2017 Programme

Pre-conference workshop

Tuesday 5 December 2017

  1. Registration and refreshment break

  2. Workshop: Adoption Of Digital Print Into Packaging

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

    After the 2016 drupa launches the new high performance  presses are being installed, with new applications breaking into mainstream corrugated, carton and flexible packaging. 

    This introduction to digital in packaging will focus on:

    *         Packaging - what it is, why it is important.  Consider the functions and changing capabilities, primary, secondary & tertiary.

    *         Applications - food, pharma, cosmetics, tobacco, household, general, electronics.  Specific requirements for different sectors.

    *         Changing packaging supply chains, pain points and pressures. 

    *         Changing drivers for packaging 

    •               Engagement
    •               New promotion activities - packaging as the next social media

    *         Market data - penetration of digital into corrugated, cartons, flexible, direct-to-rigids, metal decorating as well as labels. 

    •               Values, print volumes and tonnage

    *         Key technology developments

    •               Large format inkjet - cartons/corrugated
    •               Hybrid flexo / inkjet      
    •               HP Indigo products and eco-system
    •               Xeikon packaging suites
    •               Direct-to-shape
    •               Changing costs of production
    •               Inks (water-based v UV [& EB], water based UV and 2-part systems)
    •               Substrate - surface characteristics and treatments.  Strategies to solve issues!
    •               Front end and workflow - new routes to market            

    *         Key equipment manufacturers, narrow web, webfed, sheetfed, print-in-the-round, custom systems.  Inkjet integrated into conversion systems.

    *         Key issue - how does digital fit into the packaging infrastructure, what is needed to make a useful system.

    *         Future prospects

    Workshop ticket  is €499*  in addition to your 2-day conference ticket.

  3. Networking coffee break

  4. Workshop: Adoption Of Digital Print Into Packaging

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

  5. Workshop ends

Wednesday 6 December

Wednesday 6 December 2017

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remark

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

  3. Market overview and trends

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

Session 1 - Brand owners perspective and consumer engagement

  1. Paper title to be confirmed

    Matthew Daniels | R&D Global Packaging Capability Leader - Printing & Decoration of Unilever, UK

  2. How customisation and personalisation are transforming packaging into a media channel that delivers to the consumer

    Stefan Casey | Innovation Lead for Packaging, NPTC Confectionery of Nestlé S.A., UK

    Packaging is the first moment to engage with the physical product. To win with confectionery consumers we need to create unique and engaging moments through packaging.

    Customisation and personalisation are changing the way brands interact with their consumers with new, innovative applications in packaging.


  3. Digital printing and design

    Speaker to be confirmed

  4. Networking refreshments break

  5. Sprite’s lyrical summers

    Michael Gluzman | Design Lead of Coca-Cola, USA

    • Personalisation in packaging
    • Pros and cons of dynamark
    • Insights and brand point-of-view driven ideas and design
  6. Panel discussion and Q&A session

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

    Panel lead: Jan De Roeck, Director Solutions Management, Esko, Belgium

    Pannelists include: speakes from above sessions

  7. Networking lunch

Session 2 - How digital print drives growth in flexible, rigid packaging and labels

  1. Unleashing the power of digital decoration for mass production

    Ofer Nir | Vice President of Marketing & Business Development of Velox, Israel

    The packaging industry’s growing demand for high-quality decoration, flexible quantities, supply-on-demand, and improved cost efficiency is well-recognized, but until now has remained unmet.

    Velox's digital direct-to-shape mass production solution offers a true revolution that will change the rules of the game in the packaging market. Brand owners and convertors are finally freed from the limitations of conventional technologies, and now can utilize more and more unique designs, with dedicated packaging per market, per audience, and even per individual, while maintaining mass production economics. Join us and learn about the new world of possibilities in packaging decoration.

  2. EB for inkjet: the solution for safe printing on food packages

    Elsa Callini I Business Development Manager and Urs V. Läuppi I Mechanical Engineer of ebeam Technologies, Switzerland

  3. Inkjet-ink for printing on flexible packaging – real success story

    Frank de Jonge | Business Development Director of ARMOR industrial inks lab, Germany

  4. Digital preprint at christiansen print- 9 month after birth

    Henrik Jensen I Managing Director of Christiansen Print GmbH and Daniel Scheepstra I Managing Director of Thimm AG, Germany and customer

  5. Networking refreshments break

  6. Late stage customisation for the beverage and personal care industry

    Peter Schkoda I Head of Sales FMCG of Hapa AG, Switzerland and customer

    • Late stage customization, line agility and flexibility as well as process efficiency and low material wastage for cost-effective low-order quantities, micro-batches, seasonal and personalized products
    • 3 industrial applications: Beverage closures, print-and-apply labels, and laminated tubes
    • Hapa’s in-line, digital printing system – combining small footprints with ease of operation – ideal for a late stage customisation
  7. Paper title to be confirmed

    Speaker to be confirmed, Xeikon, Belgium

  8. Speaker to be confirmed

  9. Panel and Q&A session

  10. Chair’s conference summary and closing remarks

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

Networking drinks reception

  1. Networking drinks reception

    17:40 - 19:10

Thursday 7 December

Thursday 7 December 2017

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remarks

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

Session 3 - How digital print drives growth in folding carton and corrugated packaging – real life case studies

  1. Extend your market position with digital production systems in packaging printing

    Bernhard Schaaf | Senior Project Manager of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany

  2. Bobst experience – challenges and solutions

    Paul Stoudmann | Head of Group Strategy & Planning of BOBST, Switzerland

    • What the packaging industry wants
    • Challenges in satisfying this
    • Available solutions
  3. Printing will never be the same again

    Gilad Tzori | Vice President, Product Strategy of Landa, Israel

  4. Networking refreshments break

  5. Industrial inkjet on corrugated – creating value from the same box

    Sean Moloney I Global Product Manager - Digital of Sun Automation Group, UK and customer Ben Ginesi I Managing Director of HSG Packaging Ltd., UK

  6. Digital printing for mass market products and folding carton packaging

    Rick Mazur, WW Director Market Development-Packaging/Labels, Eastman Kodak, Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division and Edward Zumbiel, President, Zumbiel Packaging

    Brands have been experimenting with various digital print capabilities to understand and explore the market potential, and demonstrating added value.  However, as these brands attempt to move towards mass production, issues related to production throughput and higher cost of print have created hurdles that have been difficult to overcome.  Mr. Mazur will review Kodak’s digital inkjet technology and how the Prosper Technology is minimizing these challenges.  Mr. Zumbiel will share his vision and experience and use of the PROSPER 6000S Press digital technology for mass markets, along with samples and concepts for folding carton applications.

  7. Breaking down the barriers for in-line inkjet packaging solutions - case study

    Paddy O’Hara | Director of Technology of Industrial Inkjet Ltd., UK

  8. Paper title to be confirmed

    Edoardo Cotichini I Business Development Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, Germany and customer

  9. Networking lunch

  10. Digital folding cartons: the Alexir partnership and Qualvis print & packaging Ltd. helping brand owners with the Xerox automated packaging solution

    Claire Summersby, Partnership Marketing Manager, The Alexir Partnership and Jason Short, Managing Director, Qualvis Print & Packaging Ltd., UK and Chairman of The British Printing Industry Federation for Cartons (BPIF Cartons) and Claire Virazels, Marketing Manager Production Colour & Packaging Technology, Xerox Europe

  11. Panel discussion and Q&A session

Session 4 - Pre-press and workflow

  1. Bemis customer story

    Askold Zimmermann | Account Executive of GlobalVision, Germany

  2. NIR an enabler for new digital production concepts in packaging

    Dr. Kai K. O. Bär | Managing Director/President of adphos Digital Printing GmbH

    • Inline high speed digital individual printing
    • Process color printing on flexible packages
    • Direct print to shape
  3. Digital enhancements for folding cartons

    Nigel Tracey | Head of Packaging of Scodix Ltd., Israel

    • High end enhancements for short run folding cartons

    • Customised or even personalised folding cartons through enhancements

    • New processes that enable improved security and brand protection

  4. Panel and Q&A session

  5. Chair’s conference summary and closing remarks

    Sean Smyth | Print Consultant of Smithers Pira, UK

  6. End of conference