From April 20 to 23, the Conference Area of virtual.drupa will feature a top-class, English-language programme focusing on the global trends of artificial intelligence, circular economy, connected consumer and platform economy.
International industry experts, brand owners and speakers from vertical markets will provide valuable knowledge transfer through best cases, keynote speeches and panel discussions. Two parallel live streams will offer visitors the opportunity to participate flexibly in the conference presentations between 10am and 6pm CET. For participants around the world, these will also be available 24/7 on demand in a video library.
The conference programme will kick off with keynotes from three top international speakers on each of the four days: Two presentations by Wall Street Journal bestselling author and consultant Michael Gale will focus on artificial intelligence. In his keynote speech, James Sommerville will illustrate the great importance of product design in driving innovation and fostering growth. Dr Gabrielle Walker will address sustainability issues. The lecturer, author and climate expert will discuss global challenges with a special focus on sustainability, energy consumption, circular economy and climate change.
The morning keynotes will be followed in two streams by the English-language daily programme of the five drupa special forums drupa cube, touchpoint packaging, touchpoint textile, drupa next age and 3D fab+print, which will be accompanied by a professional team of moderators. An international network of industry representatives, associations and competent partners guarantees a cutting-edge agenda. With their combined expertise and impressive variety of topics, the speakers will highlight relevant content and growth potential in the various sectors, focus on global trends and provide exciting insights.
Visitors can already organise their participation in virtual.drupa by getting an initial overview of the conference programme as well as the exhibitors’ product offerings and presentations. They can add relevant conferences, exhibitors and Live Web Sessions to their personal agenda in order to make their visit of the virtual event as efficient as possible.