For the 11th year running, the sleeve labeling sector of the world’s packaging industry will come together at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017, taking place this year April 6-7 in Miami, FL, at the Hilton Miami Airport. The event represents a unique forum where experts in related specialist disciplines address key issues and opportunities for the industry, across the value chain and across the globe. As always, the conference program mirrors the state of this distinct and dynamic sector of the packaging industry, which encompasses its own stream of special film substrates, plus shrink/stretch, sealing, and application processing equipment.
Collaboration, growth, brand value
Focusing this year on collaboration and growth as well as on the sleeve label’s key benefit: enhancing the value of brands, the program combines presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions with an exclusive facility tour for conference participants hosted by leading-edge converting machinery manufacturers to the industry Karlville Development Group. The formal agenda will be complemented by a supplier exhibition and extensive networking opportunities.
In-depth market analysis
AWA Alexander Watson Associates will set the event’s context with an in-depth expert sleeve label market overview and, to partner the company’s extensive market research database, will conduct a live, on-the-spot industry survey with participants, creating a real-time snapshot and useful up-to-the-minute insights.
The panel discussions will bring together industry leaders to debate today’s and tomorrow’s business; developments in film technology; and shrink sleeve recycling. From mergers and acquisitions to technical developments in materials, inks, production, converting, containers, and environmental concerns, this year’s AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017 will provide a comprehensive analysis of this lively young sector of the packaging market.
Presentation of AWA Sleeve Label Awards 2017
A special feature of the program will be the presentation of the 2017 AWA Sleeve Label Awards. Winning entries are chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, and the competition, now in its third year, is expected as before to showcase, literally, the most outstanding achievements in an industry that is recognised for its innovation and graphic creativity.
The AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017 is sponsored by a number of industry-leading companies, including platinum sponsors Accraply, Eastman, Karlville, SKC, Taghleef Industries, and Verst Group Logistics. Full program details and the online registration are available via the AWA Alexander Watson Associates website, www.awa-bv.com.