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Drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world,[1] held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, City of Düsseldorf, Germany.

390,044 visitors attended Drupa in 2008, and 1,953 exhibitors from 54 countries covered a total of 17.9 hectares of space.[2] The most recent Drupa exhibition was held from May 29 to June 11, 2008.

Thousands of industry experts are usually present, and corporate representation typically includes companies such as Océ N.V., Muller Martini, Hewlett-Packard, Punch Graphix, Flint Group, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, MAN Roland, Pitney Bowes, Xerox, Kodak, Canon, Transeomedia, DirectSmile, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Siegwerk and Koenig & Bauer AG. Several new technologies are typically demonstrated during Drupa.

Theme song

The official 1986 Drupa theme song was nominated as one of the worst corporate anthems ever by The Register. The song featured a country folk style.

In 2000 the theme song concept was resurrected with a dance/pop power ballad, while in 2004 the theme song used a techno dance style.


  1. ^ "Drupa Media Center" Drupa. Accessed April 25, 2008.
  2. ^ "FKM-reviewed numbers"

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