drupa 2004, the world's number one printing and converting industry event, opens on May 6. Here are some essential facts and figures


Düsseldorf Fairgrounds

Halls 1-17


May 6-19, 2004

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 18.00pm

Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 17.00pm


Messe Düsseldorf

PO Box 101006

D-40001 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 (0)211 4560 900

Fax: +49 (0)211 4560 668

www.drupa.de www.drupa.com

Entrance Fees

Daily admission: €33

Four-day pass: €100

Students/trainees €12

(drupa admission tickets include free round trip transportation to the trade fair on the Rhine-Ruhr (VRR) and Rhine-Sieg (VRS) regional transport networks)


Price: €22


Thomas Neureuter Verlag für Messepublikationen

Süskindstraße 4

81929 München

Tel: +49 18050 37872

Fax: +49 201 1006172

Email: d.stachuletz@krupp-druck.de

Tickets and catalogues can be ordered on-line (payment by credit card)

Main product groups

(see hall plan)

Paper converting/Package production – Machinery – Appliances – Accessories

Printing – Machinery – Appliances – Accessories

Prepress and Premedia – Systems – Appliances – Software

Materials – Services, including printing inks – printing matter

Bookbinding – Print finishing – Machinery – Appliances – Accessories

Travel and accommodation

Online Reservation Fairs and Guests Agency

(Flights, Flight-Hotel-Packages, Hotels)

Amsterdamer Str. 7

D-40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 211 95 29 00

Fax: +49 (0) 211 4 91 05 74

DMT Düsseldorf Marketing Tourismus

(City of Düsseldorf Tourist Information)

Contact for booking accomodation, organisation of city tours or purchase of tickets and package offers.

PO Box 102163

Tel: +49 (0)211 172020

Fax: +49 (0)211 161071



On-line information and hotel reservations


DMT room reservation


(opposite the central railway station)

40042 Düsseldorf

Highlights Tours focus on show themes

To help provide a clear overview of individual topics, guided tours dealing with thematic areas are being offered during drupa 2004. Each day, groups of no more than 10 people will be taken to selected exhibitors on the relevant tour. At each stand, someone ‘in the know’ will be on hand.

Conducted in English and German, the tours will be organized by Verlag Deutscher Drucker, in co-operation with the FDI (German association of managers in the printing and information processing industries), and the Department of Print and Media Technology at Wuppertal University.

The following tours will be of special interest to converters:


11.15am (German), 2.15pm (English)

Digital printing

11.00am (German), 2.15 pm (English)


10.30am (German), 1.30pm (English)

Packaging production

11.15am (German), 2.15pm (English)


10.30am (German), 1.30pm (English)

UV technology

11.15am (German), 2.25pm (English)


10.30am (German), 1.30pm (English)

The fee for each tour is €45 (€28 for subscribers to Verlag Deutscher Drucker). Tickets are transferrable.

For further information or to register, go to: www.highlightstouren.de

Compass Sessions

In the Compass Sessions during drupa 2004, international speakers will be presenting information on current trends, equipment, software, workflows, production methods and products on an almost daily basis. Each session is devoted to a different theme. Held from 9-11am in German and English and linked with a light breakfast, they are organized by the BVDM (German Print and Media Industries Federation) and conducted by Print & Media Forum in the Congress Centre Düsseldorf.East, at the Trade Fair Centre.

Sessions of interest to converters include:

Friday, 7 May 2004: Digital printing

Monday, 10 May 2004: Packaging printing

Tuesday, 11 May 2004: Integrated production

Wednesday, 12 May 2004: Converting

Friday, 14 May 2004: Label printing

Monday, 17 May 2004: Integrated production

The attendance fee is €88 per person and day (including VAT) including a one-day ticket for drupa. Without a drupa admission ticket, the fee is €55.

For further information, the detailed programme timetable and to register, visit; www.compass-sessions.de