CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Day 1: Technology and Trends

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome address

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction: global label market overview

  • Current state of the US label market
  • The Next Normal: trends and growth region by region
  • Globalization: market trends beyond the US

 

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11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Panel discussion: How are supply chain complexities impacting market growth?

  • Is time up for the Just in Time model?
  • Key label supply chain challenges
  • The brand owner perspective

 

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12:05 PM - 1:00 PM Coffee break and networking

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Presentation and panel discussion: What does an automated future look like?

  • How far will automation change the industry?
  • The Industry 4.0 powerhouse
  • The next generation of fully automated digital converting

 

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2:00 PM End of Day 1 sessions

Day 2: Future-proofing your business

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome address

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mergers & acquisitions: staying competitive

  • Economies of scale or scope: generalist vs specialist?
  • Tips for implementing an M&A strategy
  • Succession planning

 

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11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Converter panel discussion: The changing industry landscape

  • What next for M&A?
  • Is there a future for independent label companies?
  • Adapting to changing brand owner requirements

 

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12:05 PM - 1:00 PM Coffee break and networking

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Presentation and panel discussion: Opportunities beyond PS labels

  • How do you diversify your product offering?
  • Growth segments within flexpack
  • The future of linerless labels in prime labeling

 

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2:00 PM End of day 2 sessions and conference

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