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  • 27 Mar 2018

Labelexpo details education program for inaugural exhibition in Southeast Asia

The organizer of Labelexpo Southeast Asia has unveiled details of the educational program taking place during the inaugural show, to be held at BITEC in Bangkok on May 10-12, 2018.

Conference sessions on May 10-11 are to cover a range of topics of interest to label and packaging printers, brand owners and designers operating in the region.

The keynote will be delivered by Brenton Barrett, Asia-Pacific president at Multi-Color Corporation, who will look at regional trends and growth opportunities. Another highlight on the first day is the CEO printer panel. Moderated by James Quirk, group managing editor of Labels & Labeling, panelists include: Piyapong Wongvorakul, Trisan Printing (Thailand) managing director; Peter Woods, director and CEO for Southeast Asia at QLM Label Makers (Malaysia); Judy Tan, general manager at Prestige Label (Singapore); and Ann Magdalene Chua, general manager at Allied Pacific Packaging (the Philippines).

On day two, a highlight is the brand panel discussion, including Damodaran Govindaraju, packaging development director at Marico South East Asia Corporation. Other brand-themed presentations will include ‘360 degree design’ – taking in all aspects from packaging to consumer interaction – and developing new packaging concepts. Ryan Shaw, creative director for Southeast Asia at Landor brand and design agency, will look at the latest packaging design trends using a range of examples.

The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop takes place on Saturday, May 12 and will be moderated by Andy Thomas-Emans, Labelexpo strategic director. Topics to be covered include design and origination, inks, substrates, and converting and application technology. The workshop ends with a presentation on quality control and fault finding by Dr Séamus Lafferty, Accraply president. Accraply is a Barry-Wehmiller company.

The conference sessions are free to attend and will be in English with simultaneous Thai translation. The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop will only be in English and costs US$250, with seats limited to 30.

Lisa Milburn, Labelexpo Global Series managing director, said: ‘Education is one of the significant drivers of growth in the label and package printing industry. The topics in the conference and workshop have been specifically chosen based on printer feedback in Southeast Asia and we are pleased to include so many top speakers from around the world. It is a fantastic opportunity for delegates to develop their practical and technical knowledge.’

Register for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 and the Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop at

Read a comprehensive preview of Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018, plus extensive coverage of the market in Southeast Asia, in L&L issue 2, 2018


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