drupa cube: The meeting place for innovative trends and visions in the printing industry
Discover a pioneering conference program at drupa cube that presents the latest developments in the print and packaging industry. Discover boosters for your business, explore current trends and set an example for sustainability with us. The drupa cube is your source of inspiration for innovation and growth in the print industry.
Our list of speakers is updated regularly. Keep up to date with our program overview and take a look at the first confirmed sessions of the drupa cube here.
One of the world’s most respected marketing thinkers, Rory has been described as a ‘marketing legend’ in the press. In his keynote at drupa 2024 he will help us understand that ‘There's a reason we call it “Cheap Talk”. Print costs more than pixels - and that's why it works so well!’ Rory Sutherland’s exciting and engaging keynote will help us understand why you wouldn't invite people to your wedding by email! Rory will explain why print, in the digital age, is more important than ever.
MARK MASLIN Professor Earth Systems Science at UCL
Mark Maslin BSc, PhD, FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Earth System Science at UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark. He is a founding Director of the award winning Rezatec Limited. He’s a member of the Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Board, a CSR Board member of Sopra-Steria, NetZeroNow and Sheep Included Ltd, and a member of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group. Mark’s keynote will examine the impact of climate change and what the future may hold.
CALVIN LAKHAN Doctor at York University, Toronto
Lakhan is a specialist in the field of environmental resource management and economics. He is part of the “Waste Wiki’ project and his research is devoted to advancing the understanding of waste management research and policy. Dr. Lakhan promises to deliver an outstanding presentation with a fresh look and new approaches to waste management.
JAMES LOUDON Managing Partner at IoT ONE
James Loudon is a seasoned business ecosystem developer and program builder, focused on building trusted executive peer group networks. A managing partner for IoT ONE, he has a track record of bridging gaps between European multinationals and Asia-based teams unlocking digital innovation and exploring new market opportunities.
The cube offers sessions that give business leadership insights. Senior level print delegates and business leaders from exhibiting organisations, operational print managers and business leaders, sales and marketing leaders from print companies and of course, the brand owners community, agencies and creative leadership, looking for print and packaging innovations to drive customer engagement and increase response and brand loyalty.
Sessions in the cube address a number of key leadership themes and interests. Check out the agenda and speaker programme to see which presentations will be most helpful for you to attend.
The 5 KEYNOTE presentations at the cube will focus on major strategic themes and always command significant attention at the cube. These are visionary sessions that look back on previous events but also into the future.
PRINT AND PACKAGING FUTURES: the cube can’t teach our exhibitors anything about what’s available now in the worlds of print and packaging. But what we do offer are sessions that examine what future holds for print and packaging technologies with an emphasis on innovation, the circular economy and sustainability as well as innovations around electronic print futures.
BUSINESS BOOSTERS: we know from our audience that many delegates value the opportunity to learn about best practice in business and leadership. These sessions have a commercial emphasis and will cover topics such as sales, marketing, adding value and building an innovation culture with the aim of delivering some actionable business value to print leaders.
TRENDS: today’s print and packaging community understand the need to keep abreast of trends across a range of areas. A selection of cube sessions will offer insights on trends that can help inform your business strategy, whether they are macro-economic trends or the digital transformation, which is driving new business models, new collaborative ways of working and growing your business on a global scale.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY: this topic is the burning issue on all our agendas and will feature in almost every session in the cube but some sessions are dedicated to Sustainability and Circular Economy specifically. These are designed to help delegates from all around the world understand how best to comply with climate regulations and accreditation, establish a sustainable supply chain as well as securing insights into topics such as material transition.
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