Conference program

The two day expert-led conference presents seminars and case studies on the latest
market insight, trends and technologies.

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9:00 AMExpo and conference registration

9:30 AMCEO panel discussion: overview of the industry and trends

  • Consolidation in the North American market
  • Investing for the future: where next in the technology evolution?
  • Creating the workforce of tomorrow
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11:00 AMAttracting skilled labor and retaining key employees

  • Implementing an education, training and employee development program
  • Integrating employee development with annual appraisals
  • Dedicated colleges offering training to the next generation of printers
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12:30 PMExpo and networking break

STREAM 1 - DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

2:00 PMInkjet systems and technologies for industrial applications

  • Printing long-lasting, high-performance labels for harsh environments
  • Eliminating main consumables costs
  • Increasing jobs with faster change-overs
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3:00 PMThe Art of Possibilities: unlocking the power of digital printing for brands

  • Offering better functionality, personalization and immediate availability to your customers
  • Creating unlimited and unique variations of a design to maximize brand impact
  • Exploiting digital print to create amazing campaigns – Diet Coca Cola and Bud Light Mad Decent
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4:00 PMDigital print finishing for labels and packaging

  • Highlighting opportunities in in-line and off-line production
  • Integrating web inspection with finishing
  • Tactile and value-adding solutions
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STREAM 2 - SMART AND INTERACTIVE PRODUCTS

2:00 PMThe smart label for securing your cold chain

  • Time and temperature sensitive labels
  • Ensuring product safety with automatically deactivated barcodes
  • Reducing waste whilst maintaining product quality
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3:00 PMPrinting highly functional smart labels and packaging to increase consumer engagement

  • Multi-sensory pressure-sensitive labels using tactile ink
  • Using IoT to illuminate beer bottles 
  • Oculto and Cubanisto beer case studies
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4:00 PMPrinting multifunctional intelligent products incorporating the latest technologies

  • SmartLabel™ collaborative project to standardize digital label format
  • Giving consumers access to product information using their smartphone
  • Creating a future industry standard of mobile merchandising and consumer information delivery
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  • Tricia Sime | Director of Operations and Director of Continuous Improvement | Nosco
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5:00 PMEnd of sessions
9:00 AMExpo and conference registration

9:30 AMConverter panel discussion: new market opportunities

  • Restructuring your business to increase your customer base and sales
  • Introducing new initiatives for business expansion and to remain competitive
  • New technologies to modernize your printing plant
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11:00 AMThe Internet of Things: breakthrough solutions driving innovation

  • Digitizing products at the point of manufacturing
  • Product authentication for brand protection and increased supply chain efficiency
  • Providing personalized, real-time mobile experiences and content for individual consumers
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12:30 PMExpo and networking break

STREAM 1 - TECHNICAL INNOVATION

2:00 PMImplementing an effective MIS software system for enterprise-wide profitability

  • Selecting the right MIS solution for your business
  • Utilizing your data for profitable decision making
  • Automating workflow with MIS
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3:00 PMDemonstrating advanced capabilities in print with multi-layer linerless labels

  • Combining functional with commercial benefits 
  • Eliminating release liner waste and reducing associated costs
  • The future of linerless: market overview, product development and new technologies
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4:00 PMDispatches from Latin America: Mexico, Brazil and Peru

  • Overview by region: key trends and statistics
  • Identifying potential market opportunities
  • Imports, exports and serving foreign markets
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STREAM 2 - PACKAGE PRINTING

2:00 PMAdopting new printing techniques to revolutionize design and branding

  • Selecting substrates to support functionality and packaging performance
  • Bringing more sophisticated decoration to the end product
  • The creativity process: case study examples
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3:00 PMPanel discussion: flexible and folding carton printing

  • Key market drivers and new applications
  • Functional material development and testing 
  • UV inkjet for digital sheet-fed printing
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4:00 PMMoving into new markets: film labels and flexible packaging

  • Flexible packaging: a natural market for the label converter?
  • Advantages of a completely integrated workflow for labels and package printing
  • Meeting future demands through single sourcing and print consistency 
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You can choose between two-day, one-day or half-day packages. The keynote (first) session on each day may also be purchased on its own.

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