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Label Summit Latin America returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 17-18 2011 at the Hotel Transamerica, with a new format that will see live machinery demonstrations take place for the very first time.Visitors to the two-day conference and table-top exhibition, the fourth edition of the summit in Brazil, will be treated to live demonstrations of advanced printing and converting equipment in the exhibition hall. The event’s conference program will host leading converters, suppliers and associations from throughout Latin America, as well as Europe and the USA.
The first day of the event will be opened with an overview of current label trends in Brazil and the wider global industry. Technical sessions dedicated to labeling materials, inks and workflow will bring together panels of leading industry suppliers, while a further session will discuss security and brand protection.
A business management stream will see presentations on partnerships and knowledge sharing in the global industry followed by improving efficiency and reducing waste. A technology stream will cover intelligent and interactive labels and digital printing.
Day two opens with a panel of brand owners discussing end-user requirements, followed by a session dedicated to environmental sustainability. A panel session will then bring together a selection of leading converters from throughout Latin America and Europe, who will discuss management and investment strategies.
The business management stream will focus on opportunities in the growing market of flexible packaging, while the technology stream will take an in-depth look at management information systems (MIS). The day will end with a panel session made up of editors from the industry’s trade press, reviewing key technology developments and offering a preview of Labelexpo Europe 2011.
A number of leading associations have confirmed their participation in the summit’s conference program, including Abiea (Brazil), Conlatingraf (Latin America) and Finat (Europe). Brazilian label converters Baumgarten, Mack Color and Novelprint and Peru-based Kuresa are also among those taking part, as well as Spanish converter Germark. Brazilian consultancy Asterisco will be present, while the event’s technical sessions will count on the participation of leading industry suppliers for each technology area, including Agfa, Ahlstrom, AVT, Colacril, EFI, EFI Radius, EskoArtwork, HP Indigo, Kodak, Martin Automatic, Nilpeter, Ritrama, Tailored Solutions, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon.
Roger Pellow, Labelexpo Managing Director, said: “Since the last edition of the summit in Brazil, the Latin American and Brazilian label market has continued to show good internal growth and the region is still benefiting greatly from foreign investment and local manufacturing. Latin America is an important area for the label industry and we are pleased to be back with the summit. The conference is a superb opportunity for printers to network with their peers and identify potential international collaborations. The new live demonstrations of cutting-edge machinery give an exciting new dimension to the summit and I am look forward to seeing these and also taking part in constructive discussions on diverse subjects that interest and concern the industry in the Latin American market.”