Thu 12 October 2017

IET London Savoy Place London WC2R 0BL


1 delegate £175+VAT

Industry suppliers: £450+VAT per delegate

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Chloe Ward
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Digital Print for Brand Success 2017

Thought leadership, trends and technology

Registration from: 9.10
First presentation: 9.30
Lunch and Printer Innovation Zone: 13.00
Conference closes: 16.00
Networking drinks reception: 16.00-17.00



9.10 - Registration and refreshments

9.30 - Introduction and welcome from chair

Neel Madsen, editor, Digital Labels & Packaging

9.35 -KEYNOTE:  The changing face of FMCG: start-up brands and new consumer habits

Jon Goldstone, global managing partner, the brandgym 

An insight into how changes in consumer preferences, media channel choices and shopper channels have led to an explosion of new FMCG brands and a strategic rethink by all of the major players.

10.15 - How digital print is enabling differentiated packaging innovations for brands

Paul Jenkins, managing director, ThePackHub

Looking at the latest digitally-printed packaging innovations, this whistle-stop tour will assess their impact for brands, and discuss how it is possible to engage with consumers like never before. 

10.40 - Understanding the real value of digital print for packaging

Panellists: Brian Stow, packaging innovation technical leader, Mars Chocolate UK

Jason Gilmartin, senior packaging print manager, ASDA  

John Nicholson, senior manager packaging development and innovation, HAVI Global Solutions

Guy Douglass, creative strategy director, Parker Williams

Facilitator: Paul Jenkins, managing director, ThePackHub

A panel of designers, retailers and brands debate the true value proposition and successful implementation of digital print for brands.

 11.10 - Networking break

11.40 - My digital journey: moving into digital print for folding cartons

Jason Short, chairman, Qualvis Print & Packaging

A year after taking the leap into digital print, Jason shares his company's experience of installing two fully digital production lines for folding cartons. What has Qualvis learnt in the first year and how have customers reacted? With exclusive case study.

12.05 - Food packaging printing: what you need to know about migration and compliance

Joanna Griffiths, packaging technical manager, BRC Global Standards 

Current food standards and the legislation surrounding this important topic explained by an expert. 

12.30 - The Printers' Panel 

Panellists: Tom Allum, chairman, Abbey Labels

Simon Smith, managing director, CS Labels

Stuart Kellock, managing director, Label Apeel 

Facilitator: Neel Madsen, editor, Digital Labels & Packaging

Members of the DL&P Industry Group discuss trends, challenges and issues, such as engagement with end users, adding value in finishing and innovation.

13.00 - Lunch including The Printer Innovation Zone

A showcase of print jobs from the Industry Group members

14.00 - Smart packaging: the opportunity and the challenge for brands  

Richard Jones, executive creative director, Landor Associates

As with the invention and adoption of any new technological capability, we all must take a moment and ask what smart and intelligent packaging can deliver for the customer experience, before we overload every interaction and eventually become the guest everyone stops friending and inviting into their homes. 

14.25 - Making the work flow: digital label production
in action

Jack Willemsz, owner, W&R Etiketten/Optimum Group

The fast turnaround and speed of digital label production requires a seamless and automated workflow. Jack Willemsz, owner of leading Dutch printer W&R Etiketten, shares his company's experience in solving the pain points and streamlining output, to ensure maximum productivity and profitability. With exclusive case study.

14.50 - Adding value through innovation

Douglas Gibson, managing director, Infigo Software

Simon Rumble, sales manager, brand enhancement, Leonhard Kurz

Douglas will be discussing how Infigo's innovative software offering enables on-demand personalisation for direct engagement with consumers. Simon's presentation will focus on Kurz' new digital foiling technologies that help brands stand out on shelf. 

15.20 - Making the pack king: working with brands and the future of engagement

Chris Tonge, executive director, Ultimate Group

Matt Evans, sales director, Kalas Packaging

Two of the UK's trailblazing printing companies will talk about their new collaboration in packaging, which leverages digital print technology and Ultimate's dedicated web-to-print software to deliver an end-to-end digital workflow for packaging. Chris will also present a selection of recent campaigns for brands, including this year's KitKat success story.

16.00 - Drinks reception and networking

An opportunity for the delegates to get together to digest and discuss the day's takeaways