The new Italian paper and graphics umbrella organisation Federazione Carta e Grafica established in June 2017 and drupa agreed on an extensive cooperation. The primary goal is to recruit Italian exhibitors for participation in trade fairs in the global drupa portfolio, thereby paving the way for them to develop international markets. Forming part of this federation ACIMGA, the Italian manufacturers’ association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry, plays a key role in this agreement: as a partner it will be actively involved in trade fair participations and will take care of their operative implementation.
Italy is an important market for drupa and accounted not only for the third largest group of visitors at the 2016 event after Germany and India but also ranked third after Germany and China in terms of exhibitors, thereby constituting a firm pillar of this world leading trade fair.
On top of this, the cooperation with the Federazione Carta e Grafica accompanies the longstanding, successful work by Honegger Gaspare Srl., Messe Düsseldorf’s official foreign representation in Italy. This means Honegger Gaspare will also continue serving as the principal point of contact for Italian exhibitors and visitors – be it for drupa 2020 in Germany or for one of the drupa satellites around the globe.
The international portfolio of trade fairs for the print and packaging industry now includes seven events in six countries. Alongside its No. 1 trade fair drupa in Germany Messe Düsseldorf organises outstanding regional trade fairs with its subsidiaries on key growth markets. These include printpack Alger in Algeria (11 – 13 March 2018), indoprint in Indonesia (19 – 22 September 2018), All in Print in China (24 – 28 October 2018), IPAP in Iran (October 2018) as well as Pack Print International in Thailand (18 – 21 September 2019) and pacpro in China (25 – 28 November 2019).