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Session 1 – Market overview & the impact of COVID-19 on the industry
Chairs’ opening remarks
OPENING KEYNOTE: Industry changes and developments over the past year
  • Market overview & trends specific to DPP
  • Volumes
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the industry (covering potential process and supply chain changes)
  • Industry changes & developments – what direction is the industry moving in?

Sean Smyth | Print Expert, Smithers
KEYNOTE: Inkjet printing on flexible plastic films: mixing oil and water
  • Factors driving and influencing digital package printing: from faster turnaround, personalization, versioning, inventory management, safety, environment, sustainability, government regulations through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Digital printing options: liquid electrophotography (LEP) with oil-based inks, drop-on-Demand (DOD) inkjet with UV-curable inks, and continuous (CIJ) inkjet with water-based inks
  • Printing on plastic films with water-based inks: including choice of vehicle and colorant, colorant immobilization at production speeds, post-print protection

Douglas E. Bugner, Ph.D. | Chemistry Director, Digital Print Materials R&D, Kodak
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: The impact of COVID-19 on the digital print for packaging industry and market trends
  • How COVID-19 has impact the digital print for packaging industry (acceleration of trends, demand of individualized packaging, role of plastics during the pandemic)?
  • How can packaging design deliver better consumer experiences with less environmental impact?
  • Packaging design and e-commerce – opportunities and challenges from concept to production
Panelists include;
  • Mike Rottenborn, Chief Executive Officer, Global Graphics plc 
  • Peter Saunders, Global Director – Digital Businesses, Sun Chemical Ltd 
  • Dr Doug Bugner, Chemistry Director, Digital Print Materials R&D, Eastman Kodak Company

Chaired by: Sean Smyth, Print Consultant, Smithers 
Peter Saunders | Global Director – Digital Businesses, Sun Chemical Ltd
How to sell digital print technology to FMCG
  • Who to sell to and what to share
  • Innovation, what it means and how to achieve it
  • ‘Steppingstones of Commercial Opportunity’ for new technology

Gregory Bentley | Global Primary Packaging Director, AB InBev
Networking break
Session 2- Advancing customised e-Commerce and new developments in (digital print) technology
Case studies: Eco, creative & fast innovation in dynamic markets for corrugated packaging
  • Fit for purpose by choosing the right digital print concept
  • Innovative possibilities to create new opportunities for brand owners
  • Real examples and practices to show the huge potential for innovation in digital print for corrugated packaging

Jochen Drösel | CSO - Chief Sales Officer, Schumacher Packaging Group
Ecommerce: Fight COVID-19 with online technology that simplifies the sales process and feeds your digital print que 24/7
  • Ecommerce customized around your manufacturing niches
  • Beat COVID-19 and automate with web 2 print solutions
  • Create custom built digital print workflows so your customer can work from home
  • Maximize your sales 24/7 and add to your bottom line
  • Secure your existing and prospective accounts using new technologies

Kerry Drake | Vice President Sales & Marketing, PXI DIGITAL
Interactive Q&A: What are the benefits of digital printing for today’s packaging sector?
  • Beyond customised printing for packaging and displays – what really resonate with the customers?
  • How can brands achieve functionality and better performance?
  • Should the packaging format change to become for efficient? will the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate new trends?
Speakers include;
  • Greg Bentley, Global Packaging Innovation Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev 
  • Jochen Drösel, CSO - Chief Sales Officer, Schumacher Packaging Group 
  • Ted Samotis, Director, Go-To-Market, HP PageWide Industrial, HP
 Chaired by: Sean Smyth, Print Consultant, Smithers  
Gregory Bentley | Global Primary Packaging Director, AB InBev
HP corrugated packaging solutions as growth enabler for corrugated converters
  • How HP presses help converters with market trends and brand demands
  • Successful stories by HP customers (LIC Packaging and The BoxMaker)

Ted Samotis | Director, Go-To-Market, HP PageWide Industrial, HP
Digital embellishment solutions from Kurz – experience real simplicity
  • Innovations on customized, metallic-gloss print jobs – from small batches to bulk production
  • The journey of Print on Demand
  • A state-of-the-art package for digital print solutions

Thomas Lorenz | International Business Development Manager – Digital Embellishment Solutions, LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
Chair’s closing remarks
Session 3 – Unleashing the digital print industry at a crossroads
Chair’s opening remarks
OPENING KEYNOTE: Harmonisation of UV ink jet & flexographic printing for labels & packaging
  • Is the packaging industry recession proof?  Learnings’ in a pandemic; is digital printing an effective tool for converters now?
  • Asset-Interchangeability, seamlessly merge digital and flexographic printing for production  optimisation
  • The evolving role of digital printing in L&P product lifecycles

Raymond Dickinson | Vice President, Marketing & Business Development for Digital Solutions, Mark Andy Inc
Industrial Inkjet for Packaging: Trends, developments and challenges
  • The latest technological innovations in inkjet illustrated by real-world examples in applications including labels, corrugated and direct-to-shape

Clive Ayling | Managing Director, Meteor Inkjet Ltd
Case study: The advantages of digital corrugated single pass printing in a changing market
  • Who is Domino: our new journey into the digital corrugated market
  • An overview of the Domino X630i single pass corrugated printer
  • What changes are occurring on the marketplace such as increasing SKU, more boutique brands, and the effect on the consumer market due to COVID-19. How these changes create difficulty for the corrugated converter.
  • Case study: how a boutique food company used the power of digital for direct marketing and interaction with the end customer

Ben Ginesi | European Sales Manager for Digital Corrugated Packaging, Domino Amjet
Case study: Ink savings in digital print using Color Preflight technology
  • How has recent adoption of digital/automated processes helped us with a specific digital print project?
  • What went well, what could have been better?
  • How can suppliers help us solve some of the issues we are facing for future projects?

Jan De Roeck | Marketing Director, Industry Relations and Strategy, Esko
Networking break
Session 4 – The value of Eco-friendly supply chains in digital print
How technology and innovation trends can impact sustainability beverage packaging
Packaging, especially beverage packaging, has a long history. One can be nostalgic about glass milk bottles, while today’s solutions include cardboard, plastics, aluminium… 
  • Can the conservative wine bottling market undergo a similar (r)evolution?
  • Will the same story happen for beer?
  • Why are these changes occurring and what is the impact of print technology?
  • Is sustainable packaging going to be the key to success with new generations of consumers?

Peter Buttiens | General Manager, ESMA
Seamless wine deliveries unlock growth in personalised gifting and digital print for wine packaging
  • Combining packaging innovation for advanced ecommerce with customised, engaging digital print.
  • The wine industry is arguably one of the most convivial and emotive spaces in which to bring fresh and new combinations to the table.
  • Understanding how personalised wine labels powered by online tech and digital print cannot only optimise visual appeal but also aid in advancing recyclability to drive better sustainability after use.
  • Introduction to Garçon Wines.

Amelia Dales | Commercial Director, Garçon Wines
Sustainability through supply chain control in hybrid digital print for packaging
  • Enlightening the benefits of the LSD (late stage differentiation) of label productions in satellite printing plants
  • Case study: minimisation of waste by printing just in time and the sustainability benefits from it.

Søren Ringbo | General Manager Digital Products, Nilpeter A/S
Session 5 – The move to digital transformation & the market edge in digital print for packaging
Inkjet Digital Printing: enabling the transformation from analogue to digital in flexible packaging
  • Market drives, trends and the need to adapt to new consumer behaviours
  • Challenges and opportunities in the transition from analogue to digital printing in a conservative industry
  • Scalable Inkjet Digital printing solution for cost-effective production of short-runs and faster time-to-market
  • Sustainability in flexible packaging

Juan Cano | Business Development Director-Flexible Packaging Division, Screen Europe (UK) Ltd
How packaging can become a gateway for brands and consumers to talk
  • What is smart packaging?
  • Why is a digital gateway for brands and consumers relevant now?
  • How to get involved in this new field of business

Paul Chaplin | New Incubations & Investment Manager Europe, Business Innovation Centre Europe, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
All-in-one approach for digital packaging print market
•       The benefits of digital print with a strong focus on process optimization
•       Utilising digital print technology to become more agile
•       Latest trends in digital print for folding carton, corrugated, metal, glass and hollowware decoration
•       Show cases from digital print industry
Mikhail Zverev | Sales manager, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG
Panel discussion: Visibility on how the supply chain could transform innovative methods to enable wider adoption of digital print
Exploring different experiences throughout the supply chain:
  • When is it (financially) viable to customise a product/packaging?
  • What are the stoppers and fears preventing digital print from gaining more market share?
  • What are the real, perceived benefits of digital print? Do industry participants agree on the benefits?
  • How can they educate one another about the benefits of digital print?
  • How do converters connect with brand owners?
Panelists include;
  • Patrick Poitevin, Principal Scientist, RDQ - Central Packaging, Mondelēz International, Inc
  • Alvise Cavallari, Head of Corporate Digital Printing Initiative, Nestlé 
  • Michael Miller, Manager, Global Product Innovation – Digital Decoration, Ball Corporation
  • Florian Fässler, Head of Digital Technologies, Polytype AG
Chaired by: Jan De Roeck, Marketing Director - Industry Relations & Strategy, Esko 
Michael Miller | Manager for Digital Decoration, Ball Corporation
Chair’s closing remarks

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