scene for many years with five ECHO nominations for more than 20 million CD sales wrote the song "drupa is in town again".
Click here for the drupa song - enjoy!
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Tickets just a mouse click away

The most convenient way to the trade fair

Your fastest and simplest way to drupa 2016: Go to the online shop and register as a trade visitor! Then you can purchase your admission ticket and a catalog. Your ticket at a favourable price, no shipping times, free use of the VRR public transportation system, price level D (DB 2nd class in supplement-free trains) and VRS public transportation system (2nd class, trains without additional fees), direct entry to drupa without queues at the trade fair – an eTicket offers you many advantages.
The ticket shop
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