The organisers of drupa 2020 have announced that dates of the trade fair have been brought forward by one week, and will now be held from 16-26 June 2020.
This was agreed by the drupa committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on 15 February. The key argument for this decision was the fact that in some European countries as well as German states the summer holidays would have already started during the initially planned dates (23 June-3 July 2020). By changing the dates, Messe Düsseldorf is responding to requests voiced by both exhibitors and visitors alike.
Explaining the move, Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said, ‘When we decided to stick to the four year cycle of drupa in consultation with the leading representatives of the industry during drupa 2016, the majority of holiday dates had not been published yet.’
‘Now we are really pleased that we can offer this solution although there is hardly any room for manoeuvre in the packed trade fair year of 2020. The fact that we agreed on a more compact stand construction period also contributes to holding the entire trade fair in June. We are delighted to be able to act in our customers’ interest by kicking off one week earlier than originally planned,’ he added.