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Labelexpo Americas 2012 Conference Program

AV at Labelexpo Americas 2012

Labelexpo and Conference

Labelexpo Americas 2012 will be in Chicago on September 11-13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Along with exciting new product introductions from industry leaders, the expo offers a full line-up of conference programs for attendees that cover a wide range of topics for flexo printing.

Visit Anderson and Vreeland in Stand 929. Click Here for the Floor Plan.

 

Conference Program

Tuesday, September 11

9:00 – 9:30 Conference and exhibition registration

9:30 – 11:00

Editorial panel discussion: overview of the industry and current trends

  • State of the industry
  • Exploring converter challenges
  • Identifying long-term solutions
Moderator:
  • Mark Pollard Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Americas / UPM Raflatac
Speakers:

11:00 – 12:30

Global converter panel discussion

  • Understanding the global perspective
  • Comparing markets – North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia
  • Highlighting technology trends and opportunities for future growth
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12:30 – 2:00 Networking break and exhibition

2:00 – 3:00 STREAM 1

Nanographic printing – the second digital revolution

  • Exploring the challenges and benefits
  • Value adding to packaging
  • From mass production to mass customization
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2:00 – 3:00 STREAM 2

What design means for the converter?

  • Understanding the design process – the challenges and limitations
  • Private label packaging
  • Case study examples – Motorola, Bevi Bags, Frontier Soups, Lazy Days Tea
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3:00 – 4:00 STREAM 1

The benefits of going digital panel discussion

  • The digital press selection process – what’s right for my business?
  • What are the limitations?
  • Enhancing your business and creating new opportunities
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3:00 – 4:00 STREAM 2

How interactive labels will revolutionize our industry

  • Making your labels more profitable
  • Labels that sell more products
  • Instant information and entertainment
  • Incorporating brand enhancing features to attract consumers
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4:00 – 5:00 STREAM 1

Comparing different digital business models

  • Acquiring new business through the internet with a virtual store front that is open 24/7
  • Understanding how e-commerce can enhance your business – all digital custom label printing
  • Early entry into the digital printing marketplace – investing in cutting edge technology
  • Growth strategy and business expansion though innovation
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4:00 – 5:00 STREAM 2

Anti-counterfeiting and security solutions for brand protection

  • Analyzing new technologies to protect your product
  • Secure tracking and tracing technologies
  • Brand equity and value
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5:00 – 5:00 End of sessions

 Wednesday, September 12

9:00 – 9:30 Conference and exhibition registration

9:30 – 11:00

CEO round table discussion

  • Differentiating yourself from the competition
  • Addressing capital and employee investment
  • Printing as part of the economy – job creation
  • Commodity and value of labels
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11:00 – 12:30

Maximize your margins: sales tools for a converter

  • Enhancing your current business model
  • Winning new business
  • Creating new opportunities for growth and profitability
Moderator:
Speaker:
  • Brian Parsley President and Chief Executive Officer / WeSkill

12:30 – 2:00 Networking break and exhibition

2:00 – 3:00 STREAM 3

Creating value by reducing waste across the PS value chain

  • Successfully diverting waste from landfills
  • Practical recommendations for reducing your environmental footprint
  • Converter waste reduction strategies
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2:00 – 3:00 STREAM 4

A new era of flexo printing?

  • Recent developments in HD flexo printing
  • Shorter web lengths
  • Flexo: the new digital?
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3:00 – 4:00 STREAM 3

Package printing: opportunities for label converters

  • Practical advice on getting started
  • Exploring potential entry strategies – cartons and flexible packaging
  • Advantages of a completely integrated workflow for labels and package printing
Moderator:
  • David Taylor Chief Executive Officer / EFI Radius
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3:00 – 4:00 STREAM 4

Beverage panel discussion

  • Exploring the recent rise in craft breweries
  • Engaging consumers through product promotions
  • New technology and market opportunities
  • Maximizing brand enhancement
Moderator:
  • Dan Muenzer Vice President, Marketing / Spear

4:00 – 5:00 STREAM 3

Highlighting new developments in ink technologies

  • Looking at UV, EB and LED
  • Ink migration and food contamination
  • Successfully increasing color gamut print
Moderator:
Speaker:
  • Niklas Olsson Global Brand Manager, Narrow Web / Flint

4:00 – 5:00 STREAM 4

The future of combination printing

  • Integrating conventional and digital technologies
  • Using added value techniques
  • Case study examples
Moderator:
  • Dr John Anderson WW & US&C Packaging Segment Marketing Manager / Kodak
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5:00 – 5:00 End of sessions