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Warren Werbitt Says, “You Need to Get to drupa!”

Published on February 12, 2020

WhatTheyThink's print evangelist Warren Werbitt encourages everyone in the industry to attend the upcoming drupa 2020 and lays out some of the important reasons for doing so, such the ability to discover new technologies that will help you build your business.

Send your questions for Warren! Feedback and questions for future episodes can be put in the comments below or email your private questions to Warren at warren.werbitt@gmail.com

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By Tim Freeman on Feb 12, 2020

If you are considering drupa this year, take a look at the program put together by Printing Industries Alliance. drupa runs from June 16 to June 26, 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Inkjet printing will, once again, dominate this year’s show with highlights encompassing print, media, packaging production, and industrial applications- especially in the vertical markets as well. The world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies, drupa, offers outstanding networking and the potential for new business opportunities. This is where innovations are brought into the market, new business models are developed, and new partnerships are formed.

You may have first-hand memories or certainly have heard about the unplanned hassles that can offset the wonderful drupa experience. It is a gigantic event that is very special and a must experience for every senior manager in the graphic arts industry.

Those hassles can include overpriced, poor hotel rooms (anything less than 4 stars in Germany), long and difficult commutes from outside Dusseldorf, and the inability to get appointments and access to the key exhibitors.

The Printing Industries Alliance has just the solution with our 2020 drupa Experience! A Private Turnkey VIP Tour. The 2020 drupa Experience tour offers deluxe accommodations in Dusseldorf, convenient to the airport and just minutes to the trade fair venue. A full American breakfast gets you off to the right start every morning.

Guests will enjoy scheduled VIP Private Exhibit Tours with the leading industry suppliers. There will be ample time left for participants to make stops at other exhibits each day. Each participant will be responsible for their own flights, allowing them to tack on other travel before and after drupa.

The Private Turnkey VIP Tour fee of $3,500 includes:

5 nights lodging at the Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel with check in Wednesday, June 17, 2020 and departure Monday, June 22, 2020
5 day show credentials and catalogue. Show tickets include free round trip transportation to the trade fair via public bus or train.
Opening night reception/dinner on June 17, 2020
Free full American breakfast each day prior to departing for the show
Happy Hour June 19, 2020
Guided and scheduled Executive VIP briefings at key drupa exhibits.
The “PIA 2020 drupa Experience!” will maximize the time and financial ROI of your drupa trip. Here are some of the comments from our past participants:

“I had never been before so wasn’t sure what to expect. I went there with the mission of researching inkjet presses. If you are looking to see many different machines from different manufacturers, they are all there and it was extremely valuable to see and compare them at once.”
“The pre-arranged visits were excellent! I really felt like I was maximizing my time and I liked the smaller group of us being able to meet with top executives.”
“Thanks to you and Marty for putting this together! The accommodations were excellent and super convenient. It was a positive morale booster to see all of the technology and realize we are still involved in a vibrant and exciting industry.”
“PIA made drupa impossibly easy. Top notch exhibit visits that included vendor top brass and even some CEO’s”
Your drupa tour guides will be PIA’s Tim Freeman and Marty Maloney who are both drupa veterans. There are only 10 rooms available, so the Tour will sell out quickly. Give us your commitment today and mark your calendars for a Wednesday June 17, 2020 arrival and a Monday June 22, 2020 departure. Contact Tim Freeman at (716) 691-3211 (email at tfreeman@pialliance.org) or Marty Maloney at (203) 912-0804 (email at mmaloney@pialliance.org)for additional info or to put your name on the Private Turnkey VIP Tour roster today. More information available at https://pialliance.org/events/drupa-2020-reserve-today-and-pay-only-a-500-deposit/


By Pat McGrew on Feb 12, 2020

For first-timers, this is an excellent approach to maximize the value. Don't forget to come by the drupaDNA space in Hall 7. There is a full educational program, including end-to-end workflow demos, and a peek into the future technologies we'll all be dealing with!


By Warren Werbitt on Feb 12, 2020

Hey Tim, Thanks for that info. Maybe by making it really easy for someone to go, will get a few people off their rumps and across the pond for some good learning and beer.


By Warren Werbitt on Feb 12, 2020

Thanks Pat, appreciate that. I will for sure be dropping by drupaDNA in HALL 7.


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