Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has dropped out of drupa 2021, the company announced Oct. 8.

“We very much still believe in the power of personal relationships and of course the power of seeing our portfolio and touching the print products from our  presses and are evaluating the potential combinations of virtual and real-life concepts,” said Olaf Lorenz, general manager international marketing division, in a release on the cancelation. “However, exhibiting at drupa or any other trade fair at the moment makes no sense to us during the current world uncertainty. Things are too unpredictable.”

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is based in Langenhagen, Germany.

The move follows drupa dropout announcements from Ricoh, Canon, Screen, Xerox, EFI, Kodak, Fujifilm and HP, the trade fair’s biggest exhibitor.

The fair is scheduled for April 20­–28, 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany.