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Positive Exhibitor Registration For drupa 2004

Press release from the issuing company

February 2, 2004 -- Four months before the start of drupa 2004, print media trade fair, 1,635 exhibitors from 50 countries have registered to display their products and technologies at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. From May 6 – 19, 2004, drupa 2004 will again be the international meeting place for the print media, publishing and converting industry. To date, 60 percent of the drupa 2004 exhibitors are from countries other then Germany, with the largest representation coming from Italy (168 companies). Following Italy is Great Britain with 131 exhibitors, the U.S. with 119 companies as well as Switzerland with 80 companies and France with 69 exhibitors. The U.S. figure includes 34 companies exhibiting within the North American Pavilion, organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America and co-sponsored by NPES – The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. The drupa 2004 exhibitors have reserved a total of 1.7 million square feet of net exhibit space in all 17 halls so far. Printing machinery, appliances and accessories will be housed in halls 1,2,4,6,7,13,15 and 17, while halls 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,13 and 16 will feature pre-press and pre-media systems, appliances and software. Exhibitors within the paper converting and package production section can be found in halls 6, 10, 11,12 and 16. Bookbinding and print finishing machinery and accessories will be placed in halls 1,6,12,13,14, and 16 while materials and services will be located in halls 3,6,8,13,15 and 16. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at drupa 2004, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: [email protected] Or visit the web site http://www.mdna.com.