Registration is now open as Label Summit Indonesia 2014 heads to Jakarta where its second edition will be held at Balai Kartini between 18-19 June. The Summit will feature a mix of technical presentations, case studies and panel discussions and explore new printing technologies and their applications and regional and international printing trends.
The two-day conference program, packed with 16 sessions, will also look at packaging trends, materials, anti-counterfeiting as well as brand development, product design and positioning. Filip Weymans of the event’s gold sponsor, Xeikon, will deliver the keynote presentation on how consumer behavior is evolving and how technology can influence consumer purchasing decisions.
Day one will concentrate on the latest label printing technologies with sessions on prepress software, MIS software and an in-depth overview and panel discussion on how to optimize the conventional printing process when selecting letterpress, flexo or offset. Confirmed panelists include Chris Bodger of Mark Andy and Nilpeter’s John Andersen who will also consider improving production efficiency whilst reducing operational costs.
Federico d’Annunzio of Nuova Gidue will assess flexo standards and process automation and share a customer case study as Bony Jamono of Multitech Advanced Printing Indonesia joins him. There will also be a series of short presentations on the newest available niche technologies including a guide to ultraviolet lamps by Steve Haines of silver sponsor Alpha-Cure.
The first day will also delve into printing trends as FINAT’s Kurt Walker examines the emerging markets and new areas for investment. The conference will close with the Southeast Asian printer panel discussion which will study the impact of converging ASEAN into a single market, the benefits of the Fair Trade Agreement and overcoming local and international competition. Moderated by Labels & Labeling’s Andy Thomas, the confirmed line-up so far includes Hendri Rahardjono of Pura Group and Ajanta Packaging’s Ramesh Raju.
Day two will feature numerous topics including a look at investing in digital technology, the suitability of next generation materials for high performance and functional labels and revolutionizing branding and design. Other highlights include sessions on the changing landscape of package printing by Ariana Susanti of the Asian Packaging Federation and Pura Group’s Hendri Rahardjono’s analysis of security holographic labels and protecting your brand.
Aimed at label and package printers/converters, brand owners, label designers and industry suppliers, Label Summit Indonesia will also host 30 plus international suppliers ready to discuss technology solutions that could have a major impact on Southeast Asian printing businesses. Confirmed exhibitors include: Alpha-Cure, Avery Dennison, Edale, Esko, Flint Group, Mark Andy, Martin Automatic, Nilpeter, Prati, RotoMetrics, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon.
Filip Weyman, director, segment marketing and business development of Xeikon said: ‘As a leading supplier of digital printing equipment, we at Xeikon attach considerable importance to the Southeast Asian and specifically the Indonesian market, therefore we are delighted to be the gold sponsor of the forthcoming Label Summit Indonesia. With such a high population and rapid development of the Indonesian market, we are keen to showcase the many capabilities and opportunities that our digital solutions offer.’
Jade Grace, event director explained: ‘The Asia Pacific region is experiencing huge growth in label consumption at seven percent and will account for 73 percent of global retail packaging volume growth through to 2016. With Southeast Asia going through such a major time of change in a short time frame, we hope that this year’s Summit will show just how quickly the industry is evolving and maturing here. By sharing the latest technologies that will transform our businesses to exploring the latest in brand protection and substrates, the conference program should bring insight and inspire our delegates to continue shaping the industry’s future path here. We look forward to bringing the leaders in the label and package printing industry together in Jakarta and introducing them to their fellow Southeast Asian and international peers.’
An early bird rate applies to registrations made before 30 May with two day passes costing from Rp2,300,000 ($190USD), while one day passes cost Rp1,780,000 ($150 USD). Delegates can find out more by visiting http://www.labelsummit.com/indonesia/.