“We want to give visitors the opportunity to plan their arrival, departure and stay in drupacity Düsseldorf at an early stage,” explains drupa Director Sabine Geldermann. Tickets purchased online are cheaper compared to tickets bought on show site. All tickets include free use of public transportation within the Rhine-Ruhr (VRR) and Rein-Sieg (VRS) transportation network during drupa.
drupa app and new smart matchmaking tool
Attendees can start planning their visit in detail in October with the new, redesigned drupa App.
It is supported by an intelligent matchmaking tool. Its algorithms analyze search queries and areas of interest and derive personalized suggestions for further exhibitors and visitors. “This matchmaking function enables our visitors to quickly identify exactly those of the expected 1,800 international exhibitors they would like to contact at the trade fair,” adds Geldermann. With the matchmaking tool the user can contact exhibitors (or other visitors) and set up appointments before drupa starts.
The drupa App also serves as an indispensable tool during the eleven days of drupa. With an interactive hall plan, it provides quick orientation and short distances on the extensive exhibition grounds. With the constantly updated drupa News - integrating for the first time content from the trade fair’s newspaper drupa daily - it provides visitors with easy access to relevant news and on all aspects of the trade show. The drupa App also serves as a guide, enabling the user to plan an individually compiled program of the three touchpoints - touchpoint packaging, 3D fab+print, textile - as well as the forums drupa cube and dna.
“With the early opening of the drupa ticket shop and the free drupa app, we want to make trade fair planning as pleasant, intuitive and efficient as possible for our visitors. drupa 2020 offers such an impressive spectrum of accompanying events that effective time management, early matchmaking and optimized orientation - whether for the technical supporting program or in the exhibition halls - represent real added value,” she says.