THAILAND • During Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 a series of educational events will take place. The first edition of the label show will be held at BITEC in Bangkok from 10 to 12 May.
The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop takes place on Saturday 12 May and will be moderated by Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director, Labelexpo. Topics covered include design and origination, inks, substrates, and converting and application technology. The workshop ends with a presentation on quality control and fault finding by one of the global industry’s leading shrink sleeve experts, Dr Séamus Lafferty, president of Barry Wehmiller company Accraply
There will also be conference sessions on 10-11 May covering a range of topics of interest to label and packaging printers, brand owners and designers.
Brenton Barrett, president Asia Pacific of Multi-Color Corporation, will held the keynote and will look at regional trends and growth opportunities. Another highlight on the first day is the CEO printer panel. Panelists include Piyapong Wongvorakul, managing director of Trisan Printing (Thailand); Peter Woods, director and CEO Southeast Asia, QLM Label Makers (Malaysia); Judy Tan, general manager Prestige Label (Singapore); and Ann Magdalene Chua, general manager Allied Pacific Packaging (Philippines). Moderater is James Quirk, group managing editor of Labels & Labeling.
The key session on day two is the brand panel discussion with speakers including Damodaran Govindaraju, packaging development director, Marico South East Asia Corporation. Other brand-themed presentations will include ‘360 degree design’ – taking in all aspects from packaging to consumer interaction – and developing new packaging concepts. Ryan Shaw, creative director for Southeast Asia at Landor brand and design agency, will look at the latest packaging design trends using a range of examples.
According to Tarsus, the conference sessions are free to attend and will be in English with simultaneous Thai translation. The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop will only be in English and costs USD 250 (seats are limited to 30). To find out more or to register please visit the event’s website www.labelexpo-seasia.com.