AWA Conferences & Events’ International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2013, alternating between Europe and North America, will be held on April 18-19 in Amsterdam Airport’s Park Plaza Hotel, and offers a full one-and-a-half-day program spanning all aspects of this increasingly-popular topic. Both stretch and shrink sleeves will be considered, with expert speaker presentations covering, among other subjects: product branding and marketing, sleeve label design, pricing issues at both ends of the value chain, material selection, pre-press, inks, converting, and seaming. The conference is moderated by William Llewellyn, vice president and senior consultant for AWA Alexander Watson Associates, who will also present an overview of quantitative market data gained from the company’s extensive research in the field.
Partnered with a concurrent exhibition featuring leading industry suppliers, the event offers excellent networking opportunities for delegates during conference breaks and the cocktail reception at the end of the first day. Platinum sponsors of the event are Accraply, Dow and Petroplast Vinora.
For industry participants who wish to extend their knowledge of the developing in-mold technologies in addition to sleeving technologies, the AWA In-mold Technologies Seminar 2013 takes place one day prior to the sleeving conference, at the same venue. This biennial event brings together molding industry professionals from all segments of the value chain to hear the latest news on the market for in-mold labeling and product decoration. Led by Corey M Reardon, President and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates who, as well as presenting the company’s in-depth global market data, will also moderate what promises to be a panel discussion on label materials featuring speakers from Yupo, Drukkerij Verstraete, and Innovia Films. All aspects of in-mold technology are covered by the program, from inks and coatings, digital printing, injection and blow molding and thermoforming, and a complementary supplier tabletop exhibition offers delegates the opportunity to research further product detail. Endorsed by leading companies in this growing industry, including platinum sponsors Paragon Inks, the event offers an intensive formal program, as well as networking opportunities throughout the day and during the early evening cocktail reception.