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 converter panel discussion

  • Creating a productive company, aligning with long-term strategy
  • Attracting new business and maintaining relationships with key clients
  • Using competitive pressures and industry disruption to your advantage
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10:30 AMWorkforce development: recruiting and retaining talent

  • How do you attract fresh talent, with new ideas, for a constantly evolving industry?
  • Maintain staff loyalty by developing the skills of talented employees and future leaders
  • How do you retain talent, and ensure that they are not lured by a competitor?
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11:30 AMMergers and acquisitions: the rapidly changing face of the printing industry

  • Overcoming the challenges of moving from family run to corporate owned 
  • Benefiting from greater efficiencies and higher technical resources
  • Offering your customers a broader range of high-quality options 
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12:30 PMExpo and networking break

2:00 PMNew markets: the rise of printing on demand

  • Taking the complexity out of printing unique flexible packaging 
  • Customizing content for promotions and targeted marketing
  • Achieving faster time-to-market and eliminating inventory 
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3:00 PMImplementing innovative logistics labeling and tracking technologies

  • Track and trace for hardware, consumables and software
  • Exploring new linerless thermal technologies
  • Networked print and apply systems
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4:00 PMOne-stop printer and service provider: producing more than just print

  • Artwork and origination: designing with new technologies in mind
  • Meeting your customer’s needs by delivering an entire campaign
  • Innovating to remain competitive by diversifying your product offering 
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9:00 AMExpo and conference registration

9:30 AMPackage printing panel discussion

  • Perception vs reality – understanding the package printing market
  • Identifying the opportunities and creating value through packaging
  • Connecting the entire supply chain – from industry suppliers to brand owners
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10:30 AMUnlocking flexible packaging opportunities for label converters

  • Identifying a profitable short run market niche 
  • Making the transition to a low migration workflow
  • Understanding flexpack materials and how to print with layered structures
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11:30 AMDigital moment of truth: designing and creating packaging for e-Commerce

  • Optimizing packaging for customers, companies and the environment 
  • Heightening the consumer experience with right-sized and frustration-free packaging
  • Enhancing the experience of opening an online package by replicating the retail experience
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12:30 PMExpo and networking break

2:00 PMElevate your customers’ brands with smart and connected products

  • Bringing intelligence to everyday products with augmented reality
  • Enhanced packaging for increased consumer engagement
  • Encouraging consumers to explore, engage and purchase products
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3:00 PMPrevent counterfeiting by giving each product a unique, dynamic identity

  • Gain insights on counterfeiting trends and why brand protection is more critical than ever 
  • Learn why a multi-faceted strategy is key to evaluating the right serialization solution
  • Find out how to identify and track counterfeit products and fight piracy within the content-to-consumer supply chain 
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4:00 PMCreating products with stand-out presence

  • Building successful relationships between converters and brand owners
  • Designing more elaborate packaging and the reality of execution
  • From the drawing board to the shelf – refining the process
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5:00 PMEnd of sessions

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