The leader of drupa outlines a concrete support plan and highlights how this tragedy contradicts the values of drupa and our industry
Sabine Geldermann, director of drupa, expresses solidarity to the people of Ukraine and explains that, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and employees, Messe Düsseldorf is currently hosting 1,500 Ukrainian refugees in Hall 6.
Where we normally bring together global players from the print industry, we are now offering shelter to people seeking refuge from violence and destruction.
The tragic situation in Ukraine is in contradiction with the values of Messe Düsseldorf and drupa, which stand for internationality, free exchange of ideas, working in partnership, and shaping a positive future.
For us at Messe Düsseldorf, it is essential to show our solidarity to the people of Ukraine. Via our fairgrounds and infrastructure, we are currently supporting and hosting 1,500 people in Hall 6.
For us, it’s essential to help and to support. And we have been incredibly thankful and grateful to see such big solidarity and the willingness from volunteers and colleagues at Messe Düsseldorf to continuously improve that situation.
To more trust, confidence, and peace in the near future.