Whether from the digital, screen and at times even o set printing businesses, ESMA Lounge welcomed visitors who came with speci c questions for the Expert Team. is new initiative kicked o at the rst day of drupa and, supported by a special expert publication, completed the association’s pro le as a knowledge body of the industry, responsible for promotion of best practices and innovative processes. Nine experts: Roland Biemans, Fritz Bircher, Jochen Christiaens, Frank Eirmbter, Steven Harnie, Oliver Kammann, Philipp Klinger, Steve Knight and Lucien Moons received dozens of appointments which encouraged the further development of this new ESMA project. Everyone who seeks advice on all issues in the broad scope of industrial printing can visit www.esma.com/drupa/expert-sessions to learn more about the topics handled by the Expert Team and to sub- mit their question.
Considered not only the topmost printing show but also a must-attend for all who either provide industrial printing solutions or look into innovating their printing business and expanding it to new market applications, drupa 2016 was an extraordinary event. “With the growing industry awareness of new printing capabilities, the recognition of ESMA activities increases, as well. We would like to thank all member companies who contri- buted to the success of ESMA pavilions and all visitors who took their time to come by and learn more about industrial, functional and speciality printing. We will return with ESMA member pavilions to Messe Düssel- dorf for glasstec on 20-23 September and K show on 19-26 October 2016”, concluded Peter Buttiens.
Other statements from companies who participated in ESMA pavilions at drupa 2016:
• “For years drupa has been a must-go fair for us. Our screen printing frames enjoy high recognition in Europe, so this time it was our objective to gain new contacts from overseas. Already in the rst days of the show we have won a customer from Ethiopia.” Wolfgang Lefering, CEO, Anton Hurtz
• “Both visitor numbers as well as their global spread by far exceeded our expectations. In addition, we have noticed a remarkable business optimism in terms of economic development and readiness for new invest- ment in capital equipment. We have not seen such optimistic economic outlook since the global nancial crisis and we were pleasantly surprised with some unexpected orders!“ Jan van Schaik, Sales Director, SPS Screen
• “PVF got good response on High Tech MICRON-Screens and NBC-Mesh especially for ne line and highest dimensional accuracy screen printing. We are ready to participate in 2020 as drupa 2016 was success- ful for us and we expect all ESMA members to do all e orts to make drupa 2020 a worldwide leading screen printing innovation show!” Peter Fleischer and Julia Fleischer, CEOs, PVF
• “drupa turned out to be the hot spot location for meeting the industry’s decision makers and establi- shing the rst contact. e visitors were satis ed with our concept of o ering expert advice and we have got a large number of inquiries of industrial printing applications.” Marcus Borgho , General Manager, ESC