Earlier this year, in August, the announcement was made by the Drupa organisation to shorten the duration of the Drupa exhibition to 9 daysUnfortunately, today the difficult decision was taken by the Drupa Team to cancel Drupa 2021.

Due to the increasing uncertainty in the industry, as well as the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus, the world’s leading trade show for print technologies is cancelled.

Instead, for the first time ever, the event will take place as a virtual fair. Drupa 2021 will go digital! The virtual.drupa event will take place online from the 20th to 23rd of April 2021. The goal of the online event is to stay in touch at a national and international level, further develop your network and generate leads.

Therefore virtual.drupa will digitally connect with three cornerstones: Exhibition Space, Conference Area and Networking Plaza. On the Drupa website you can already register for free live web sessions with interesting TOP speakers of the industry on future topics. Further details about the online event will be provided early 2021.

The next edition of Drupa is going to take place from 28th of May to 7 June 2024.


Mekes Graphic Machinery wishes everyone good health and strength in these difficult times. We remain at your disposal for any further questions. Please stay safe!

For more information, please check the Drupa website or the visitor cancellation FAQ page for question what to do with your ticket.