Conference program

09:00 - 10:00Registration with tea and coffee

10:00 - 10:15Welcome address



10:15 - 10:45Keynote presentation: the changing global and regional pressure-sensitive label industry

  • Macroeconomic trends in Latin America and worldwide
  • Exploring growth opportunities in the region
  • Performance and business perspectives in the wine and spirit market in Latin America and around the world

10:45 - 11:15Market trends in Chile and the Southern Cone

  • Analysis by sector: labels, shrink sleeves, flexibles and folding cartons
  • Trading with Chile – import and export in the Pacific Alliance trade bloc
  • Market and end user trends
11:15 - 12:00Networking break and exhibition

12:00 - 12:30Mergers and acquisitions: consolidation across the region

  • Forming new business partnerships with suppliers and clients
  • Overcoming the challenges associated with a new business model
  • The advantages of being both ‘local’ and ‘global’

12:30 - 13:15Southern Cone converter panel discussion

  • Consolidation in the Latin American market
  • New areas for investment: where next in the technology evolution?
  • Market positioning to overcome national and international competition
13:15 - 14:30Networking lunch and exhibition


14:30 - 15:00Using the right pre-press software to maximize business opportunities

  • Implementing a successful system into your existing processes
  • Minimizing the administration process to reduce time-to-print
  • Faster job turnaround to increase productivity

15:00 - 15:20Implementing an effective workflow process for enterprise-wide profitability

  • Selecting the right systems for your business
  • Integrating and automating a workflow that allows MIS and cloud base reporting
  • Hidden benefits of automatic inspection systems

15:20 - 15:50Flexo technology: advances in printing processes

  • Sophisticated technology with value-adding features
  • Delivering short runs – the key factors between conventional and digital 
  • Evaluating print technologies – which is right for you?
15:50 - 16:35Networking break and exhibition

16:35 - 17:05Digital technologies: disrupting the label industry and predictions for flexible packaging

  • How the disruption came to be? The adoption and now mainstream technology
  • Learning from the label industry: a traditional market case study 
  • Expectations for the flexible packaging industry 

17:05 - 18:00Technical innovation: the latest niche technologies and new industry applications

  • Exploring advanced water-wash polymer platemaking
  • Key factors for success in expanded gamut printing
  • Comparing web offset with other printing processes
  • Advances in short run package printing for narrow web
18:00 - 18:05End of conference sessions
18:30 - 21:30Evening networking drinks reception - The Hip Hotel (Red Bar and S33W70 Terrace)
09:00 - 09:55Registration with tea and coffee

09:55 - 10:00Welcome introduction



10:00 - 10:30Attracting skilled labor and retaining employees

  • Uniting the supply chain to improve accessibility to industry training
  • Dedicated colleges for the next generation of converters
  • Accredited training courses available in Latin America

10:30 - 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 - 11:30Pioneering Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) measuring environmental impact

  • Devising a strategy to make your company more sustainable
  • A set of parameters involving the entire production chain
  • Identifying areas for improvement and process optimization and putting them into practice
11:30 - 12:15Networking break and exhibition

12:15 - 12:45Encouraging consumer interaction and spending through ‘smart’ products

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


12:45 - 13:15Bringing more sophisticated wine label decoration to the product

  • Opportunities for value-added converting
  • Investing in finishing technology 
  • Maximizing on the benefits available for product differentiation
13:15 - 14:30Networking lunch and exhibition

14:30 - 15:15The role of Latin American converters in wine labeling

  • Label converter and vineyard: a new level of partnership
  • Solving logistical problems for rapid turnaround of short-runs 
  • On-site label overprinting at the vineyard

15:15 - 15:45The latest wine and spirit packaging design strategies

  • How millennials are changing packaging design
  • How wines and spirits define themselves through design 
  • What the growth of craft means for the industry as a whole 
15:45 - 16:15Networking break and exhibition

16:15 - 17:15Wine tasting workshop

You will have the opportunity to sample local wine during an informal workshop, in which you will hear how the wine is blended, bottled and labeled. Converters will benefit from knowledge sharing to improve and advance their business. Participating companies include:
17:15 - 17:20End of conference

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