Board Converting News, November 9, 2020

INDUSTRY CALENDAR NOVEMBER 9-13 PACK EXPO Connects: NOVEMBER 10 AICC Region 6 Dinner & TAPPI Trade Fair: Marriott Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois. NOVEMBER 17-18 PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp: PPC Headquarters, Springfield, Massachusetts. DECEMBER 2-4 AICC Mexico 2020 Annual Meeting & Trade Show: Hotel Camino Real Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. APRIL 20-28, 2021 drupa 2021: APRIL 26-28, 2021 AICC Spring Meeting: Amelia Island, Florida. AUGUST 9-12, 2021 TAPPI/AICC SuperCorrExpo: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

drupa Digital Platform Preview Opens Successfully In October

Board Converting News® is published weekly by NV Business Publications, in association with Corrugated Today®, Recycling Markets®, Flexo Market News®, International Paper Board Indus- try®, and Folding Carton Industry®. Editorial and Marketing office: PO Box 802, Manasquan, NJ 08736-0802. Subscription Rates in U.S. and Canada $223 per year or $355 for two years. Overseas rate per year $355 USD. Current issue single copies (pre-paid only) $8.50 in U.S. (elsewhere $9.50); add $5.00 per order for shipping & handling. No part of this publication may be transmit- ted or reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Robyn Smith - President/Publisher: Len Prazych - Vice President The digital platform drupa preview https://preview.drupa. com opened on October 27. Over 1,900 visitors took part in panel discussions and live web sessions, receiving in- formation on current issues via keynote speeches and vir- tually connected with exhibitors and industry players. The proportion of international visitors was at 70 per- cent, with the top five countries being Japan, India, UK, the Netherlands and Germany. More than 14,000 pageviews also highlight the print community’s high level of interest in the content offerings. Around 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries presented their products, solutions and appli- cations. The three areas “‘Exhibition Space,” “Conference Area” and “Networking Plaza” reflect drupa’s cornerstones digitally, bridging the communication needs between now and the next live event, to take place April 20-28, 2021, in Düsseldorf, Germany. “The drupa preview also has a special significance for Messe Düsseldorf: it shows that even in times of crisis we can offer solutions to keep the industries interacting and networking,” said Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business at Messe Düsseldorf. “We are working intensively on strengthening global commu- nication not only through our local events, but also by ex- panding new, virtual formats.” All web sessions and videos are available on demand at . The next drupa preview day with live web sessions will take place on November 17.

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