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FINAT – European Label Forum 2017

Source: FINAT

GERMANY • Finat’s important annual event, the European Label Forum, takes place this year in Berlin, 7-9 June 2017. The “ELF” invitates the label industry ranging from label converters to raw material suppliers, media and stakeholders from around the world, to debate major strategic business topics, gain in-depth market knowledge, and be inspired by a programme of top international speakers.

Like every year, via the European Label Forum, FINAT will update the label community about the latest market trends and developments. The second day of the conference will open with a summary of the association’s authoritative labelstock statistics and half-yearly market review, the FINAT RADAR.

Workshop host Paul de Ruijter supported by co-host/’side-kick’ and FINAT President-elect Chris Ellison, will debate the outline of the future landscape for our industry given the mega-drivers that are at stake.

FINAT will welcome as its closing keynote speaker Joschka Fischer, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Joschka Fischer talks about ”The future of Europe in a divided western world” presenting his insider view of the present and future landscape of European societies, connecting history, present and future.

As a special treat, this year’s edition will also feature a FINAT-commissioned study into the present and future state of practice of digital label printing in Europe (by US-based market research agency LPC who already did a mirror study in North America), as well as a market review of Direct Digital Print on containers by AWA Alexander Watson Associates from The Netherlands. The second day will be also a panel featuring “three of the world’s largest label companies” to reflect.

Full details about the programme, speakers and surrounding events such as the FINAT label and recycling awards and pre-conference workshops and social events, will be released soon. More details and how to register will be published in February on the website of the event.

Rosina Obermayer

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