Digital Print for Packaging Europe returns to Berlin this December!

The digital packaging sector is the most dynamic of any applications across all printing. Digitally printed labels make up $13.2 billion of the market, with this figure expected to rise to $23.2 billion by 2022. While the label sector is the early adopter and mature in some regions, there is significant and continued growth in corrugated, carton, flexibles and direct-to-shape. It is expected that in just 3 years, the digital packaging sector will account for nearly 5.3% of packaging value, with converters looking to provide new services to satisfy growing demand for short runs and versioned products.

With growth in digital print for packaging accelerating and new technologies coming into play, the latest instalment of Smithers’ Digital Print for Packaging conference provides an ideal forum for brand owners, designers, converters, suppliers and retailers to gain invaluable insight into the latest market and consumer trends, technology developments and ground-breaking innovations.

Europe’s premier Digital Print for Packaging event returns to Berlin this year from 2-4 December. Following on from the huge success of the 2018 event, which saw a record 230 professionals from across the industry in attendance, the 2019 conference promises to be a must-attend for anyone involved in the diverse digital print for packaging supply chain.

Hear from global brands and leaders in digital print, packaging and design

Over two jam-packed days, from 3-4 December, leading names in digital print, packaging and design, such as Tetra Pak, Metsä Board, Smurfit Kappa, Unilever, Constantia Flexibles, HP, Domino Printing Sciences, Mondi Group and Nestlé will share their knowledge, thoughts and success stories on the industry’s hottest topics.

Designed to cover the full spectrum of the supply chain, this year’s programme will cover the latest news and updates regarding design for digital printing, colour management and workflow, direct to shape, flexible packaging and labels, sustainability, production trends in corrugated packaging and more through a series of presentations, case studies and panel discussions. Delegates are offered the opportunity to tailor their learning experience with two interchangeable track sessions on day one of the conference, a format which proved to be hugely popular in 2018.

In addition, the likes of Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mondelez International, Mondodelvino and Bulletproof Agency will join the highly anticipated brand owner and design agency session where they will discuss their approach to driving innovation, sustainability and personalisation, sharing real life examples and case studies.

This year’s event also involves a pre-conference workshop on Monday 2 December, focusing on the ‘requirements for digital print as an increasingly important part of the packaging eco-system’. The 4-hour workshop, run by Smithers’ print expert, Sean Smyth, will explore in detail the drivers, trends and developments that are coming together to shape the future opportunities for digital printing technology. The workshop provides an independent perspective, looking at the pros and cons of inkjet and electrophotographic printing.

Rub shoulders with leading industry players

With the entire supply chain under one roof, attendees can take advantage of a truly unique networking experience. More than 8 hours of dedicated networking time, including an exclusive drinks reception, allows for delegates to meet, connect and foster those all-important business relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Constantia, Danone, ABinBev, Clariant, Proctor & Gamble, Japan Tobacco International, Wipak, Mondi and many more have already confirmed their attendance – will you be joining them?

“DPP is the conference connected all players in digital printing, from developers to brand owners.” – A. Cavallari, Head of Corporate Digital Printing Initiative, Nestlé

Whether you’re looking for your next opportunity in digital print, wanting to meet top decision-makers, considering digital print for your business, or simply looking to understand more about this exciting and ever evolving market, this event is truly unmissable for anyone working within this exciting sector.

Find out more about the conference and book your ticket at Converter readers also get 10% off their ticket, just use discount code DPPEU19CM when registering online to claim your discount.