Esko has released details about its Innovation Summit, scheduled to take place on November 18, 2021, with speakers and presentations focusing on the packaging industry's future.
‘The pandemic has accelerated existing packaging megatrends and added a fresh impetus for innovation,’ said James Mason, regional business director at Esko. ‘It’s clear there are no simple solutions to today's packaging challenges. Instead, companies need to pursue a transformational approach, adapting and rethinking multiple aspects in the entire packaging lifecycle.
‘Our summit has been designed to showcase new solutions, share success stories, discuss new market trends, and provide tangible tools to help professionals throughout the sector positively transform and advance their own business operations. Together with some of our customers and colleagues, we’ll be looking at how businesses can stay ahead of the curve as we discuss the current landscape of our industry. We’ll be examining predictions for upcoming market trends and discussing how to respond to new threats through transforming operating models and creating a more sustainable future.’
The event will feature guest speakers such as Stephan Casey of Nestlé, who will share details of the company’s progression towards an inclusive, low-carbon future, and Geert De Proost, director of software to suppliers at Esko, who will be discussing the digitization of internal pre-press processes and optimizing communication.
‘We’ll be taking an in-depth look at how to simplify the platemaking process without compromising quality,’ said Mason. ‘This will be followed by a discussion on realizing the power of mass-scale variable data printing, with insights to help protect brands and provide new personalized services to customers by leveraging and fully automating the uniquely digital capability.
‘There will be a session on how to increase quality by boosting inspection efficiency, in which we will be looking at how operator errors and manual intervention can be minimized, guaranteeing consistent quality, and increasing throughput. We’ll also have a guest speaker, with Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact Originators Group, taking part in a live interview to discuss the future of platemaking and how his business is addressing the topic of sustainability.’
The event will conclude with a live Esko webinar, where attendees will learn first-hand about all the new features and benefits for Esko products, which will go live in November. The Esko Innovation Summit will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, UK. The registration is now open on Esko’s website.