Digital Packaging Summit 2015 to Focus on the Business Case for Digital Printing
PHILADELPHIA and MARSHFIELD, Mass.—September 9, 2015—The Digital Packaging Summit 2015 will take place Nov. 9-11, 2015, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future digital production printing technology, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions. This summit offers strategic level insights into what printing industry leaders should do to improve and optimize their business.
The Digital Packaging Summit provides a unique and valuable experience for attendees to acquire this knowledge. Pre-qualified attendees will meet and learn from the "who's who" in the label and package space as well as users who have or plan to install digital solutions. They will discuss the successes and challenges encountered when implementing this new technology. This unique format provides sponsors with 1:1 meetings with executives intimately involved with strategy and purchasing across the Labels & Folding Carton industry segments.
The Digital Packaging Summit focuses on how widespread changes taking place today are redefining the future of label and package printing. Attendees will meet and learn from some of the leading experts in the production inkjet space through a conference program led by Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partner, LLC, and a team of key advisory board members and speakers.
Advisory Board members include:
- Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners, LLC (Conference Chair)
- Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
- David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd.
- Ron Gilboa, Director, InfoTrends
- Noel Ward, Managing Director, Brimstone Hill Associates
- Jeff Wettersten, President, Karstedt Partners, LLC
- Paul V. Reilly, Partner, New Direction Partners
“The Inkjet Summit set the standard for high-level information exchange in the digital printing industry. We have taken that world-class event format and made it available to those in the packaging supply chain. The Digital Packaging Summit will be known as the 'go to' event for understanding where and how digital printing technologies will impact package printing for the next decade and focusing on the business case. Having been involved with digital printing for packaging since its inception more than two decades ago I am seeing clear momentum building in all areas of packaging in regards to digital technologies. The summit is perfectly timed as needs and capabilities begin to converge,” said Conference Chair, Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners.
While users are looking for information and guidance, suppliers are looking for ways to identify and develop relationships with these potential buyers specifically interested in production digital printing solutions. The Digital Packaging Summit is designed to meet both of these needs for attendees and sponsors.
Printing and converting executives who attend learn from top industry experts and their peers through keynote sessions, workshops, real-life end user panels, and segment-focused breakout sessions. They also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with, and listen to focused case studies from, leading solution providers. And they build long-lasting relationships through numerous networking receptions and meals, optional golf and other activities.
The conference program will cater to senior level decision-makers tasked with researching and understanding digital solutions and determining if the business case to invest or expand makes sense for their organization.
Some of the session topics will include:
- The Brand Owner's Perspective...What are they looking for?
- The Only Opinion That Matters Is Yours! Do you need digital printing, or does digital printing need you?
- Industry Best Practices—Lessons learned from other digital markets
- Market Segment Overview, Current State, and Forecasted Digital Participation in Packaging
- First step of the process—Can I make it work?
- Targeting Vertical Markets
- You Know How to Make it. How do you sell it?
- Hybrid Compared to Standalone—Positioning to meet specific needs
- Mass market vs. Specialty Products: deploying the right print technology at the right time
- Sponsor Case Study Sessions in a Boardroom setting...and more.
Sponsors to date include Mark Andy, Xeikon, Xerox, Memjet, Heidelberg, MBO, Kodak, Fujifilm, Screen, Kluge, Colordyne, Afinia Label, INX Ink, Konica Minolta, and more.
Digital Packaging Summit 2015 takes place Nov. 9-11, 2015 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For information on sponsoring and/or attending, please visit www.digitalpackagingsummit.com or contact David Pesko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Organizers
North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO) successfully operates magazines, trade shows and online services for the various markets it serves. Currently, the company produces 16 magazines, 22 e-mail newsletters, two subscription services and two trade shows, and employs more than 150 people. NAPCO's flagship publication, Printing Impressions, is the most influential and widely read journal for commercial printers worldwide. NAPCO also publishes several other well-known titles serving the direct marketing, promotional products and consumer electronics markets.
nGage Events is the leading producer of host-based, invitation-only business events. These events bring together leading vendors with qualified decision makers in an exclusive and intimate environment. The team at nGage Events has successfully produced more than 200 events across all market sectors using this distinctive format which guarantees access to key contacts in a private setting, fosters new relationships, improves existing ones, builds partnerships, and accelerates the sales process.
Source: NAPCO Media and nGage Events.