Conference program

09:00 - 10:00Exhibition and conference registration

10:00 - 10:15Welcome address


10:15 - 11:00Overview of the printing industry

  • Exploring trends in Mexico and worldwide
  • Market forecasts – understanding and anticipating the trends
  • Exploring growth opportunities in the region

11:00 - 11:45Attracting skilled labor and retaining key employees

  • Uniting the industry to improve accessibility to industry training 
  • Dedicated colleges for the next generation of converters 
  • Accredited training courses available in Latin America 
11:45 - 14:00Exhibition and networking break

14:00 - 14:45Mergers and acquisitions: consolidation across Latin America

  • Forming new business partnerships
  • Advantages of being both ‘local’ and ‘global’
  • Acquisition of Etiquetas Rodak and the All4Labels global merger

14:45 - 15:30Business diversification: labels and flexible packaging

  • Moving into label production from other printing industries
  • Making the move into narrow web 
  • Attracting new clients by diversifying your product offering

15:30 - 16:15CEO converter panel discussion

  • Trading with Mexico: import and export
  • Highlighting new areas for technology investment
  • Overcoming national and international competition
16:15 - 16:20End of conference sessions
09:00 - 10:00Exhibition and conference registration

10:00 - 10:15Welcome address


10:15 - 11:00Shrink sleeves: 360 degree labeling for stand-out product presence

  • The production process, how it is changing and how to get it right 
  • Performance and quality considerations to ensure the best application
  • Today’s eye-catching shrink sleeve labels, made in LATAM

11:00 - 11:45Unique product decoration with in-mold labeling

  • A viable and sustainable alternative to traditional forms of decoration
  • The strategy and benefits of moving into IML production
  • Digital printing for customization and short run printing
11:45 - 14:00Exhibition and networking break

14:00 - 14:45Smart technologies to increase consumer interaction and spending

  • Bringing intelligence to everyday objects with Augmented Reality
  • RFID applications for brand protection and theft prevention
  • Case studies: Festina, Lotus and Jaguar

14:45 - 15:30The latest international packaging design strategies

  • New consumers and their role in the transformation of packaging
  • Six strategies to understand the future of the Mexican market
  • How food and drink brands define themselves through design

15:30 - 16:15Beverage panel discussion

  • Bringing sophisticated printing decoration to your product
  • Creating unique labels for stand-out brand presence 
  • Maximizing brand enhancement with a premium look
16:15 - 16:20End of conference sessions

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