Conference programThe two day expert-led conference presents seminars and case studies on the latest market insight, trends and technologies. Sponsored by: PRINT CONFERENCETUE 13 SEPTEMBERWED 14 SEPTEMBERTUE 13 SEPTEMBER9:00 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 Moderator:Georges Gravanis | President, Materials Group | Avery Dennison CorporationSpeakers:John Attayek | Chief Executive Officer | Inovar Packaging GroupJohn M. Cappy | President and Chief Executive Officer | Outlook GroupJohn Wynne | President and Chief Executive Officer | Fortis Solutions GroupMark Glendenning | Chief Executive Officer | Inland Charlie MacLean | President and Chief Executive Officer | ASL Print FX11:00 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 Moderator:Mike Fairley | Director, Strategic Development | Labelexpo Global SeriesSpeakers:Brian Parsley | Global Business Intelligence Strategist | BP ConsultingDr Chip Tonkin | Director, Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics | Clemson UniversityShawn Oetjen | Flexographic Instructor | Flexographic TechVince DiTrolio | President | Ditrolio Flexographic Institute12:30 PMExpo and networking breakSTREAM 1 - DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES2:00 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 Moderator:Craig Moreland | President | Coast Label CompanySpeakers:Robert P. McJury | Partner and Vice President of Sales | TLF graphicsKeith Rosenthal | Vice President, Business Development | McLoone Metal GraphicsAdam Gray | President and Chief Executive Officer | SheetLabels.com3:00 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 Moderator:Mike Fairley | Director, Strategic Development | Labelexpo Global SeriesSpeakers:Doris Brown-McNally | Worldwide Brands Business Development Manager | HP IndigoAmy Schmidt | Packaging Advisor | Nosco4:00 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 Moderator:Tim McDonough | President | Flexo-GraphicsSpeakers:Jim Kehring | Strategic Partner Coordinator | A B Graphic InternationalJason Newville | Design Engineer | Delta ModTechRaymond Dickinson | Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Digital Solutions | RotoflexSTREAM 2 - SMART AND INTERACTIVE PRODUCTS2:00 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 Moderator:Dan Taylor | Director of Business Development | Taylor Made Labels, a Resource Label Group Co.Speaker:Marko Arola | Chief Executive Officer | Tempix3:00 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 Moderator:Chelsea McDougall | North America Editor | Labels & LabelingSpeakers:Dan Muenzer | Vice President | Constantia FlexiblesTricia Sime | Packaging Innovation Director | Inland4:00 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 Moderator:Brad Elledge | Director of Operations and Director of Continuous Improvement | NoscoSpeakers:Jim Flannery | Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Industry Collaboration | Grocery Manufacturers AssociationBruce Davis | Chief Executive Officer | Digimarc Evan Fernando | Principal Digital Commerce Strategist, eCommerce Enablement and Marketing | Tyson Foods 5:00 PMEnd of sessionsWED 14 SEPTEMBER9:00 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 Moderator:Chelsea McDougall | North America Editor | Labels & LabelingSpeakers:Tara Halpin | Owner and President | SteinhauserJan J. Lehigh | President | Alpine PackagingSandy Petersen | Co-Founder and Owner | Digital Label SolutionsMichelle Zeller | Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer | AWT Labels & PackagingLori Campbell | Chief of Operations | The Label Printers11:00 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 Moderator:Charlie MacLean | President and Chief Executive Officer | ASL Print FXSpeakers:Mike Hetrick | Vice President and General Manager, Tag Solution Services | Alien TechnologyStephen Emery | Vice President of Ink and New Business Developments | EFIAdam Gray | President and Chief Executive Officer | SheetLabels.com12:30 PMExpo and networking breakSTREAM 1 - TECHNICAL INNOVATION2:00 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 Moderator:Michael Ritter | General Manager | I.D. ImagesSpeakers:Geert Van Damme | Managing Director | Cerm Andrew Boyd | Vice President | Blue Label DigitalKen Meinhardt | President | Label TraxxTim McDonough | President | Flexo-Graphics3:00 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 Moderator:Bill Muir | President | Grand Rapids LabelSpeakers:Dr Stefan Stadtmueller | Vice President of Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care | Evonik IndustriesToine Prudon | International Sales Manager | Maan Engineering B.V.Tyler Derus | Business Development Manager | Bostik4:00 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 Moderator:James Quirk | Deputy Editor and Latin America Editor | Labels & LabelingSpeakers:José Alfonso Rubio | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Materiales y Etiquetas MillenniumFernando Gabel | Managing Director | Baumgarten Gráfica Jaime Yoshiyama | Managing Director | KuresaSTREAM 2 - PACKAGE PRINTING2:00 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 Moderator:Linda Casey | Editor-in-Chief | Package Design Speakers:Greg Althoff | Design Director | Landor AssociatesMike Ferrari | Founder and President | Ferrari Innovation Solutions 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 Moderator:David Pittman | Package Print Editor | Labels & LabelingSpeakers:Mike Foy | Regional Sales Manager | Glenroy, Inc.Lon Johnson | Vice President of National Accounts | Colbert Packaging4:00 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 Moderator:David Pittman | Package Print Editor | Labels & LabelingSpeakers:John Howard | Director of Product Management | Mark Andy Inc.Dr Joseph Spinnato | Regulatory Compliance Manager, Ashland Specialty Ingredients | AshlandJim Anderson | President | Global Packaging Solutions5:00 PMEnd of sessionsBook your seatYou 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. See the prices here.