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From April 20 to 23, 2021, the Conference Area of virtual.drupa will feature a top-class, English-language program focusing on the global trends of Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, Connected Consumer and Platform Economy. International industry experts, brand owners and speakers from vertical markets will provide valuable knowledge transfer through best cases, keynote speeches and panel discussions. Two parallel live streams will offer visitors the opportunity to participate flexibly in the conference presentations between 10 am and 6 pm CET. For participants around the world, these will also be available 24/7 on demand in a video library.
The conference program will kick off with keynotes from three top international speakers on each of the four days: Two presentations by Wall Street Journal bestselling author and consultant Michael Gale will focus on Artificial Intelligence. As author of the book “The Digital Helix,” he will share where companies can use digital potential, how to make it accessible to everyone and how to activate business growth with the help of AI. In his keynote speech, James Sommerville from Great Britain will illustrate the great importance of product design in driving innovation and fostering growth.
On World Earth day, Dr. Gabrielle Walker will address sustainability issues. The lecturer, author and climate expert will discuss global challenges with a special focus on sustainability, energy consumption, circular economy and climate change.
The morning keynotes will be followed in two streams by the English-language daily program of the five drupa special forums “drupa cube,” “touchpoint packaging,” “touchpoint textile,” “drupa next age” and “3D fab+print,” which will be accompanied by a professional team of moderators.
Visitors can already organize their participation in virtual.drupa by getting an initial overview of the conference program as well as the exhibitors’ product offerings and presentations. They can add relevant conferences, exhibitors and Live Web Sessions to their personal agenda in order to make their visit of the virtual event as efficient as possible.
The Conference Area program will be published shortly at https://virtual.drupa.com/en/Conference_Area/Conference_Area. Participants can register for virtual.drupa free of charge at https://virtual.drupa.com/ – over 6,000 visitors from 130 countries have already registered.