UPM opens the gateway to exciting experiences - It's time for drupa 2012!

(UPM, Helsinki, 3 May 2012) – It’s time to turn the page and write the next chapter in the story of paper. UPM will do it at drupa in the next two weeks. drupa - the international trade fair, held every four years, is bringing together media and printing professionals from all around the world to Düsseldorf, Germany.

The entire trade fair area with its 19 halls has transformed into the biggest printing house in the world. About 1,850 exhibitors from more than 50 countries will demonstrate the diversity and innovation strength of the printing industry.

Life without paper, printing and media is simply unthinkable – they are an integral part of everyday life. Even the rise of digital media has not displaced print media, but rather enriched it: The co-existence of printed and digital media opens up new and interesting opportunities for brand owners, retailers and even for consumers.

UPM strongly believes that printed and digital channels complement each other, with paper assuming its natural role within the modern media palette. The company has brought together its experts and visionary cooperatives at drupa to showcase exciting examples of combining print and digital channels – providing inspiration and solutions to all those in the media industry.

UPM is exhibiting in hall 6 at the stand D60 as part of the joint PrintCity Alliance. Come to meet us and see how paper works as the gateway to exciting experiences.

Stay tuned for UPM drupa highlights by following us at Twitter: www.twitter.com/UPM_Papers.

Read more about our drupa presence: www.upmpaper.com/drupa

For further information, please contact:
Marja-Leena Vihelä, Communications Specialist, UPM Paper Business Group
marja-leena.vihela@upm.com, Tel. +358 40 158 8716 (at the stand 3 – 16 May)
Terhi Jokinen, Communications Manager, UPM Paper Business Group
terhi.jokinen@upm.com, Tel. +358 204 15 0491 (at the stand 10 – 12 May)


Notes for editors:

UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com

UPM Paper
UPM has 23 modern and sustainable paper mills in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, China and the United States. Many of them are large recycling centres and bioenergy producers, as well as paper manufacturers. UPM Paper employs almost 14,000 people. In 2011, the business group’s net sales amounted to EUR 7.2 billion. To learn more, visit: www.upmpaper.com

Drupa is an international trade fair held every four years. It brings together media and printing professionals from all around the world. More information about drupa 2012 can be found at www.drupa.com.