2015 Agenda

Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2015 took place in Berlin, Germany on the 7-9 December 2015.

The 2015 Digital Print for Packaging Europe conference programme provided delegates with the tools to successfully innovate in the rapidly growing markets of packaging and digital printing technology, via expert led content and outstanding networking opportunities. 

The 2015 conference also extended the learning offerings outside of the main conference room, with solution demos, technology lighting rounds, live polls using the newly launched DPP app, and 'Thought Leader Tables' - a selection of themed roundtable discussion taking place over a three course lunch in the hotel restaurant on conference day one.

Tuesday 8th December

Welcome to Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2015

  1. Registration and Refreshments

  2. Welcome from the Chairperson

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of ESKO

  3. Packaging industry analysis and key market drivers influencing digital printing uptake

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

    - Supply chain overview of drivers and concerns

    - Brand concerns and limitations for adopting digital

Brand owner motivations, applications and implementations

  1. Chairman to open with the voting app to establish key brand motivations and drive the following discussions to provide the best key takeaways

    Using the Event App, the Chairman will open the session by taking an audience poll on motivations and drivers for digital print adoption.

    This will be used to shape the presentations to follow and provide the best key takeaways for delegates.

  2. Turning digital to reinvent existing product lines – motivations and limitations to overcome

    Tomasz Galka | Global Category Lead Packaging of Twinings





  3. Digitally printed packaging for a launch product: risk or no-brainer? A series of case studies

    Mark Abramson | CEO of PrintForm

  4. Networking refreshment break

  5. Digital Pouches - A new emerging market

    Simon Smith | Managing Director of CS Labels

  6. You're doing it wrong. Lessons learned on the road to success with digital..

    Piet Saegeman | Business Developer, Technology Evangelist of CHILI Publish

    - Stop being a cost centre

    - How to use disruptive technology to create value for your customers

  7. Lunch break with Thought Leader Tables

    Leader Tables are a unique opportunity to connect with experts across the industry for focused discussions on specific challenges and sectors.

    Table #1: "Where is the next killer app?" Identifying the next "Share a Coke with . . " campaign that will open new opportunitiess for digital.     Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira

    Table #2: Supply chain developments to benefit from digital.      Filip Weymans, Xeikon

    Table #3: Harnessing the disruptive technology: challenges and solutions.     Katharine Zepf, PrintPromotion

    Table #4: Exploring digital expansion in to new substrates: collaborating to create the next big thing.    Matt Daniels, Unilever

    Table #5: Augmented Reality: implications and opportunities for brands and packaging converters.     Mark Hinder, Konica Minolta

  8. Welcome back by the afternoon Chairperson

    Kai Büntemeyer | CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kolbus Group and VDMA Printing and Paper Technology

  9. Benefits of digital printing- success stories through the eyes of the end-user

    Jan Duffhues | Print Development Manager of Mars Europe, The Netherland

  10. Digital printing – why would the customer care

    Paul Earnshaw | Packaging Manager of Tesco

  11. Technology Lightning Round

    Mark Alexander | Director of Business Development of Xaar Plc

    4 x technology 4 minute product presentations

    Mark Alexander, Xaar PLC - The Revolution of Revolutions (a.k.a. Direct-to-shape printing)

    To apply for slot in the technology lightning round please contact Stephen Hill at  shill@smithers.com

  12. Networking refreshment break

Barriers to entry across the supply chain

  1. Chairperson to open with the voting APP to establish key brand barriers and challenges and drive the following discussions to provide the best key takeaways

    Using the Event App, the Chairman will open the session by taking an audience poll on barriers and painpoints currently limiting the ability to adopt digital print technology.

    This will be used to shape the presentations to follow and provide the best key takeaways for delegates.

  2. THE SWITCH: Switching from traditional to digital – Barriers for the packaging manufacturer community, change management strategies etc.

    Gael Depres | Exploratory and Partnership Manager of ArjoWiggins Creative Papers

  3. Nestlé approach on safety & compliance of Digital Printing technologies

    Amaury Patin, PhD | R&D Specialist of Nestlé

  4. COMPLIANCE: digitally printed food contact materials (FCMs) compliance

    Marc Aronhime, Regulatory Technologist, Hewlett Packard

  5. Low Migration UV inkjet inks for digital printing onto food packaging possible solutions

    Marc Graindourze | Business Development Manager - Industrial Inks of Agfa Graphics

  6. CONSISTENCY: Colour management- achieving the expected results every time

    Bruce Dransfield | Colour Specialist of Xeikon

  7. Roundtable discussion on barriers and pain-points

  8. Evening drinks reception

    Delegates and speakers are invited to the evening drinks reception at the Melia Berlin Hotel with traditional German beer, wines and snack platters

  9. End of conference day 1

  10. See what Berlin has to offer on the evening of 8th December:

    Suggestions below

    Visit a German Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)












    The Gedächtniskirche  "Memorial     Church" (15 minute taxi) is the backdrop for the city’s main Christmas Market

     The Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market (12 minute walk) is one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, where you can find jugglers, acrobats, fire artists and more

     The Potsdamer Platz Christmas Market (25 minute walk // 8 minute taxi) provides "WinterMagic" and a more modern experience, set aside the Sony Centre with a wealth of restaurants and bars.

    Visit the dome of the Reichstag Building (14 minute walk // 6 minute taxi)

    The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building can be visited by members of the public, and offer spectacular views of the parliamentary and government district and Berlin’s sights. Admission is free; advance registration required. (Opening hours are 8am – 12 midnight)

    The rooftop restaurant - The rooftop restaurant east of the dome is open from 18.30 hrs to midnight. Tables can be reserved by calling +49 (0)30 226-29933 or sending an email to: kaeferreservierung.berlin@feinkost-kaefer.de

Wednesday 9th December

Morning refreshments

  1. Morning refreshments served in the exhibition area

  2. Welcome back from Chairperson

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

Making digital printing mainstream in the world of packaging

  1. The next wave of brand personalisation

    Richard Askam | Founder of Intervino

  2. IRN-BRU “Bru’s Your Clan” campaign and other labelling big brand successes with digital

    David Richards | Technical and Commercial Manager of Amberley Adhesive Labels

  3. Benefits of digital to corrugated packaging manufacturers and their customers: “what’s in it for me?”

    Sean Maloney | Global Product Manager of Sun Automation

  4. Industrialisation of Digital Packaging - more than machines

    Andreas Forer | Vice President Product Marketing Digital Solutions of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

  5. Networking refreshment break and solution demo opportunity

  6. Metallized surfaces to refine digitally printed products – chances and challenges

    Susanne Janson, Sales Account Manager for Commercial Digital Printing, CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA | Stefanie Schmidt, Project Manager DIGITAL METAL®, LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

  7. Digital Direct Printing – A Revolution in Glass Container Decoration

    Frank Hammerschmidt, Ernst Roeser GmbH

    Dr. Christian Maas, KBA-Kammann GmbH

  8. Networking lunch

  9. How Digital Print Transforms Packaging Prepress

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

  10. Digital print for closures – an exciting tool for rigid plastics packaging manufacturers and bottlers

    Dr. Peter Schkoda | Head of Sales FMCG of Hapa AG, Switzerland

  11. Kodak presentation confirmed - title TBC

    Donald Allred | WW Sales & Marketing Innovative Solutions, Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division of Kodak, US

  12. Panel discussion with a cross section of speakers from the above talks to explore the expansion in to new substrates, how this could be done in the near future, what it will mean for the industry and the end-user

    Featuring CEWE, Hapa and other speakers from Day 2’s agenda

  13. Chairperson’s final thoughts – revisiting the survey from day one and compare audience opinions

  14. End of conference