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The buzz in the industry last month was about the wisdom of Drupa moving from a 4-year cycle to a 3-year cycle, with exhibitors expressing concern about the added cost.

But the committee, bowing to wishes of the industry, has chosen to stick with the four-year cycle, opting, however, to reduce the duration of the show to 11 days.
Also, Drupa 2016 will be hosted under the new chairman, Claus Bolza-Schünemann, the chief executive of KBA, following the expected exit of Manuel Mataré, who voluntarily steps down due to personal reasons.
Come winter and UAE will witness an assortment of different exhibitions from  the much anticipated Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI) to Gulf Print and Pack in April next year.  That shows like these still pull in exhibitors and visitors is heartening for an industry facing well documented challenges. However, every segment needs to soldier on and weather the storm.
Among the articles to watch out for in this issue are, Labelco's investment in the 8-colour Gallus and the multi-lingual press simulators bought by Saudi Arabain company Obeikan. Features include sustainable sourcing of consumables and our Better Business writeup on ecological supply chains will provide valuable insights.
Enjoy our November issue of PrintWeek MEA.