Speakers unveiled for Label Summit Latin America 2017

Details of the speakers and conference topics have been announced for Label Summit Latin America 2017. Being held this May at Santiago’s Espacio Riesco in Chile, the Summit will tackle key issues for the Chilean label and package printing field including industry trends, new technologies, market challenges and specific aspects of the wine labelling trade.

The opening keynote presentation is to be delivered by Ronaldo Mello and Ralph Olthoff of Avery Dennison Corporation. Titled ‘the changing global and regional pressure-sensitive label industry’ they will give delegates an insight into growth opportunities, macroecomonic trends impacting on the sector and an overview of the wine and spirit market. For over 25 years, Mello has worked in the packaging industry and was appointed vice president and general manager of Avery Dennison Materials Group, Latin America in 2009. Olthoff has over 20 years of sector experience and is global director for the wine, spirits and craft beer segment of Avery Dennison’s materials group.

The afternoon’s sessions will focus solely on wine label design and embellishment starting with Jos Kabouw of Grafisk Maskinfabrik delving into how to bring more sophisticated wine label decoration to the product.

The conference will close with a wine tasting workshop led by Andreu Gombau and Edmund Ayres from UPM Raflatac. Participants will benefit from knowledge sharing to improve and advance their business and have the opportunity to sample local wine and hear about how the wine is blended, bottled and labelled.

The conference runs alongside a table-top exhibition and visitors will be able to network and source new suppliers with over 70 leading manufacturers and service providers. From digital and conventional printing presses to inks and coatings and prepress and platemaking technology, every aspect of the label printing sector is represented with confirmed exhibitors including: Antalis, Armor, Avery Dennison, Bobst, Dow Corning, Epson, Esko, Etirama, Flint Group, Gallus, HP, Mark Andy, Nilpeter, Oji Papeis, Omet, Ritrama, SPG Prints, Sun Chemical, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon. In addition, delegates will also enjoy an exclusive networking session with a drinks reception at the Hip Hotel on the first evening.

Tasha Ventimiglia, event director comments: “The Label Summits are all about helping to achieve competitive advantage in an overcrowded market. Label and package printing is always evolving and tech change is a big, constant issue for the industry, so the Summits are focused on sharing the tools and knowhow for printers to create a more effective business strategy and add value for the customer. The events are a great opportunity to listen to and liaise with some of the industry’s best visionaries and thinkers and gain practical advice for the challenges businesses face today and beyond.”

On-site registrations are welcome throughout the event and full registration can be made online at http://www.labelsummit.com/chile.