marriotmarquisThis November, Packprint Summit Americas, sponsored by Mark Andy & Hewlett-Packard, will come to the U.S. and will be the country’s first-ever package printing industry conference.

The two-day conference and exhibition will be held at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida on November 5 & 6 and will be a great new resource for technical developments, industry trends and advice for business owners who are looking to get into the package printing business.

More than 20 exhibitors, who hail from all corners of the globe, will be at the conference, and include such companies as Harper Corporation of America, Epson America Inc., Labels & Labeling Magazine, Hewlett Packard, Xeikon and Stork Prints. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact one of the conference team members here.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity for business owners, digital press manufacturers, flexible packaging and carton converters, international brand owners, packaging designers; packaging buyers and specifiers, packaging technicians, and, in short, anyone who has anything to do with the package printing industry. It’s the perfect event for networking and getting the inside scoop on new technologies, driving down costs, and increasing profitability.

During the conference, attendees will get the chance to learn about global label trends and technologies; meet the world’s leading industry experts; and hear case studies from printers and brand owners. The conference program includes discussion topics, such as:

–       Brand development and positioning

–       The new realities of package design

–       Digital package printing

–       Making the move from label to package printing

–       Product redesign to maximize shelf appeal

–       New printing technologies

–       Implementing an effective MIS/ERP software system to increase enterprise-wide profitability

–       And more

There also will be a panel discussion led by Danielle Jerschefske from Labels & Labeling with guest speakers David Pittman from Packprint World, Tom Polischuk from packagePRINTING and Robert J. Moran from FLEXO Magazine. This discussion will cover industry trends, challenges in the industry and the future of package printing.

Attendees will have plenty of time to network and share ideas with peers: the conference includes a networking lunch each day as well as an hour-and-a-half long boat tour on November 5 (when in Rome, err … Miami, right?) Participants will get a chance to tour the South Florida harbor and enjoy drinks and snacks while networking. Space may be limited, so it’s recommended to sign up prior to the event. (you can take care of that when you register for the conference).

If you’re interested in attending the Packprint Summit Americas conference, a Two-day Delegate Pass costs $450 and includes access to all conference sessions, entry to the table-top exhibition, networking refreshment breaks, networking lunch on both days and access to the networking boat ride on the first day.

The one-day Delegate Pass costs $270 and includes access to all conference sessions on that day, entry to the table-top exhibition, networking refreshment breaks in the morning and afternoon, a networking lunch and networking activity on Tuesday, November 5.

You also have the option of purchasing a Suppliers Pass for $1,150. That pass includes all the options of the Two-day Delegate Pass.

If you’d like to sign up for the Packprint Summit Americas conference, you can register here on the official event website. Pardon our pun, but you’ll surely be thinking outside the box after the event is done!

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