Labelexpo roadshow Cincinnati





Location: Haney Packaging

Haney Packaging, our host partner, is the first ever packaging micro-factory, providing successful package development from prototype to test markets and everything in between. Printers can gain access to the largest library of recyclable, compostable packaging solutions and tour their extremely impressive facility whilst learning from our supplier partners who will be covering industry trends, end-user case studies and specialist technical subjects in our oneday conference.


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration and Coffee at Haney Packaging

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Opening Welcome


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Sustainability, supply chain disruptions and other shocks in Packaging - update on the Next Normal

In 2019, we outlined five major trends that we expect to “change the game” in the +$Trillion packaging industry, thereby raising the bar for performance over the next five to ten years. In 2020, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the strong emergence of food safety and hygiene concerns as a new sixth key industry-shaping trend.
We have also seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has further reshaped our original five megatrends with the biggest changes being a dramatic shift to online shopping and acceleration of consumers’ sustainability concerns. In addition, we are now seeing further supply chain disruptions and strong inflation pressure.
So, what is now in store for the packaging industry in the Next Normal up to 2030 and how can companies navigate these choppy waters? In our presentation, we will take an updated look on what trends will be shaping the packaging industry and address how packaging companies must rethink how to move to their next normal (“intuition resets”).

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Group tours of Haney Packaging

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A following tours

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Karrikin Brewery

                                Lunch and remaining presentations will be held at Karrikin Brewery.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Post pandemic label printing – new challenges and opportunities

Label converters as a whole adapted very well to the great demand shift in 2020, the labor shortages and supply issues that have trailed the pandemic. But they may be too busy getting work out the door and locating sources of media supply to notice that other shifts may be under way. A press manufacturer’s view of the challenges ahead, and how we can position ourselves to seize tomorrow’s opportunities.

  • Bob Ochalla | SurePress Sales Manager - Central US & Canada, Epson America 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Think Digital First: Trends & Opportunities for the Changing Market 

Trends that were in their nascent stages two years ago have now grown exponentially and expanded the market. As a result, opportunities that were not considered initially, are not only feasible but also lucrative today! How can you take advantage of what has changed in label, shrink sleeve and flexible packaging trends? What do consumers want? What do Brands need? How can I sell higher value programs? Join us for a review and discussion on how digital labels and packaging can impact your future business.


2:45 PM - 3:30 PM The Finishing Automation Revolution

Exploring the latest innovations in print finishing and the benefits to your business

  • Jim Kehring | West Coast Regional Sales Manager, AB Graphic International Inc

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Fireside Chat with Labelexpo and TLMI

Together TLMI and Labelexpo address the industry's most relevant concerns and subject matters such as workforce development, government and regulation, sustainability and technology advancements. How does being a member of TLMI and attending Labelexpo keep you one step ahead?


4:00 PM Closing comments and networking








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