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  • 15 Feb 2011

Brazil Summit to debut live technology demos

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 first time. 

Visitors to the two-day conference and table-top exhibition, the fourth summit organized by the Labelexpo Global Series in Brazil, will be treated to live demos 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), TLMI (USA) 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 and Finat-member Germark, whose CEO Iban Cid was a previous president of the association. 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, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon. 

The previous edition of Label Summit Latin America, held last year in Mexico City, hosted 708 visitors, the highest number of attendees in the event’s history. Its previous outing in Brazil, in 2007, welcomed 532 visitors. 

For more information about Label Summit Latin America, including conference speakers and exhibitors, visit