Labelexpo Americas 2018 – Conference programme announced

Labelexpo Americas 2018 takes place from 25 to 27 September in Chicago, IL, USA (Source: Tarsus)

USA • Details of Labelexpo America’s topical conference and learning programme for this year’s event are published. The two-day program comprises 12 themed conference sessions taking place on 25 and 26 September, the first two days of the three-day show.

First Day


With a focus on the commercial side of the labels and package printing industry, the first day will examine key issues of relevance, including workforce development and recruitment, mergers and acquisitions, the rise of printing on demand, and implementing innovative logistics labeling. Among the session highlights is the opening CEO converter panel discussion which will explore: creating a productive company and aligning with a long-term strategy; attracting new business and maintaining relationships with key clients; and using competitive pressures and industry disruption to advantage. Confirmed panelists are John McDowell, president of McDowell Label; Sandy Petersen, co-founder and owner of Digital Label Solutions; Bill Muir, president of Grand Rapids Label Company; and Micheal Lane, CEO of The Meyers Printing Companies.

Second Day

Topics include unlocking flexible packaging opportunities for label converters, elevating your customers’ brands with smart and connected products, preventing counterfeiting, and creating products with stand-out presence. Session highlights include the opening package printing panel discussion on understanding the market, identifying the opportunities and creating value and connecting the entire supply chain. Speakers confirmed for day two of the conference schedule include Rob Daniels, president of Quality Tape & Label; Benoit Chatelard, president and CEO of Digital Printing Solutions, Flint Group; Lois Leslie, senior innovation product manager and chief marketing officer, Link Technology at HP; Greg Althoff, creative director of Rhinegeist Brewing; and Clara Meinen, owner and creative director, One Sweet Design.

Three master classes will also take place on 26 and 27 September covering MIS and workflow automation; shrink sleeve technology; and inks, coatings and varnishes.

Labelexpo Americas takes place from 25-27 September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. Spread across five exhibitions halls, well over 400 exhibitors will be taking part. For full details, to book a place at the conference or to reserve a master class spot, visit: or

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