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Print21 + PKN LIVE gathers steam

Friday, 06 July 2018
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Australia’s first printing and packaging technology forum is just under a month away, and plenty of people have already bought tickets to what promises to be an exciting and informative inaugural event.

Print21 + PKN LIVE: New Frontiers in Packaging Print will explore the technological developments that are shaking up the print and packaging industries, from FMCG to point of sale, cartons for e-commerce, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts about the best way to jump on board with these new changes and challenges, and how these disruptions could revolutionise their businesses.

Panellists and speakers will include: IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig; Orora Fibre group general manager Brian Lowe; Kellie Northwood, CEO ACA / Executive Director TSA Limited and APIA; PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay; Marty Stone – Australia Post’s head of category – simplifying business, small business; Currie Group director, labels and packaging, Mark Daws; Matthews Intelligent Identification CEO Mark Dingley; Gwen Blake, managing director of packaging design company Boxer & Co; Amber Bonney, creative director of The Edison Agency; Ian Douglas, solutions architect and director of Spawnit; tech entrepreneur Bill Atta; Birdstone Collective director Ian Blair; and New Zealand’s Fred Soar, managing director of Soar Print.

Session highlights include:

  • Digital disruption and what it means for print and packaging
  • Down the aisle: how printed packaging and POS are enhancing the shopper journey
  • How on-pack triggered AR experiences are driving consumer engagement
  • Printed packaging’s role in the e-commerce ‘unboxing’ phenomenon
  • New directions in flexible pouch packaging and printing
  • Latest design trends for printed packaging and what they mean for Australian/NZ FMCG brand owners and their packaging suppliers
  • Digital printing is on a roll… who’s leading the charge in packaging and what advantages are they delivering to brand owners?

Headline sponsors are HP and Currie Group; gold sponsor is Matthews Australasia; and silver sponsors are Ecolean and EFI.

Who should attend:

  • Packaging Converters / Printers
  • Brand Owners / Managers
  • Brand & Packaging Designers / Graphic Arts Professionals
  • Commercial Printers
  • Printing Technology Suppliers

Find program details here.

When: Friday 3rd August, 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Where: Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney 
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