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Paris welcomes FINAT for its 50th anniversary conference

April 22, 2008

FINAT will hold its annual conference this year in Paris, France, the site of its first conference 50 years ago.

FINAT will hold its annual conference this year in Paris, France, the site of its first conference 50 years ago. The theme of this year’s conference is “Rendezvous with the Future,” and it will take a close look at the future of decoration technologies and pressure sensitive labeling. The conference will also examine FINAT’s history and current status.

At the conference, delegates will hear about the state of the industry in France in the context of European label market developments, which in turn will be put into the macro economic perspective.

FINAT and its co-host, UNFEA, the French label association, have secured a range of speakers including label industry watchers Mike Fairley (Labels & Labeling) and Corey Reardon (AWA Alexander Watson); packaging specialists Robert Opie (Museum of Packaging) and Frans Boumans (ING Bank); and association leaders Jan Frederik Vink (FINAT president), Dominique Durant des Aulnois (UNFEA president) and Jules Lejeune (FINAT director). These experts, well known to the label industry, will be complemented by external keynote speakers Marc Touati (ACDEFI), Ben Bensaou (INSEAD) and Cathy O’Dowd.

Also, the program will feature as its moderator innovation specialist Hans van Grieken (Capgemini), while Mans Lejeune, the former FINAT secretary-general and the association’s historian, will introduce the FINAT 50th Anniversary Book commemorating the occasion.


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