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  • Look who’s coming to LIVE… will you be there?

    Lindy Hughson (right) speaks to Mark Wiedermann from Frucor at a LIVE event last year.

    With exactly three weeks to go to Print21+PKN’s LIVE industry forum to be held in Sydney, interest is growing apace for the first-of-its kind event for the packaging and printing industries. Here’s a snapshot of which companies are attending.

    New Frontiers in Packaging Print has attracted industry leading companies in the fields of printing, converting, design, food manufacturing and allied service providers.

    Just some of the companies included in the attendee list are Arnotts; Artech Print: Australian Paper; Australia Post; Ball & Doggett; Birdstone; Blue Star WEB; Bottcher Australia Pty Ltd; Boxer & Co. ; Brebner Print; Bright Print Group; Confoil; Colour Graphic Services; DreemAR; Ecolean; Epson Australia; Energi; Exelnetwork; Format Print; Fuji Xerox Australia; Graph-Pak; HP Graphic Solutions; Hybrid Software; IVE Group; Kirwan Print Group; Konica Minolta Aust; Labels & Packaging ANZ ; Litho Superpak P/L; Matthews Australasia; Mela; Multi-Colour Corporation; Orora; Pegasus Print Group; PES Print NZ; Print & Pack Australia; Printing Industries Association Australia; Profile Packaging; RollsPack; Roy Morgan Consulting; Sappi Trading Australia Pty Ltd; SEAGA Group Australia; Snack Brands Australia; Sunrice; Soar Print; Spawnit; Spotpress; Tharstern Australia; The Edison Agency, TSA… and more.

    To join the crowd, you can book tickets here: https://www.book-this.com/packaging-news-live-sydney-2018/event/ticket

    For the full programme, take a look here: http://www.packagingnews.com.au/live

  • Label printers move into packaging

    Next month’s inaugural Print21 + PKN LIVE: New Frontiers in Packaging Print will examine how increasing numbers of label printers are finding gaps in the packaging market.

    In a session focused on printers who were early adopters of digital printing, starting with labels – and who are now exploring growth opportunities in packaging, we’ll hear from companies like Kirwan Print Group, Soar Print and Excel Print.

    ‘Primed to move into the packaging sector’: Steve Matthews, CEO Excel Print.

    Guest panellist Excel Print CEO Steve Matthews will share his company’s journey from its establishment as a digital cut sheet printer in New Zealand in 1987.

    “We are NZ’s largest digital print provider and four years ago we diversified into the label industry,” says Matthews. “Recently, we’ve invested in equipment that has enabled us to start out our journey in the flexible packaging market.

    “We are experts in fit-for-purpose, cost effective label print solutions using state-of-the-art digital technologies We have a strong label and shrink sleeve operation and are now primed to move into the packaging sector. We currently supply trade partners with print as we are yet to have our own in-house finishing for flexible pouches.”

    LIVE’s Game-Changing Technology in Packaging Printing session will also feature Fred Soar, MD of Auckland-based Soar Print, who will discuss opportunities in the food and beverage industry, where artisan brands are proliferating, giving rise to a demand for short print runs of multiple SKUs.

     Other panellists and speakers at Print21 + PKN LIVE: New Frontiers in Packaging Print 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; and Birdstone Collective director Ian Blair.

    Tickets are on sale here. 

    Find program details here.

    When: Friday 3rd August, 2018

    Time: 9am to 4pm

    Where: Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney 

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  • Print21 + PKN LIVE gathers steam

    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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  • Trans-Tasman talent to appear at LIVE

    New Zealand label and packaging printer Fred Soar is the latest entry in a star-studded lineup of speakers at Print21 + PKN LIVE, where he will discuss how labels have boosted his business at Soar Printing.

    Fred Soar.

    One of Auckland’s oldest family businesses, Soar Printing has moved into digital labels with the purchase of a HP Indigo press. Soar, managing director, is looking forward to sharing his experience at LIVE. “I’ll be speaking about some of the work we’re doing on our HP Indigo 6800,” he said. “As a commercial printer we diversified into labels about five years ago, and now we’re getting some traction and selling more folding cartons as a result of that as well, which is interesting.”

    Soar encourages printers and converters to attend, as LIVE will provide valuable learning and networking opportunities. “These events are very valuable for printers. It’s always good to keep abreast of trends in the industry and to meet other people, form different markets so you’re not competitors, and share ideas openly,” he said.

    Print21 + PKN LIVE will be held at Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, on Friday August 3. Sessions will cover:

    • Digital disruption and what it means for print
    • Consumer engagement via packaging and POS
    • Packaging design trends   what brands and printers need to know 
    • Game-changing printing technology and the advantages for printers and FMCG brands
    • Automation, IoT, and AI… future directions for packaging and printing.

    Early bird tickets for the event close tonight, and are available at https://www.book-this.com/packaging-news-live-sydney-2018/event/ticket.

  • Impressive line-up for Print21 + PKN LIVE

    Leading industry figures from Orora, IVE Group, Australia Post, Currie Group, the PIAA and elsewhere have signed on as speakers and panelists for Australia’s first packaging and printing technology forum to be held in Sydney in August.

    The inaugural Print21 and PKN LIVE forum – New Frontiers in Packaging Print – will explore the latest developments in packaging print technology, 

    From FMCG to point-of-sale, to cartons for ecommerce, packaging and brands are fast being transformed into multichannel media and the forum will examine growing opportunities for printers in packaging in the digital age, and review the technology driving this change.

    Panelists and speakers will include: IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig; Orora Fibre group general manager Brian Lowe; 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 intrapreneur Bill Atta; and Birdstone Collective director Ian Blair.

    Sessions will cover:

    • Digital disruption and what it means for print
    • Consumer engagement via packaging and POS
    • Packaging design trends – what brands and printers need to know 
    • Game-changing printing technology and the advantages for printers and FMCG brands 
    • Automation, IoT, and AI… future directions for packaging and printing.

    Major sponsors include HP, Currie Group and Matthews.

    Find program details here.

    Early bird tickets are available here.

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