Three months before the premiere staging of digi:media 2011, trade fair for commercial publishing & digital printing, the event is on course to success: an expected 130 exhibitors will present their expertise and competence, supported by a specialist ancillary program consisting of congresses, seminars, workshops and theme parks. Together, they will offer a unique spectrum across the publishing and communication sector and thus address the different visitor target groups involved in the workflow – from advertising and design agencies, marketers, printing services providers and production agencies to publishing houses and address marketers. On the exhibitor side, global players from the entire publishing industry will be just as strongly represented as small, innovative companies. Consistent with the trade fair triad Content-Technology-Business, the complete process chain from creation to finishing will be covered at digi:media 2011. The trade fair will be held from April 7 - 9, 2011 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The digi:media organizer Messe Düsseldorf is very pleased with the show’s development. “This positive feedback from the sector confirms our strategy. Apparently, with the new trade fair concept we have exactly captured the spirit of the times”, stated Manuel Mataré, Project Director of digi:media. “And more than that: we have succeeded in motivating the most diverse sector players such as associations, publishing houses and initiatives to pull along with us in the same direction.”
In order to provide better transparency, the product range at the trade fair is structured in nine segmnnts based on the production chain: content, IT-solutions, workflow, electronic media, consumables/expendable materials, digital printing, further processing, packaging and services.
Based on the current level of registrations (mid-January), the exhibitors at digi:media 2011 will include among others the global players in the digital printing field (Hewlett Packard, Hunkeler Deutschland GmbH, Ricoh, Xeikon, Xerox) as well as Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, manroland AG, the big players in finishing (FKS, Horizon GmbH, Koerber PaperLink GmbH, Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG, Müller-Martini AG, Pitney Bowes Deutschland GmbH, Polar Mohr) and the entire spectrum of software suppliers for the publishing industry (Censhare AG, CGS Publishing Technologies, Dalim Software AG, Diron GmbH & Co. KG, Direct Smile GmbH, Esko Graphics, infowerk ag, Kinetik GmbH, Neo 7Even GmbH, One Vision Software AG, Xanté Europe). The constantly updated list of exhibitors, the hall layout plan and the complete ancillary program are online at www.digimedia-tradefair.com
digi:media is designed as an annual event and in 2012 will be an integral part of the drupa trade fair (3 - 16) before being held in 2013 (April 11 – 13) as an independent event again.