Digital Print for Packaging Europe | Day 1

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Day One - 3 Dec

Tuesday 3 December

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

The market edge – digital packaging in operations

  1. Gift-worthiness through digital print and smart packaging

    Alberto Kechler | eCommerce Growth Platforms Lead MEU of Mondelēz International, UK

    Online and the need for personalised gifts
    How @Mondelez we make an everyday product special through digital printing
    Key learnings

  2. The digital print journey - insight in several brand activations using digital print

    Yves de Warrimont | Global Category Sourcing Manager Printing Upstream of The Netherlands

  3. Packaging as a complement of the retail experience

    Enrico Gobino | Marketing Manager of Mondodelvino SpA, Spain

    Retail experience by us
    Omnichannel as the narrative pivot of the retail experience
    Case studies

  4. Networking break

  5. Making personalisation personal

    Ed Silk | Head of Strategy of Bulletproof, UK

    • The creation of value in brands is shifting as we move beyond experiences
    • To deliver value, brands need to create transformation for people
    • To win, brands need to engage people on a more personal level, as they seek more authenticity, meaning and ways to express their individuality
    • Based on personal experience and supported by recent case studies, learn how personalization in design is central to this desired transformation
    • As well as key principles of how personalization can fuel growth by creating brand impact and a more engaged audience maximising ROI
  6. Q&A session

  7. Networking lunch

Day one - Track A

Designing for digital printing

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

    Sean Smyth | Consultant of Smithers

  2. Digital print for global CPG packaging

    Matt Leese | Senior Vice President of sgsco, UK

    How can digital print enable ideas.
    How can digital print increase the pace of integrated marketing campaigns
    Overcoming supply-chain and technical challenges

  3. Let's create packaging solutions of the future, together!

    Mauri Reinilä I CEO of PackageMedia, Finland and Lauri Järvinen I Technical Marketing Manager of Metsä Board, Finland

    The two companies in brief: Metsä Board & PackageMedia
    How Brand owner can connect consumer and brand marketing with a limited edition personalised carton
    How this was realized: Technical review of the carton manufacturing process
    Consumer feedback

  4. Digital printing and e-commerce packaging

    Giuseppe Prioriello | Founder & CEO of Packly, Italy

  5. Digital print enhancement for packaging business

    Juergen Stocker | Head of Sales and Product Management of Steinemann DPE AG, Switzerland

    The presentation will focus on digital print enhancement for sheet-feed and reel-to-reel printing systems.

    • Which analogue enhancement applications can be and are realised today with digital technology (showing samples of customers).
    • How is digital print technology working? What are the big strengths of digital print enhancement?
    • What will be the future of digital print enhancement systems?
  6. Vignola: a variable data

    Matteo Bonfati | Designer of Ghelfi Ondulati Spa, Italy

  7. Networking break

Direct to shape transformation - is it real?

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

    Peter Buttiens | CEO of ESMA vzw, Belgium

  2. Tattoo - AB InBev's journey to digital direct object printing

    Simon Gerdesmann | Tattoo Alpha Plant Project Manager of Anheuser-Busch InBev nv/sa, Belgium

  3. Direct2Glass digital printing

    Melianthe Leeman | Global Innovation Platform Director of O-I Europe Sàrl

  4. The secrets of digital direct to shape printing

    Florian Fässler | Head of Digital Applications of Polytype, Germany

    Challenges of direct to shape printing
    Mechanical constraints
    Required software and imaging technologies
    Champions league : variable data on shapes

  5. Chair’s closing remarks

  6. Networking drinks reception

    18:15 - 19:45 Networking drinks reception

Day one - Track B

Workflow and colour management

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

  2. "Plate making” for digital print for packaging applications – challenges and solutions

    Thomas Kirschner | CEO of ColorGATE GmbH, Germany

    • Recap of color management basics
    • Color management in conventional print vs. digital print
    • Selected color challenges and approaches in digital print for packaging
  3. Colour management for digital packaging printing

    Juergen Seitz | Senior Technical Advisor of GMG GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

    Brand- and spotcolor-handling
    Standardising a non-standardized printing environment

  4. Aligning the global supply chain-brands and service providers

    Tim Baechle | CEO of Idealliance, USA

    Supply chains “speak” in ¾ meter beat and not jazz, which is why pop music rules the world
    Everyone must be able to read from the “same sheet of music”, harmony and collaboration
    Everyone speaks and understands the same color management language, design intent language, tools, software and hardware alignment
    Communication, education, certification

  5. Modular workflow solutions for digital (pre) print in corrugator operations to control downstream processes in digital preprint

    Ralf Schomaker | CEO of Erhardt+Leimer Corrugated, Germany

  6. Case study

    Tom Sene I Partnership Sales Director of Alexir Partnership, UK and Jan De Roeck I Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

  7. Networking break

Changing business models for digital packaging – overcoming the hurdles

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

    Jan De Roeck | Director Solutions Management of Esko, Belgium

  2. Digital print for corrugated - a powerful advantage

    Nick Kirby | Chief Executive of Swanline Group, UK

    Consumer demands
    A mind-set change
    The value digital brings
    Digital platform technology

  3. Digital printing: the sustainable business model for the world first one billion packs

    Alessandro Zardini | Product Director Packaging Materials of Tetra Pak, Italy

    Tetra Pak system offering and how digital printing fits into it
    Value chain transformation and competitive scenario outlook
    Alternative business models in experimental phase

  4. How Heidelberg customers are growing their packaging business with digital print

    Thomas Pfefferle l CEO of Colordruck Baiersbronn and Montserrat Peidró I Head of the Digital Print Business Unit of Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Germany

    • Responding to changing market requirements in production and logistics
    • Protecting and extending the customer base for the future
    • Heidelberg end-to-end offering for digital packaging production
  5. Chair’s closing remarks

  6. Networking drinks reception