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Agenda

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Session 1: Opening Remarks
Brief Introduction of Advisory Board
How Digital Print Can Solve Brand Owner’s Problems
Session 2: Packaging Strategy and The Future of KAO
Panel Discussion: Deep Dive Discussion “What We Think?”
Panelists:
Hiromi Nambu, Vice President, Recycling Science Research Center, Kao Corporation
Masahiko Kamei, Director, PODi Association
Mitsuhiro Sumimoto, President & Chief Consultant, Professional Engineer, Sumimoto Packaging Consultant Office
Shinji Moriyama, Director, Advanced Printing Solutions Business Development, Chemical Business Global, Kao Corporation
Kao Booth Visit
Session 3: Packaging Strategy of Kirin
Panel Discussion: Deep Dive Discussion “What We Think?”
Panelists:
Kohei Yoshii, Packaging Innovation Research Institute, R&D HQ, Kirin Holdings
Akiyoshi Ohno, Division Director, Ohno Inkjet Consulting
Masahiko Kamei, Director, PODi Association
Ichiro Kawahara, VP of Sales, Digital Print, Asia Pacific Region, Kodak Japan
Kodak Booth Visit
Networking Lunch
Session 4: Success from Case Studies and HP’s Strategy
Panel Discussion: Explore the Success from Case Studies
Panelists:
Kenta Taguchi, Business Development and Brand Innovation Manager, HP Japan Inc.
Mitsuhiro Sumimoto, President & Chief Consultant, Professional Engineer, Sumimoto Packaging Consultant Office
Masahiko Kamei, Director, PODi Association
HP Booth Visit
Networking Break
Session 5: Morinaga’s Packaging Strategy
Panel Discussion: Deep Dive Discussion “What We Think?”
Panelists:
Keita Watanabe, Direct Marketing Division, Morinaga
Masahiko Kamei, Director, PODi Association
Akiyoshi Ohno, Division Director, Ohno Inkjet Consulting
Masamichi Nakamura, Planning and R&D HQ Marketing Dept. Manager, Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.
 
Miyakoshi Booth Visit
Session 6: Esko's Strategy and Future
Circular Packaging: Sustainability Breakthrough (provisional)
Panel Discussion: Deep Dive Discussion “What We Think?”
Panelists:
Masahiko Kamei, Director, PODi Association
Mitsuhiro Sumimoto, President & Chief Consultant, Professional Engineer, Sumimoto Packaging Consultant Office
Shinsuke Tajima, Flexo Business Development, Sales Division, Digital Flexo Business Unit, Esko Graphics
Esko Booth Visit
Session 7: Insights from Brands
Collaboration of Digital Printing & Packaging - A New Era or A Need
Session 8: Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks from Smithers
PODi/ Smithers Booth Visit