The highly anticipated 3rd edition of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations (www.xeikoncafe.com), taking place 28 to 31 March in Belgium announces the full details of its large-scale business and technical programs as well as schedule of live production of key digital print applications. The highly educational and inspirational Xeikon Café 2017 will help visitors determine the right strategy for their business in digital production.
Xeikon Café 2017
Attendees of the Xeikon Café 2017 can expect a broad coverage of relevant business and technical information in the presented conference programs, in addition to 30 live digital production demonstrations of labels and packaging, especially in new emerging market segments, as over 40 industry suppliers join forces to show end-to-end solutions.The educational and inspirational Xeikon Café 2017 exhibition & conference, announced the full details of its large-scale conference programs and schedule of live production of key digital print applications. Attendees of the event can expect a broad coverage of relevant business and technical information in the presented conference programs, in addition to 30 live digital production demonstrations of the most diverse label and packaging applications, especially in new emerging market segments, as over 40 industry suppliers join forces to show end-to-end solutions. The Xeikon Café takes place March 28 through 31 in Belgium. More info and free registration is available on www.xeikoncafe.com.
Education and inspiration through large-scale conference programs
The Business Conference will introduce a number of highly experienced speakers, including keynote speaker Rafi Albo, who will bring an game-changing presentation on what can be achieved when combining augmented reality with print. Several printers, including Produlith, Cupsz, PrintSure and CS Labels will be sharing their business stories and discuss the influence of digital production on their successes. Jan Duffhues of Mars Europe will bring a brand’s perspective to the stage, talking about moving packaging into the digital ago. In addition, a range of industry consultants and analyst will share insights on important topics including trends in the label market, food safety regulations, the influence of online shopping on food packaging design and the role of digital production in the packaging market. Also practical sessions on the shifting to digital and successfully managing a printing company are covered in the programme.
The Technical Conference will run three sessions simultaneously during which hands-on technical aspects in self-adhesive labelling, paper cups, leaflets, in-mould labelling, folding carton, heat transfer labelling, PDF standards, wraparound labels, flexible packaging, and wet-glue labelling will be covered, including a session on food safety and one on the latest GWG PDF standards.
The full program itinerary with a complete list of speakers, topics and timings of both the Business and Technical Conference is available on www.xeikoncafe.com/en/about#when.
Discovering new opportunities in digital production
Live production of end-to-end digital applications in labels and packaging with the joined forces over 40 industry suppliers of software, print media, consumables, digital printing and finishing solutions will provide Xeikon Café visitors an in-depth encounter of the market and capabilities, from concept to the final product. Print quality, embellishments, challenging substrates, anti-counterfeiting, food safety, and diversity and localisation of products are just a few key aspects that will be highlighted in the applications. A comprehensive list of the live applications and supporting Xeikon Café partners throughout each workflow chain is available on http://www.xeikoncafe.com/en/about#what.
Third edition of the Xeikon Café
“A tremendous amount of effort has gone into preparing the third edition of the Xeikon Café. The technical and business presentations of the latest innovations and trends, motivational speakers, and the extensive, diverse range of live label and packaging demonstrations are designed to deliver exceptional value to printers and converters, both to those experienced ánd those new to the world of digital production. Raising awareness of new potentials digital printing can offer, is the main focus of the Xeikon Café. It is the place to hear about the latest trends in labels and packaging, and discover what the future holds. The only question that remains is if you are ready to go digital?.”
states Filip Weymans, VP of marketing for Xeikon.
About the Xeikon Café
The Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations is a platform offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production, and enabling printers and converters to consciously make a business decision. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.
Date: From Tuesday March 28th until Friday March 31st
Opening hours: daily from 09:00h till 17:30h, except on Friday till 16:00h
Location: Xeikon HQ, Belgium (Duwijckstraat 17, 2500 Lier)
Website & registration: www.xeikoncafe.com
Cost: the event is free for all attendees
PARTICIPATING XEIKON CAFÉ PARTNERS
Taking part of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 to showcase integrated solutions are: AB Graphic International Ltd, Actega Terra GmbH, Advanced Track and Trace, AGFA Graphics, Avery Dennison, AVT, Bograma, Brotech Graphics Co., Ltd, Cartes, CERM, CHILI Publish, Diamond Photofoil Limited, Esko, Flint Group Flexographic Products, Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Sheetfed, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Grafotronic AB, Highcon Systems Ltd., Hybrid Software NV, Iggesund Paperboard, Label Traxx, Lake Image Systems Ltd, Meech International, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software AG, Rietstack, Scodix, Sei S.p.A., Smag Graphique, Stora Enso, ThermoFlexX, Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Tresu Group, Tronics, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Europe GmbH, Zanders and Zünd Systemtechnik AG.
XEIKON CAFÉ CONTACTS
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